Thursday, 8 September 2011

My first magazine advert...

...was placed in this months issue of Elle Magazine! Unbelievable!!

I've just been to pick up a couple of copies as this is a huge milestone in Bagladee world. I have toyed with the idea of ads before but kinda passed it up as I didn't think my bags would sit well in most magazines, craft wise. Most people who read craft magazines can pretty much make anything they want and will most likely be looking for places to buy supplies. So when I was contacted by Elle Advertising team to be part of their 'Best of British' I sat and gave it some serious thought. Leaving it right up until the week of the deadline I said yes and bagged the last spot.

So here I am (bottom left) in amongst some lovely jewellery and accessories. I never dreamed that I would ever be able to open a magazine on the level of Elle and see one of my creations staring back at me!! Very surreal (I almost wanted to walk up to a stranger in Tesco and say "that's me!!").

I still cant believe what a month I'm having, Small Business Sunday Winner and then one time I thought I was silly day dreaming about having my own business making things that I love. Finally I can now stand up proud and say "I made it!".

Cant wait to see what happens next...................


  1. Well done Emma, you should be very proud of yourself! I am so gonna badger Bryan to get me a bag for Christmas so if you don't hear anything from him by mid November....give him a nudge please!!

    Wishing you all the success you deserve and more.

    Carla Sole xx

  2. Well done you! You are doing fantastically!

  3. Well done. I bet you are chuffed!!! We all need these boosts every now and again to show us that our work is appreciated. I nhope this boosts your bag sales and helps to get yur name out there more.

  4. Wonderful, the add looks fab, hope you get more sales and can soon fullfil your plans of world-bag-domination ;)

  5. *pats on the back*

    How exciting, let's hope that it brings lots of orders in, not too many that you get swapped and forget about us lot though :o)

  6. WOW! Great ad. Have you had much response to this?

    Hugs xx

    PS I haven't forgotten about that thing you asked me to do - unfortately P has not been very well this weekend....I will do it as soon as I can. xx

  7. Well done! I'm sure you'll get lost of business from here. Hugs, Silvia

  8. That's fantastic ! Well done you !! You should have showed the person the mag ... the first time I appeared in a magazine I was so excited I told the woman on the till at WHSmiths and she then told the other till people and then people in the queue were all wanting to see as well !! Be proud xx

  9. That's fantastic Emma, and well deserved!!! This must be every crafter's dream!!!
    Inspiration for us all!!!!!
    Have a great week : )

    Sharon xx


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