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Monday, May 19, 2014

.@VickiBatman ~ #handbag Monday: author Carmen Stefanescu shares a spring favorite #accessories #MFRWorg

~Handbag Monday~
Today, I have a special guest, author Carmen Stefanescu. Carmen is a teacher and writes paranormal fiction. But most interestingly, she lives in Dracula country!

Welcome, Carmen! Let's see what you brought:


My favorite handbag for this spring:

Superstition Vintage has this Vintage Needlepoint Purse with Pearl Clasp and chain handle. I love all the colors and floral patterns. I think I can wear it with different outfits. Surely, Anne, one of the characters in my novel, had a handbag like this one.

OMG, Carmen! These are exactly the kinds of bags I love. We are so simpatico, girl!

Here's a blurb from Shadows of the Past, a paranormal with light romance and horror:

The discovery of human bones and a bejeweled cross, in the hollow of a tree, open the door to the supernatural realm and the anguished life of Genevieve, a nun from medieval England.

Find Carmen at:  Website
Find Shadows of the Past at:   Amazon

Thank you, Carmen, for sharing your pretty handbag with me today!

Poinsettia Handbag: Week 9

I am a few weeks behind on the Poinsettia bag. Handsome and I have been traveling for business (plus a little fun on the side). I barely had time to read. This past week, I really got to work. I finished one side and started the second one. I love the accomplishment of filling in around the flowers and pushing through to the edges.
I did decide that I wouldn't be using the gusset piece for the gusset! Instead, it will become the handles. At least, I'm hoping the needlepoint shop will say that's okay. I don't like large tote handles that sling over the shoulder. For some silly reason, those fall off. 


Anonymous said...

Certainly a vintage look. It would suit Anne so well. Inspired, Carmen! :)

Leti Del Mar said...

Love the bag and I LOVED the book!

vicki batman said...

Hi, Carmen! Thank you so much for being with me today. I love the color of your vintage bag. And am working on my second from a vintage canvas. Congratulations on your book. Happy handbag!

Melissa Keir said...

The bag reminds me of the stool my grandmother made. It's the same shade of green with flowers. :)

Loved the blurb. Sounds exciting!

Rose Gorham said...

Like the bag! Went on amazon...great book cover!

vicki batman said...

Hi, Melissa and Rose! Thanks for welcoming Carmen.

THE canvases are still available to make handbags, pillows, etc. The flowers came already crafted and all needs to be done is fill in the background, like I'm doing on the poinsettia bag. The pale green is quite attractive.

Carmen Stefanescu said...

Thank you all dear ladies!
First to my host, for her kindness to post my promo and then to Ella, Leti, Melissa and Rose for comments!

Lani said...

I like the bag, but LOVE the blurb. Sounds like something I'd love to read!

Susan Day said...

What a beautiful handbag. Just the thing for a summer day's outing. I can't wait to read your book too. It sounds great!

Angela Adams said...

"Superstition Vintage" sounds like a great title for a romance novel. Thanks for the post.

Jackson said...

Super impressive collection of handbags at tradesy website which forces me to buy one Louis Vuitton handbag. I loved the bag and everyone praised for it too.

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