Thursday, 30 April 2009
Now for a bit of news.....don't want to say too much yet as I don't want to tempt fate but....I've been asked to write a 'How to' book (on bags of course) the contract is all signed and a meeting scheduled :) cant wait to get stuck in and get going now.
Wednesday, 29 April 2009
See you tomorrow for a sneak peek at bag no.3 and a little bit of news.
Tuesday, 28 April 2009
See you tomorrow for bag no.2
Sunday, 26 April 2009
Friday, 24 April 2009
This yummy selection of felt was on special offer so I couldn't resist going back this week and getting more. This felt is a strange mix.....not sure what kind but its quite thick and rigid and the colours are lovely and vibrant. I have a plan!!!!
Sarah if you're reading this, don't worry I'm still buying felt supplies from your lovely shop......this stuff is for a side project.
Thursday, 23 April 2009
I've had to carry Nell around like a baby whilst I put tea in the oven (nothing exciting, just whatever I could be bothered to shove in) as she was in the huff that I wasn't here to feed them at tea time (the other half did).
I did have some sewing and cutting out fabric planned (as I didn't think today was going to be so long).....but now I plan to eat my tea, read some blogs and veg out in front of the TV........BLISS!!
Off to the ever so wonderful 'Hobbycraft' tomorrow!! Oh how I love thee!!! :)
Tuesday, 21 April 2009
I thought it was about time for an update on the sewing room/loft conversion. So 2 weekends ago it was looking like this, floor completed no plaster board up and one of the back boards were removed to add some cables and pipes.
Sunday, 19 April 2009
Saturday, 18 April 2009
p.s don't forget you can still take part in my 1st Year Anniversary Give Away, just click on the link on the side bar......Good Luck!
Wednesday, 15 April 2009
I cant believe its already been a year since I first discovered blogs and started writing my own. What made me decide to start blogging??? Well a lovely lady called Sarah, whom I know alot of you already know, has an amazing blog and the most gorgous range of felty lovelyness. :) I cant remember exactly how I stumbled across her blog but once I started reading I was hooked! And after a while I thought, Hey I could do this too.
Feeling a little timid (me? yeah right!) and not even sure that anyone was actually going to read it...my first post was born and the rest they say is history.
I have to say starting a blog is one of the best things I ever done. I've met so many wonderful people and made some really great friends. Its kept me organised- I always know what I have to do and when it needs done by because I post about it. Being a follower is just as important to me as I love all the inspiring things I read and see on a daily basis. It has definitely given me the boost that I've needed to take bagladee to the next level. Which also started my Etsy shop and kept me motivated to finish my website.
As a gigantic thank you to all of you who have inspired, supported, commented, read, purchased, posted, swapped and challenged me I am GIVING AWAY one of my bags.....yes you read right ladies! All you have to do is leave a comment to enter, you can get an extra entry if you either:
1) Tell a friend and they comment too (make sure they quote your name)
2) Blog about my post (make sure that you come back and leave the link)
Hugs Em xx
Tuesday, 14 April 2009
On Monday we had planned to go out for the day to a place near us called Matlock, the plan was to go for a lovely walk along the river then finish off with a bag of fish and chips before walking back to the car. Unfortunately we ended up staying in as the other half is really poorly (I'm no doctor but I think it could be man flu!!)
As he slept on the sofa I managed to start one of my swap gifts and a little bit of hand sewing whilst watching 'Close Encounters of the third kind'. I have to admit I have NEVER seen that film before, which the other half just couldn't believe. Not sure how I haven't just never have?
I really enjoyed it and felt quite emotional at the end when the mother was re-united with her little boy that had been abducted by the aliens. We still managed to have fish and chips from the local fish bar so not a bad day after all.
I've been playing around with a new pattern for a bag and its been causing me some grief. In my head I knew exactly how I wanted it to look but after 3 attempts I finally got there. I now have 2 versions of it....a simple one for something special which I will reveal later on, and a more complicated version to replace on of my existing patterns. Its not quite finished to photo graph but once it is I will show you.
OK I'm off to relax.......see you all tomorrow for my blog birthday. Don't forget to stop by, you don't want to miss out on something do you?????? Nope, thought not :)
Monday, 13 April 2009
Sunday, 12 April 2009
Feeling inspired by my new notebook that was a birthday treat back in Jan these little beauties were bursting to be created.
The one that came with mine was OK, it did the job, I cant really complain.....but......it was sooooooo boring. I wanted something that was going to inspire me back in return. And what better than some fun and funky fabric???
You really don't know how hard it was for me to actually list this one rather than slip my notebook into it it and slowly slink away......
Saturday, 11 April 2009
This morning we had a cup of tea in bed then I got up to cut some more fabric and tidy the house, the other half got up and finished some bit and pieces off before he went and cut some more plasterboard for the loft :)))))) *big grin* Between us this afternoon we got half of the plaster board up. The big grin is because it is actually starting to look like a room now and I can visualise where everything is going to go and how much space I'm going to have to sew until my little heart is content.
So the well deserved hot shower was to ease my aching arms from holding the plaster board up while the other half screwed it in place. I will show you some photo's Monday.
Thanks ever so much to Indigo blue for honouring me with this award :) so to pass it on here you are, I am supposed to nominate but because I love all your comments- consider yourself tagged on this one.
I love reading everyones comments, and the help and advice is great keep it coming, enjoy the award :)
Friday, 10 April 2009
Included with the very pretty Viola brooch was a cute piece of fabric with apples and duckies, some gorgeous ribbon (which I am officially in love with!!) And some mini chocolate eggs. "Claire, I have hidden them from Chris, I'm afraid they're all MINE!! :) Big hugs for such a fab parcel, thank you xx "
Thursday, 9 April 2009
So over the Easter weekend I will be trying to blog as many things as I can.....I have lots of creative ditties to post about.
Whilst I'm not getting carried away with posting about lovely craftiness I'd like to invite you all over to my blog next Wednesday as its my very 1ST BLOG BIRTHDAY. To celebrate I will be giving away a very special booty of items. I thought I'd go all out on this being my first year of blogging. So join me back here next Wednesday armed with a cup of what ever you fancy and a cake of some description.....
Well I'm off now to go and open 2 parcels that arrived for me today......I wonder whats in them??? How exciting I love parcels :) I'll show you photos tomorrow.
Tuesday, 7 April 2009
Pop over to Sam's blog on details on how to take part by clicking on the picture on the right.
The beauty of this swap is that you can swap anything that you want that you've made hence the 'freestyle' part.
You have until Monday 13th April to leave a comment if you want to take part. And swaps to be posted by the first week in May.
I've lots of ideas now!! Cant wait!! (Hi Rachel, this one's for you :) hope you take part)
Monday, 6 April 2009
The reality is I feel like there are 10 people living in my house creating ironing not just 2!!! I'm not a one to shy away from house work but there are a million things that I'd rather be doing than ironing. My plan is to get it all done tonight and out of the way so I can get back to doing some fun things.
Speaking of fun things......we've booked a little holiday for June. We didn't go away last year and weren't planning to this year with trying to finish the house. We started collecting the coupons in The Times Newspaper for 2 tickets for £90 on the Eurostar and booked tickets on Thursday last week, we've also booked ourselves into a quaint little hotel for 2 nights in Paris!!
I cant wait, I've been to France but never to Paris. I'm planning on totally over indulging on tourist activities. (Excluding snails and frogs legs....Uuuurggghhhh!!) :)
Fancy a giggle why not pop over to Squidoo to read the latest on Bagladee (just scroll down the page a little to read the interview)
Saturday, 4 April 2009
And today I sewed them together, I must admit I was quite impressed myself. I think the colours go great together....so vibrant and funky.
Thanks for the opportunity to play with my favouritest thing in the world (fabric) Ruthie, I do hope that they are everything you asked for.
Friday, 3 April 2009
Audrey is having a 'bag' swap!! Are you coming to join in? Of course I'm in....I couldn't resist joining another swap, even better that it is a BAG SWAP :)
Click on the button to the left and leave a comment on Audrey's post....she'll then hook you up with a swap buddie....but shhhhhh its a secret.
See you all there......x
Wednesday, 1 April 2009
And look!!! One wall is complete with plaster board....see the socket near the point of the roof. Are you thinking what on earth would you need a socket all the way up there for??? Well my flat screen TV of course!!!
Only 2 walls left to plaster board before we get the skylight in, plaster board that wall too. Sand the beams and varnish, bring the plasterer in and paint the walls......get the carpet fitted and wall paper hung and we should be ready for furniture.