New name bags in stock


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


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


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


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


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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