Handbags, Books...Whatever

Handbags, Books...Whatever (http://vickibatman.blogspot.com/) is the website of Vicki Batman, sassy writer of sexy and funny fiction.

Handbag lover.
Avid Jazzerciser. Mah jong player. Yoga practioner. Movie fan. Book devourer. Choc-aholic. Best Mom ever. And adores Handsome.

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  • 10/31 - Handbag & Book, Krista Ames
  • 10/27 - Guest, Charlene Raddon
  • 10/24 - Handbag & Book,
  • 10/20 - Guest, Trevann Rogers
  • 10/17 - Handbag & Book, Cara Marsi
  • 10/13 - Guest, Kimbra Kasch

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October 24, 2016

author @VickiBatman - #handbag and #book : I made a handbag and you could too #MFRWorg #RLF #Rssos #RB4U

Handbag and Book

Before I began writing in earnest, I was bitten by the jewelry bug. I made all kinds of bracelets, watches, pins, and yes, cigar box handbags.
My dad picked up cigar boxes to store clock parts in as he repaired old clocks and there were a lot of parts. Every now and then, I'd rummage through them and find ones I thought would be sturdy for a handbag. Handsome helped me add the eye hooks and I made the handle. The interior is just as interesting as the exterior:

I suppose I could have added felt or a mirror, but I didn't. It's attractive all by itself.

Does Hattie carry handbags? Of course! Here's a sample from the romantic comedy mystery, Temporarily Insane:

To complete my ensemble, I carried a red leather handbag, a designer knock-off.

I raced to my bedroom, flung my handbag with bamboo handles on the bed.

I could save up and treat myself to my favorite accessory: a new handbag. Now, that is money well spent.

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Do you like to read books and discover familiar elements like styles of cars, favorite foods, handbags?

October 20, 2016

Guest author Trevann Rogers is a Recovering Crochet Addict #crochet #hobbies #paranormalromance #MFRWorg

Recovering Crocheting Addict

The addiction to crocheting started when I was in college.  My advisor started a craft co-op with several students from the English department.  We met weekly to discuss literature, courses,  and to crochet. From that point forward, the intense love of the craft followed me through college and didn't stop when I earned that degree.

My specialty was shawls.  All shapes, colors, and designs.  Years later I learned that some of the other students knew me simply as "The Shawl".  I'm not really sure how I feel about that, but nothing I can do about it now.

I wore them for every occasion and had one to match any outfit I happened to wear.  I gave them as presents.  I sold them.

October 17, 2016

Witches, Demons, Vampires--and handbags! with Cara Marsi #MFRWorg #Rssos #Brichandbags #fashion

Handbag and Book with
Cara Marsi 
Hello, everyone. Thank you, Vicki, for having me today.

I’m here to talk about one of my favorite bags and one of my favorite books.

This bag is wonderful for travel. It’s from an Italian company called Bric. I have another Bric bag, a messenger bag that exactly matches this set, which I got about six years ago from the online discount retailer, Gilt Groupe. I love that bag. When Gilt had more Bric bags for sale earlier this year, they notified me. I bought this tote and matching cross-body bag. What’s great about this set for traveling is that the cross-body bag snaps into the tote. On a recent trip to France, I used the tote with the smaller bag inside as my purse on the plane. The tote holds a lot. When we were sightseeing on our trip, I used the cross-body bag.

October 13, 2016

Going Crazy for Halloween with Kimbra Kasch #pumpkins #Halloweendecorating #Rssos #MFRWorg

Halloween fun and book

with Kim Kasch
I love books…reading them and writing them. I guess I always have. As a young child I read everything I could get my hands on, which just started out as my mother’s collection of the Wizard of Oz books. I loved the so much that I read them over and over. Maybe that’s why I love Halloween so much. ;D

I go a little crazy decorating for the one BIG night. Sometimes it’s with pumpkins…

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