Tuesday, 27 March 2012

The British Craft Trade Fair

In less than 3 weeks I will be taking all my Bagladee creations once again to The British Craft Trade Fair. Apologies for being so quiet but its a hive of activity behind the scenes. Lots of new designs including new purses, mini clutches, lots of new fabrics and even a new range of bags....all will be revealed soon.

I have a lovely big pile of invitations so if you have always wanted to have a look to see if BCTF is somewhere you would like to exhibit or you are a Gallery, Boutique, Buyer please get in touch and I will send you a personal invite to the show.

The Show opens 15th April and runs to the 17th April (Sun,Mon,Tues), you will find hundreads of designer/makers and a huge range of crafts. Please note it is a Trade only show, but feel free to pop by my Stand 249 and say Hello :) I'm very friendly and will most likely be wearing a big smile :D

Monday, 19 March 2012

Hello! Yes this is me....

For those of you who have no idea what I look like......this is me *waves* Hellooooo. This photo was taken by me with my camera, tripod and timer. I think this was 1 photo of about 50, if anyone had actually witnessed me trying to take a half decent photo of my self they would have been in hysterics on the floor. I did chuckle to myself a few times.

This is the reason for the photo, I appeared in a double page spread in this months Sew Hip Magazine. I wasn't sure how big the article was going to be so I nearly fell off my chair when I saw this.

Last year was amazing for me and Bagladee and this year I hope will be just as good, there maybe a few twists and turns coming up on the horizon but I'm ready to face them head on. Life is about the journey and would be pretty boring if we all just mosied along.

I'll be back soon to show you all the gorgeous bags I've been making for BCTF. Not long now, less than 4 weeks. Best get back to it.

Monday, 12 March 2012

Easter Bunny Egg Cosy Tutorial

Want a fun and easy tutorial for the kids this Easter or maybe to give as gifts. A simple egg cup with a Cadbury's Creme egg topped with one of these bunny egg cosies....perfect! Follow the link here or by clicking the photo to Annie's blog The Felt Fairy for the guest tutorial I wrote last year. Enjoy :D

Thursday, 8 March 2012

A little something new

If I have seemed a little quiet on the blogs lately its because I am busy preparing for BCTF. So as well as juggling orders I am making some new samples for the trade fair. I absolutely adore these new shape purses. For those of you signed up for my newsletter you will have already seen a sneak peak of the new design. (If you haven't signed up you can do so with the link to the right).

I am trying to multi task as these 4 cuties still need their bows constructing but I've already started on some mini clutches and normal size clutches. All new fabrics!!!

Keep your eyes peeled for a giveaway coming soon :D

Saturday, 3 March 2012

A little bit of storage

Can you remember a little while back when the very lovely Rachel made me a sewing machine mat? It was crafted from some gorgeous sewing themed fabrics I'd been hoarding for sometime?

Well I decided that I would make some matching storage for my thread bobbins as previously I kept them in a box. Its much more time effective to have them on the desk with my sewing machine so I can dip into them when I need to.

I used a similar pattern to my clutch bags, they have the same boxed corner seams and are lined to the max to give them the same sturdiness to stand up on their own.

I made one from the buttons fabric and one from the bobbin fabric, I wanted a third so I used some of the scraps left to make the lovely one in the middle. As you can see they all have a different colour cotton lining inside.

I'm thinking of adding them to my website to buy as a group of three. I will be offering a bespoke service as well as ready made so if you're wanting a theme I can always accommodate.

I think these were a fantastic accompaniment to Rachel's mat.....I love being coordinated :D