Busy, busy being creative..!

Friday 22 June 2012

Join the community!

Hello! Yes I am still here!

I've now set up a facebook community page - so do please come along and join!

I'm posting photos on here of my bags that are for sale - so this is the best place to see my latest designs.

I've also been making some more bags and will be at the Redfest Summer Flea on Saturday 23 June - That's tomorrow! so would be lovely if you came along and said hello!

Here's the details: 
191 Church Road, Redfield, Bristol (Cyril Dark's old carpet shop)

I'll have to come back later with all other news - back to sewing though right now..;-)


Tuesday 12 June 2012

The bags continue

After having a bit of a break from my bags of love have much to report! (in between I've been to see Slash at Hammersmith Apollo! Cool! Swanage to see my sister - lovely! St.Albans for a friend's 40th birthday - fab! and Download at Castle Donnington - saw Black Sabbath original line up - pretty special! 

hmmm I'm sounding like a bit of a rocker!! Anyway I'm sure you aren't really interested in all that so will talk about bags instead...

So then what's been happening. Well, before going off all around the place - Sara from  Sara N Photography came up and did a photoshoot which was LOADS of FUN with a capital F. 

She's a very talented lady - here's a link to her blog with some of the photos she took....


I love the retro feel to her work and the warmth she adds to her photographs.

I'll be getting the CD with all the shots in a few days. I think Sara said she'd taken over 150. Don't worry I'm not going to post them all here...;-) 

The rain stayed away so we were able to go out and about for some shots. I must admit - I did feel like I was is a Boden Catalogue!! ;-)

I'm going to be making Sara a 'wedding' version of my bags now for her to use in her photoshoots. So that's all very exciting.

I've also had an order from one of the original 'bags of love' owners who wants some for her friends - one will be going to Denmark and one to Mexico...so am looking forward to receiving photos from them once they have their bags!

So alongside now making my bags I've had an idea...

I am looking for ten people in Bristol who 'Do What They Love'...so if you know someone who does - or it's you - get in touch! I want to know what you do, why you love it and how you got there. I'm interested in your story...and you'll need to be prepared to be photographed and featured on my blog.

Email me at bagsofloveforbristol@gmail.com please..........I want to hear from you!

ooh and nearly forgot to mention that John Williams - creator of 'Screw Work Lets Play' loved my video and has tweeted about it!!  *big smile*

One last thing...Slash really *loved* his new bag....

Slash using his bag onstage...!!! ;-)

Saturday 2 June 2012

The Picnic!

Ahh haven't long come back from the 'bags of love' picnic and it was LOVELY! There were seven of us all together. ;-)

I did get some emails from some of the other bag owners to say they weren't able to make it, and was prepared for it just to be Rich and me - so was really chuffed to see Tania and her family and then for Liv to come along to. It was super! 

We had lots of great food (delicious homemade cakes) and lots of chat and I've also now got some new ideas for some additional bag designs. - Thank you Tania and Liv for your ideas!

Also got a pic of Maddie (Tania's daughter with her bag. no.22) so that makes 10 photos all together..wonder if I can actually get pics of ALL of them - one day!

Had a brilliant afternoon - so thank you again for coming along and being part of 'bags of love for Bristol'...;-)

L-R - Me, Liv, Maddie, Tania, Chris and
Joe (who wasn't in the photo as he was running around!)
and Rich as he was taking the photo. ;-)

What a feast!
Maddie with her bag no.22