Our Promise : "One-of-a-Kind" made "One-at-a-Time"!

"One of a Kind bags made One at a Time"

Bette's Bags is a mother/daughter team who design and create original one of a kind handbags, purses, totes, yoga bags, diaper bags made with a "Modern Day Dame" in mind. Each bag is made individually from start to finish with quality care and attention given to every stitch.

Your bag is unique by its combination of colors, style and print, the ONLY one like it! You will never see another woman carrying YOUR bag! If another woman is carrying your bag...she stole it!


Monday, May 06, 2013

Mother's Day at the Market

 It's become a Mother's Day Tradition for us.
We'll be at The La Plata Farmer’s Market
Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 to help you find a ONE-of-a-KIND gift for your ONE-of-a-KIND Mom!!!

Print this flyer and present it to receive 10% off any Bag.
(Offer valid only at the La Plata Farmer’s Market on 5/8/13.)
Market located in the Charles County Court House Parking Lot at the corner of Washington Avenue and Talbert Street, La Plata, MD. 20646

Monday, January 21, 2013

Winter blues...

I'm not a cold weather lover.  I'd prefer to stay inside if temps are below 65 degrees. Actually, 65 degrees is COLD in my opinion.  Today is cold here on the east coast...today temperatures are 21 degrees for the low and only 40 degrees for today's high. I don't even want to know what the windshield temps are.  How lucky am I that my sewing studio is only a few steps down the hall and I don’t have to go outdoors to go to work.
As I sit here wearing thick wool socks, sweat pants, sweat shirt and fingerless gloves yearning for the warm weather of spring and summer I received some wonderful heart "warming" news....we finalized our summer vacation plans and reservations have been confirmed.  (Did you hear the "Halleluiah Chorus" being sung by heavenly angels too?)
We are looking forward to our family summer vacation. It’s been a long while since we’ve been able to get everyone schedule to allow us all together for a week at the beach.  But THIS year it’s on!
We are beach people. We set up our chairs and make camp before breakfast and we don’t come off the beach until dinner time.  The water is refreshing; the life guards are young and tan. Just thinking about the sand, the sun the surf brings a smile to my face. Then I start to think about...lugging the coolers, the beach chairs, umbrellas, sand toys, boogie boards and other miscellaneous beach items from our place over the sand dune to the shore.  Ugh…I’m tired already.  I’m going to need a BIG bag!
I’m filled with excitement and anticipation for summer and “our week”.   What to do to fill the time until we are barefoot in the sand?  Well, I’ve started designing “Bette’s Big Beach Bag”. This bag will be large and still look good while carrying beach towels and toys.   I’ll keep you up-to-date on the design process and when you can get your own Big Beach Bag.

Monday, December 31, 2012

Coming to an end.....

It's the Last day of 2012 and the last day to receive FREE SHIPPING for any purchase from our Bette's Bags Etsy Shop.

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Our FIRST Holiday Craft Show!

If you are in the DC Metro area come join us at The Third Annual Handmade Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday, November 17 from 10 am - 3 pm at TC Williams High School located at 3330 King Street, Alexandria, VA. !
Each year the Handmade Holiday Craft Fair raises money for Joining Hearts and Hands, an organization that builds schools and promotes economic improvements in Kenya and Tanzania. Over the past two years, the students at TC Williams HS has raised close to $3,000 which has helped build a form four (fourth grade) classroom in Tanzania. Each year, the craft fair hosts over 40 local, handmade crafters, student art work, and more! This is a perfect place to get your holiday shopping done while support TC students and a great cause!

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Just one more reason to BUY HANDMADE...

Check the inside of your expensive designer bag that's manufactured in China. Did they take the time to match and align the pocket fabric with the lining??? No?????? and you paid WHAT for your bag? 

This is why you should Buy Handmade!

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

It's FINALLY here....so DON'T miss it!

This Saturday, October 6th from 10am-6pm......It's ART on the AVENUE !!!!!!

Art on the Avenue is a multi-cultural arts festival celebrating our community’s diversity through the arts in the Del Ray neighborhood in Alexandria, Virginia. This festival is held on the first Saturday in October, rain or shine! Every year, over 50,000 visitors stroll down Mt. Vernon Avenue in Del Ray, Alexandria, between Bellefonte and Hume Avenues – people are greeted by over 300 artists (jewelers – silversmith & beaders, woodworkers, pottery makers, soap crafters, glass makers, unique painters, sculptures, fabric artists), musicians (Irish, folk, rock n’ roll, country and more), and food vendors (hot dogs, BBQ, Indian, crab cakes, chocolate bananas dipped on a stick, home made cider donuts). Kids activities have always been a vital part of the festival — stuff your own scarecrow, paint a pumpkin, lotus flower design, weave screen art, to name a few.
Over 300 fine artists, artisans and craftspeople sell their handmade items, such as wheel thrown vases and bowls, tiles, sculpture, hand embossed leather belts, tote bags and purses, drawings and pastels, knitted and crocheted hats and gloves, woven scarves and shawls, gourmet food, fused and blown glass, jewelry, turned wood bowls, paintings, photography, wooden puzzles, and much more.

Come see us at Booth 139W!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Summer's over.....

The morning air is crisp. Jackets and sweaters are just around the corner. It's time to post our hand-knitted items in the shop. Here's just one of our favorite neck-warmer.

 Hand-knit Bulky Buttoned Neck-warmer. One of a Kind

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

1300 FANS!!!!!

To celebrate and show our appreciation to the 1300 Bette's Bags Facebook Fans we are offering 13% off any purchase from our Etsy Shop
Use Coupon Code "1300FANS" when making your purchase.  
Coupon Expires September 15th, 2012.http://graphichive.net/uploaded/youtoart/b_1243675903429.jpg

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Getting ready for Fall.

It's so hard for me to let go of summer! It's my favorite season…spending days at the beach or by the pool; the picnics and barbeques; baseball games; the steamed Maryland Blue crabs. Summer is the best time for me under the tent at craft shows…I’ll take sweat over cold feet and hands ANY DAY!!
Since I can’t stop the change of seasons and I can’t move to a beautiful Caribbean island I will put my flip-flops away and try to endure until next spring and summer.  I will admit that there is one saving grace for me when the weather turns chilly… it’s my love of Knitting and Crochet!!!!  As the temperatures begin to cool down I will start carrying my knitting bag with me everywhere. There will be miles of yarn worked into hats, scarves, cowls, neck warmers, fingerless mittens, purses and my VERY favorite quick project, Crocheted Felted Flowers. I make them by the dozens in tons of colors, felt them and wear them on all of my hats, purses, tote bags, jacket lapels and neck-warmer. It’s my way of keeping some colorful warm weather flowers with me throughout the cold dark winter.