Helen's Daughters Studio

Monday, February 28, 2022

March 5th - Facebook LIVE



       Saturday  - March 5, 2023

    11 AM - CDT 

Red Handle Handbag

Hybrid  RHH

Maxi Smart Porches

Char's Facebook LIVE
 will begin at 
11 AM CDT 
Saturday - March 5th.

What she shows on Facebook LIVE, 
will be all she will have for this LIVE.
She will not be taking orders at this time.
She has to catch up with January orders 
and prepare for an early April show.
She apologizes for the inconvenience.


Spirit Lake Arts Community Art Show

Char and husband, Frank, at their first art opening event since 2019.
Spirit Lake Arts Community Art Show
held in 3rd Street Nutrition in Downtown Baraboo, Wisconsin.
A fabulous Time was held by ALL!
Congrats to the planners and exhibitors.

Frank and Char


April 2022

Family Garage Sale 

Baraboo Art Building
3223 Water Street Baraboo, Wisconsin 
April 7 - 9
8 am to 6 pm


Bluff County Studio Art Tour
Lanesboro, Minnesota
April 22- 24, 2022


Next Char's Facebook LIVE
Monday  - May 2, 2022
 7 PM -  CDT


Check OUT


Happy March!


Monday, January 31, 2022

End of January - February Begins

The Class of 2022 - Design Challenge #10

The Make a Handbag A Day 
Design Challenge #10 is COMPLETED!  
Fourteen NEW designs.   
Some successes and others - not so much.
   At least two will be added to our 2022 Line,
 along with the Helen's Daughters Classics you already love.  
The Challenge started on January 2 and ended on January 16.
Thanks to you watching my progress.
We have about sixteen orders from this challenge. 
 So it may take a few weeks to catch.

My Favorite!

Your Favorite.

January 26 - Button Day

January 26 was "Button Day"!
Our brother is a tiny, but very important, part of our business.
Ted is our "button hunter".
He finds buttons for us and one day a year we join together
and go through the piles, boxes
and bags of buttons he has found for us.
Even though it was 20 below zero when we left our homes
it was a hot search for the best vintage buttons for our handbags.
Lucky us!

What's Ahead

February 12 & 13 - Fine Art and Craft Fair  
Olbrich Gardens - Madison, WI
10 am to 4 pm

Saturday - March 5th at 11AM
Helen's Daughters Studio 
Just Char
Tune into our page.

Check Out


Finishing Orders and Updating Website.

Stay Safe Everybody!

Happy Valentine Day!!!

Char at her Janome!

Saturday, October 2, 2021

October - Beautiful October!


October 15 -17, 2021
Visit our Baraboo Studio
10 am to 6 pm - Daily

This year, because our studio is so small,
  we will be outside under the tents in the backyard 
and our neighbors backyard.  Lots of space to feel
comfortable and safe.  We are not requiring
 you to wear a mask.  However, other indoor
studios in the Fall Art Tour will require masking.
There will be no food or beverages served
at any stop.  Hopefully, in 2022 we will return 
to indoor touring and treats along the way.
We Hope you will visit us and others.


Find Mariella at the Red Wing Art Fair


Sorry Friends
So sorry we had to cancel
 our appearance at the
 Galena Country Fair.
Fair on the Square in Madison wiped me out.


Fine Art & Craft Sale at Olbrich Gardens

October 23 & 24, 2021
Olbrich Garden's Madison. Wisconsin



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Coming in November

Facebook LIVE - Baraboo Studio
Sunday, November 28, 2021
 1 pm


Enjoy this absolutely beautiful weather. 
See Us this Fall at one of great events!

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

September 2021 Schedule


September 2021

After many months of cancelled shows, 

we are back to a somewhat normal schedule.

We used our time in so many different ways.

From voluntering, to big storm disasters, 

to working in our studios, keeping us out there with shopping choices.

Letting you know we're still here and have new work.

Thank you ALL for supporting us during this time.

We are grateful and humbled.

Char and Mariella - Helen's Daughters


Fall brings many shows, festivals and fair.

Sunday - September 12

Mt Mary Starving Artist Fair 

(Everything in this show is under $100.)

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Find Char in Booth #33

(Note...new locations)


 Mariella is doing the

Wausau Art Fair

Saturday/Sunday  - September 11 &12

Wausau, Wisconsin


September 18

Virgil's Craft & Vintage Fair

Craft Mall - Lake Delton, Wisconsin


The Madison Museum of Art 

Moved it's July Art Fair

September 25/26

Art Fair on the Square

Downtown Madison, Wiscosnin

Char's Booth - #733


October 15 - 17, 2021

The Fall Art Tour

in our 

Baraboo Studio

  is Happening.  

Char is not sure if the studio will be open.

But will have a display of her work in the backyard.

With information on how the "magic" happens!



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Hope to see you at one of our Septmeber Shows!!!


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/