New name bags in stock

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Personalised bags are now available in two new styles in my Etsy shop. They feature hand printed text in three assorted colours. Pick your poison: the name drawstring bag comes either in purple/green/pink or red/orange/blue. Honestly I don’t know which one I prefer. I particularly enjoy the soft clash of the colours. Of course if you’d rather have them in different colours you should talk to me: I love working based on customers suggestions!

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Documenting prototypes – keep everything, including your hair on your head

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Fellow crafters you know it too well: coming up with a new product involves a prototype phase. Which is a glorious mix of planning and talent and chance. By documenting integrally the process, designers/makers can save a lot of time and some of their sanity (for those of us who have any left).

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A touch of gold – DIY tutorials round-up

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We love gold don’t we? I mean I do, and according to Pinterest I’m not the only one. I have started collecting all these tutorials featuring golden accents and gold paint and all the goldy goodness in this Pinterest board called Touch of gold. Here is a selection of some of my favourites by really talented crafters.

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Too bad you can’t smell this! Cottage lavender sachets makeover

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Today was shooting day. This is the way it works now in the studio. With new products to shoot all the time, I have decided to take pictures only once a week because of all the moving around furniture it involves. So at the beginning of the week, I set up the photo gear (have a look at my Instagram to see what the set up is like). My beloved lavender sachets deserved a makeover, so I also shoot them today, along with some new bags soon to be added in the Etsy shop. When I took them out of their storage box I got overwhelmed by the beautiful lavender scent and I thought: “If only I could share this scent on the blog!”. But I can’t, so here are a few pictures!

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Handmade Bags in Natural Fabrics – book review

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Who knew one could crame that many yummy words in one single book title? Look: handmade, bags, natural, fabrics – isn’t it all a girl would dream of? Anyway that’s what went on in my brain when Tuttle Publishing asked if I wanted to review the book. I said something along the lines of: “Are you kidding me? Of course I would!” Or so. The bottom line is: this book didn’t disappoint, au contraire.

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