Saturday, 25 August 2012

New frames

After a mammoth 6 month search I have finally got my mitts on a box of these frames. They are the same as the others I use for the mini clutches but if you look closely they have little loops on the top for attaching a chain strap!! Cant wait to make some shoulder clutch bags.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Quickly, quickly...

If I'm not careful Mr. Bagladee will start getting jealous that I'm spending most evenings with 50 very dashing gingerbread men ;) they aren't just ordinary gingers Oh no, once they have their spectacles added they will be 'Theo' Gingerbread men.

Who knew that I would not get bored of making so many! In fact its actually made me want to make more. Which is a bloomin' good job as when these are finished I need to start on some more. A huge transition is coming soon and I'm racing through my To Do lists as quickly (but carefully) as I can to make way for a 2 week break. I feel excited, with butterflies in my tummy but extremely nervous at the same time. I think I'll feel a lot better once I can finally let you in on it. I actually feel now that I've built this all up to something spectacular and when I do tell all you will all say 'Huh is that it?' :)

Monday, 13 August 2012

Dear everyone.....

I hate to keep popping in and out of my blog in a flash but at the moment time is precious and you all know that if anything gives in a crafters 'To Do list' its always the blog (well for me it is). I've barely read any blogs of late and for that I do apologise, I miss all your funny, clever, imaginative, sometimes sad but touching posts and no doubt it will take me an age to catch up. So if you see me commenting on old posts you know why.

Its weird but I almost feel out of the loop, I've made some good friends though my blog and hope that you're all still there waiting in the wings to read another post :)

I'm still sewing (like mad) and there will be some updates soon, I am working on a post about craft fairs so bare with me (I may be some time lol) and if you're a twitter fan (@bagladee) I'm always on there because my BB is stuck to my hip (or so that's what C says).

The boxes above are another set I've been working on, I seem to have had a mad moment and cut out about 4 sets which still need sewing together :/ Oh well lets add those to the 'work in progress pile'.

Right I'm off peeps, hope you're all well, I'll be back soon :) xxx 

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Trinket box

A while ago you might have seen the 'Jubilee' fabric box set I made, well this mini version is from the same pattern just adjusted slightly. The original pattern came from the same one I use for my clutch bags, they have the same design boxed corner, just larger and minus the bag frame they have the same method of sewing in the lining and turning them through.

At the moment I seem to be having new ideas at totally random times, mostly when I'm supposed to be making something else. I'll be mid flow, stop grab a bit of paper do a quick sketch then dive straight into the fabric stash. The down side is that I know have a wip pile the size of a mountain. The upside is that I seem to have found my crafting mojo again and new products are flowing out of me regularly :)

If you look closely you can see the 'new' fabric tags I've made this week, they now say "handmade in England".

Finally things (outside of Bagladee) seem to be coming to fruition and thankfully look like they are to settle down soon. So I should be able to share in the next few weeks. It will also mean I will be taking a break for a couple of weeks, which will give me time to come back with an updated website and some new items.

Watch this space :)