Helen's Daughters Studio

Friday, March 12, 2021

March 2021- In the Studio

 March 2021 - In the Studio

March is the month to send in 

show applications and build up Inventory.

Many of our bigger city shows for spring and early summer 

have been cancelled. 

We have found a few smaller local shows to do 

 and will continue Facebook LIVES.

Char is invited to a



April 1 thru 30, 2021

VIVA Gallery

217 South Main Street

Viroqua, Wisconsin


 First Saturday - Facebook LIVES

May 1 - Mother's Day Handbags

June 5 - Spring and Summer Handbags

July 3 - Celebrating US!

August 7 - Late Summer into Fall

Mariella will be part of the 

Bluff Country Studio Art Tour

Visit her in Lanesboro, Minnesota

Follow Us on Facebook.   Check out the website.  Look and follow Instagram.




That's it for March. 

 Stay Safe.   

We are hoping for a few late summer and fall shows and fairs.

Monday, February 1, 2021

The Very Merry Gifts of LOVE


 The Very Merry Gifts of LOVE

Join Us 
Facebook LIVE
Saturday, February 6, 2021
Char at 10 - 10:15 am
Mariella at 11:30 - 11:45am

Click here:

Happy Valentine's Day!

Char & Mariella


Thursday, January 21, 2021

Ordering a 2021 January Design Challenge #9 Handbag

Ordering A Challenge Handbag - #9

The Class of 2021

I will be offering a few pieces from this class to be ordered.   

What that means I will take your order and make the 

handbag style you like.  In some cases, I will have to make substitutions for 

buttons, fabrics or bracelet handles.  

I will contact you if I have to make substitutions. 

********************************************************************************************** *Order Challenge handbags by contacting me via Messenge on Facebook - Helen's             Daughters Studio or baraboobags@centurytel.net .

* I need your email address, so I can email you a Square Up Invoice.

*Note - I will probably only be able to make four handbags from the class a week.  When I get to making the handbag you order, I will email you an invoice. I will make the handbags in the order I receive them.

*I can add cross body straps to all - just request it.


Here are your Choices

#1 - Red O

$145 - $5 - Shipping 

5.5% Sales Tax if you live in Wisconsin

8" high x 14 1/2 " wide x 3 1/2" deep

Two available to order.

I have the red bracelt handle.   

Red on one side.  Lime green or pink on the other side.


#2 - Two Sides to Every Story

$145 - $5 - Shipping 

5.5% Sales Tax if you live in Wisconsin

13" high x 13" wide att the bottom/8 ich zipper x 2 1/2" deep

Three Available to order.

The handle was a one of a kind bracelet.  

If you have an old bracelet you'd like me to use you can send it to me or I'll find one.   

I can send an image of it to you to say yes or no. 


# 3 - unavailable


#4 - Gray

$105 - $5 - Shipping 

5.5% Sales Tax if you live in Wisconsin

9" high x 12" wide x 3 1/2" deep

Five available to be ordered.

I have all material available to this handbag.


#5 - #7 Unavailable



#8 - RED

$105 - $5 - Shipping 

5.5% Sales Tax if you live in Wisconsin

8 1/2" high x 9 1/2" wide x 3" deep

Five Available to order.

The only substitutions would be the button - it is one-of-a-kind.


#9 - #10 Unavailable



#11 - Voices

$105 - $5 - Shipping 

5.5% Sales Tax if you live in Wisconsin

11" high z 14 " wide at the bottom/ 7" zipper x 3 1/2" deep

Five Available to order.

The button is one of a kind. 

  I would make a button substitions or us a big button you would send me.

The flag material will change to the back pocket material.


# 12 - Unavailable



#13 - November

$145 - $5 - Shipping 

5.5% Sales Tax if you live in Wisconsin

11" high x 14" wide at the bottom/9 1/2" zipper x 4" deep

Two Available to order.

The flap and button reddish pink fabric will be substituted with a similar fabric.

Button and Buckle are one of a kind.  

 A substitution will be made of a similar vinatge notions.


#14 - Little Marley 2021

$95 - $5 - Shipping 

5.5% Sales Tax if you live in Wisconsin

8" high x 10"wide at bottom/ 7" zipper x 2 1/2" deep

Five Available to order.

I have all fabric.   the Substitiution may be the button.



Thank you for liking, loving and sharing my Design Challenge #9!

If you have questions, please use "Send Message" on the

Helen's Daughters Facebook Page.

Char terBeest Kudla - A Helen's Daughter


Facebook Link - https://www.facebook.com/helensdaughtershandbags/



Sunday, January 3, 2021

2021 January Design Challenge #9

2021 January Challenge #9

Every January for the last nine years, I have challenged myself to 
sketch 14 new designs in 14 days.
One or two of the designs make it into my line of handbags.
I start in my sketchbook - doodling and playing with different ideas.   
When I find one I like, I draft a pattern, choose the fabrics and make the prototype.   
I photograph it and put it on my Facebook page.  
The next morning I get up and do the same thing - for 14 days in a row!
A fun time to "play" with no pressure of an upcoming fair or show.

 Design  #1

 Design #2

Follow on Facebook and see what's next! 

Something new and fun for our community!

Blank Canvas, Yellow Feather Gallery and Helen's Daughters Studio is launching an #BarabooArtisanChallenge - January can be a long long month. Consider joining us! (Some of us have been doing this for years.)
Challenge Your Inner Artisan
Are you a painter, a sculptor, a baker, a singer, or maybe a fiber artist?
Do you enjoy crafting and creating or have the desire to learn a new craft?
Are you three to 103?
Yellow Feather Gallery, Helen’s Daughters Studio, and Blank Canvas Arts have come together to ring in the new year with an artistic bang and we need you!
We are challenging the artisans in Baraboo and the surrounding areas to fill social feeds with art of every kind. From Jan 1 to Feb 15, post your creations, accompanied with the #barabooartisanchallenge hashtag on Facebook or Instagram.
Post often!
This challenge is a great way to showcase the creative abilities of our community and bring attention to your work. With the unfortunate events of the past year, many craft shows, art fairs, and other events were canceled, and as a result, many artisans have struggledto get their work in front of an audience.
We also want to use this opportunity as a way to encourage the Baraboo and surrounding communities to embrace their own inner artist and learn a new craft. There is no age limit.
Showing support for your fellow #barabooartisanchallenge sharers is easy, fast and often free. Just click the like button, leave encouraging comments, or share posts to spread the work of these talented people.
So, get those colored pencils out, record yourself reciting a poem, show us your quilts, handbags, and cross-stitch, bake a masterpiece and share your creations with us all. Use the hashtag #barabooartisanchallenge and help Deb, Char, and Brett brighten up those dark winter days with the beauty of art!
Brett D Klawitter– Blank Canvas
Debra Grall – Yellow Feather Gallery
Char terBeest Kudla – Helen's Daughters Studio


February 6 - 10 am to 3 pm
More Facebook LIVES!!

Follow the fun here!

Happy January! Better days are on the way!!!


Sunday, December 20, 2020

Helen's Daughters Studio Clearance Sale

Helen's Daughters Studio 
Clearance Sale

Sunday, December 27, 2020
8 am to 8 pm

20 to 50% off original price

On Helen's Daughters Studio
Facebook Page
Click here....

We are only offering 30 handbags during this sale.

How to Buy a Clearance HDS Handbags

1.   Pick the number of the handbag you want to purchase. 
2.   Message me on this Facebook Page - Blue Box is near the top of page....or email me at  
       baraboobags@centurytel.net .
3.   Give us your email address (please do not use your work email address) state you live in and tell 
      us the number of the handbag you want to buy.  We will email you a Square Up Invoice.
4.   You will have 6 hours to pay via a safe credit card service connection.                         
5.   The first shopper to message/email us with the handbag number you want, will be 
      awarded the that handbag.
6.   Handbag numbers will be listed on Facebook as sold when transactions are complete.
7.   Sorry - USA sales only.  
8.   $5  Shipping.  
9.   Thank you. 
10. All Sales are final.  There are no returns. The handbags are sold as is.  No alterations or changes to 
       the handbag will be made.

Merry Christmas Friends, Fans and Family!

Char from Helen's Daughters Studio


Wednesday, November 11, 2020

November/December - Things Are Happening

2020 Christmas/Holiday Collections

 The 2020 Helen's Daughters Studio Christmas/Holiday Collection
 is ready to be ordered in limited numbers

The Bigger Handbag. 11" x15" x 3 1/2". Slot front handbag. Back zippered pocket. 
Heavy Duty top zipper opens to one opening with a plum satin lining. 1 1/2" wide a
djustable strap with a middle grab handle. 
$105. $ 4 Shipping .

The Perfect Traveler. 10 1/2" x 9" x 3'. Slant slot front pocket. Zippered Back pocket. 
One inch wide adjustable webbing strap. Zippered front with 
one large opening with plum satin lining. No pockets inside. 
$68. + $4 shipping. 

The Little Lavender Handbag. Two front zippered pocket. 
One goes into the handbag with a plum satin lining. 
Back Slot pocket. Adjustable 1/2" black webbing adjustable strap. 
No pockets inside. 
$48. + $4. shipping.

Little Lake Pouch - 7 1/2 x 7 1/2". Front slot pocket. 
Adjustable cording with a toggle grip. 
Front pouch opens to plum satin lining. 
$30. + $4. shipping. 

Smart Pouch - 8" x 5". Front zippered compartment with plum satin lining. 
Adjustable cording with toggle gripper. 
$28. + $4 Shipping. 


The Very Merry ONLINE Holiday Fair is Now Open

 Click for Shopping!     


                         SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2020 AT 10 AM CST – 4 PM CST

Helen's Daughters Studio Market On the Deck

Click here for more info.....https://fb.me/e/1QDPFKs34

IN PERSON SHOPPING! Many of our friends and fans live within 100 miles from the Baraboo Studio and give Helen's Daughters Studio Handbags as Christmas/Holiday gifts. Helen's Daughters, Char, will be putting up her art fair tent on her outside deck and offering an "in person" shopping opportunity on Saturday, November 21 - 10 am to 4 pm. We'll have a heater inside the tent, but it will still be chilly. So, dress warmly. We'll also follow Safer in Sauk Guidelines and masking wearing is required. (Char is a Downtown Baraboo Inc. member. The Downtown Shops are offering their Evening Christmas Market - Starting at 4 pm.)


There Once Was a Barn Holiday Boutique
A Collection of Artisans 

November 27 & 28 
Willard, Wisconsin

Find My handbags in this Boutique.

For info Click here..



217 South Main Street in Viroqua, Wisconsins

   I have added my handbags to their Holiday Show.  
(Sorry, handbag shown is already sold.)




December 11, 2020 - 10:30 am - Char
December 12, 2020 10:30 am - Mariella

This will be the link


There will be pop up  and other events.
Follow social media sites for more ino






Shop Local - Shop Small - Support Your Local Artisans a Small Shop keepers
Stay Safe

Air Hugs, Char from Helen's Daughters Studio

Monday, September 21, 2020

Fall Update - Helen's Daughters Studio

Baraboo Artisan Backyard Art Walk/Drive

October 10, 2020
9 am to 5 pm
My Backyard!

10 Stops - 20 Artisans
Maps and Info.

See new work!

Visit Helen's Daughters Studio, Char 
and in her location
Frank Kudla - Jeweler
Kristee Weber-Michler - Basket Maker
Lisa Nelson - Roots Chocolates.

All visitors must wear a face mask and sanitize hand before entering backyards.
We follow Safe in Sauk Guidelines.


Mariella Will be doing the October 10 - Red Wing Arts Festival.   
Check our Facebook pages for more details.


The Fall Art Tour #27 Has been Cancelled.   

 Helen's Daughters Studio 
Fall Art Tour Pop Up Shop 

October 17, 2020

Experience the Fall Art Tour's fun, fall travel and amazing artisan shopping experience at the Helen's Daughters Studio. Char will offer a collection of her handbags, online - for purchase, shown in her home, studio and backyard Tour settings. Just a hint of what you expect to see, feel and taste when you visit her Fall Art Tour stop. Enjoy a slice of the Tour without even leaving home. I look forward to seeing everyone in 2021. 

Click here for more info.


Looking Ahead

Info for Fair coming in November!

Enjoy the Fall Events and hope to see you soon 
either in my backyard or on Facebook!
Stay Safe friends.