North Star Stories
Handmade Hope Book Bags


Handmade Hope

is the name of the products I make to honor cancer survivors. I am a three time breast cancer survivor and know the struggles a person faces when he or she hears the words 'you've got cancer.' There is no profit for me when I sell one of these book bags as 50% of the sale will be donated to Hope Lives, a breast cancer awareness organization that helped me through my first diagnosis. A couple years ago, I crocheted winter scarves and donated them to the cancer center I go to for treatment. This year, I made book bags and I'm offering you the chance to help make a difference in someone's life. It's an amazing feeling when you know you have. 
There are three choices of fabric used in making the book bags: cowhide; brown suede; and black tooled. Each bag has a pink ribbon pin permanently attached in honor of or in memorandum of someone you know that has had barest cancer.

Cowhide Book Bag
Brown Suede Book Bag
Black Tooled Book Bag