Monday, August 20, 2007

Bag Swap Button

What does a girl do when she's putting off starting her bag swap? Design a button for our blogs!

If you like it and are in the bag swap and want to pop it in your blog, here's the html code. It appears as a logo below, but if you go into edit in the posts, it will be the letter code. If you get stuck I can email it to you.

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Sunday, August 12, 2007

Bag Swap Answers - Leah

1. How big do you like your bags to be - small/medium/large? Rough measurement you like?
I like any size! Most of mine are on the smaller size as I still take the nappy bag as well.

2. What sorts of things do you want to carry in your bag? eg. essentials only (purse, phone, keys etc), craft stuff, nappies, toys to keep kids amused?
I take my purse, phone, lippie etc only as I have the nappy bag for the kids.

3. Do you prefer shoulder bags, backpacks or clutch bags?
I don't mind - although I prefer a strap of some kind as I tend to hang it onto the pusher.

4. Dressy or casual?
I'm more of a casual girl.

5. Colour preferences (also state whether you like pastels, brights or muted tones)
I like greens, pink, anything girly really!

6. How do you like to carry your bag? I for example like over the shoulder or across the body but I know some people who are happy to carry it in their hand (by the handle)
As I said above, I tend to hang it on the handle of the pusher, but honestly - I'll love anything I get!

Michelle's (toffle) Bag Swap Answers

Hi there Swap Partner.

1. How big do you like your bags to be - small/medium/large? Rough measurement you like? I like a medium to large sized bag.

2. What sorts of things do you want to carry in your bag? eg. essentials only (purse, phone, keys etc), craft stuff, nappies, toys to keep kids amused? Essentials: purse, phone, 2 sets of keys and glasses

3. Do you prefer shoulder bags, backpacks or clutch bags? Shoulder bag

4. Dressy or casual? Casual - simple

5. Colour preferences (also state whether you like pastels, brights or muted tones) I do not like the following colours en masse (small bits of them in a print is ok though) :Orange, yellow or any fluro (been through that stage of my life LOL)
I like blues, browns, black, pink, greens (more jade than olive green) Does that make life harder or easier?

6. How do you like to carry your bag? Over the shoulder, but also across my body at times.

Good Luck! Can't wait to get it.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Helen's Bag Swap Q & A's

1. How big do you like your bags to be - small/medium/large? Rough measurement you like?
Medium to big, A3 size, roughly.

2. What sorts of things do you want to carry in your bag?
I need a bag to take lunch to work in! So big enough to carry a lunch box, a book andwater bottle!

3. Do you prefer shoulder bags, backpacks or clutch bags?
Shoulder bag please.

4. Dressy or casual?
Casual.

5. Colour preferences (also state whether you like pastels, brights or muted tones)?
I'm really not fussed, TBH! Whatever you think looks nice. I like using bright fabric in my quilts but for a bag, maybe something a bit more grown up?

6. How do you like to carry your bag?
On my shoulder.

Corrie's bag swap answers

1. How big do you like your bags to be - small/medium/large? Rough measurement you like?
Big thank you
2. What sorts of things do you want to carry in your bag? eg. essentials only (purse, phone, keys etc), craft stuff, nappies, toys to keep kids amused?
my bag is my life....it must carry all my essentials and a few nappies, wipes, socks, shoes for miss k, toys, her lunch
3. Do you prefer shoulder bags, backpacks or clutch bags?
shoulder...no backpacks please!
4. Dressy or casual?
mmmmmm casual
5. Colour preferences (also state whether you like pastels, brights or muted tones)
my favourite colours and combo's at the moment are chocolate and pink, black and white, red, green, anything floral, anything retro, fabric with birds or pears I'm addicted to as well...
6. How do you like to carry your bag?

over my body or over the pram so longish straps to do so!

hope this helps my swap partner!!!!!!

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Joy's (jgal's) swap answers

1. How big do you like your bags to be - small/medium/large? Rough measurement you like?
I like my bags to be medium sized - about the size of an A4 page or slightly bigger

2. What sorts of things do you want to carry in your bag? eg. essentials only (purse, phone, keys etc), craft stuff, nappies, toys to keep kids amused? Usually the essentials, plus a nappy, flat nappy (to change him on) and some wipes. I like to have a little pocket for my purse, phone and keys, and sometimes carry muesli bars and things like theat for Austy, so like to be able to find them easily instead of digging at the bottom of the bag for them - when we need them, it's usually to stop a tantrum so easier access is best!

3. Do you prefer shoulder bags, backpacks or clutch bags? Shoulder bag

4. Dressy or casual? Sort of a mixture - mainly casual, I like thinks to be more classic styling, very simple buyt with a tiny bit of pizzazz.

5. Colour preferences (also state whether you like pastels, brights or muted tones) I like blues and chocolates at the moment (more muted and natural tones), but also wouldn't mind denim with red and white.

6. How do you like to carry your bag? Over the shoulder, but not across the body.

Kristine's Swap Answers (AKA DDG)

1. How big do you like your bags to be - small/medium/large? Rough measurement you like? Hmm I have a lovely handbag for "my" stuff, but would love a bag that goes over one shoulder and under you other arm (iykwim?) Big enough to carry stuff for a day out with the kids, nappies, lunch etc..

2. What sorts of things do you want to carry in your bag? eg. essentials only (purse, phone, keys etc), craft stuff, nappies, toys to keep kids amused? As above :-)

3. Do you prefer shoulder bags, backpacks or clutch bags? Shoulder bag

4. Dressy or casual? Casual

5. Colour preferences (also state whether you like pastels, brights or muted tones) Would love a really funky girly bag :-)

6. How do you like to carry your bag? I for example like over the shoulder or across the body but I know some people who are happy to carry it in their hand (by the handle) Over the shoulder across the body

Natalie's Bag Swap Answers

1. How big do you like your bags to be - small/medium/large? Rough measurement you like?

All sizes! I like clucth, small shoulder, large shoulder and nappy size bags - so what ever size you want to make I'll love!

2. What sorts of things do you want to carry in your bag? eg. essentials only (purse, phone, keys etc), craft stuff, nappies, toys to keep kids amused?

Depends where I'm going, if out shopping, then all the essentials, including a water bottle. If just out for dinner, then I travel light with just a compact and lipstick. Don't usually carry things for Jai, I still take a separate bag for him.

3. Do you prefer shoulder bags, backpacks or clutch bags?

Shoulder bags for normal everyday use.

4. Dressy or casual?

either.

5. Colour preferences (also state whether you like pastels, brights or muted tones)

Most colours are ok, except not really bright fluro colours lol! For bags I prefer patterns, eg black and white, purples, pinks, stripes, retro florals etc.

6. How do you like to carry your bag? I for example like over the shoulder or across the body but I know some people who are happy to carry it in their hand (by the handle)

I like to carry it on my shoulder for an everyday bag, but for going out I don't mind, but most of my evening style would be handle ones.

HTH
Natalie

Bag Swap Answers from Cass

1. How big do you like your bags to be - small/medium/large? Rough measurement you like?

Medium to smallish large

2. What sorts of things do you want to carry in your bag? eg. essentials only (purse, phone, keys etc), craft stuff, nappies, toys to keep kids amused?

I carry my wallet, phone, keys, usually some nappies, a bottle, food & drink for Charlotte.

3. Do you prefer shoulder bags, backpacks or clutch bags?

Shoulder bags.

4. Dressy or casual?

Casual

5. Colour preferences (also state whether you like pastels, brights or muted tones)

I don't really mind.

6. How do you like to carry your bag? I for example like over the shoulder or across the body but I know some people who are happy to carry it in their hand (by the handle)

I like to carry it on my shoulder or across my body.

Bag Swap answers for Ingrid K.

1. How big do you like your bags to be - small/medium/large? Rough measurement you like?
Medium to Large
2. What sorts of things do you want to carry in your bag? eg. essentials only (purse, phone, keys etc), craft stuff, nappies, toys to keep kids amused?
Something to put some toys, nappies and a rug in for Izy when we go out would be great
3. Do you prefer shoulder bags, backpacks or clutch bags?
Shoulder bags normally
4. Dressy or casual?
Upmarket casual (if that makes sense)
5. Colour preferences (also state whether you like pastels, brights or muted tones)
Chocolate and pink is my favourite combination at the moment, i also like pastels
6. How do you like to carry your bag? I for example like over the shoulder or across the body but I know some people who are happy to carry it in their hand (by the handle)
Either over the shoulder or across the pram handle

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

OP shop gift from Sahra

Here is the lovely gift I received from Sahra (MandMsMummy) as part of the OP shop Swap.

Some sewing and quilting magazines and a gorgeous little girls dress pattern (which I have already used to make some cute panties for Izy)
And some lovely fabric and buttons to add to my collection, all wrapped in the special green satin material

My Op shop gifts from the Lovely Natalie!


Here is a pic of my Op shop parcel I recieved form the lovely Natalie yesterday! I have already thought of what I will use the two vintage fabrics for and also statred tracing out some of the boys patterns from the Top kids mag. What a spoilt mummy I am

Monday, August 6, 2007

My lovely Swap items from Kimnz

Thank-you so much Kim, I already have big plans for what you have sent me! Those boys pillowcases are already summer pj pants in my head! LOLI feel very spoilt! I don't know how you managed to cram that bag with so many goodies!
XoXo Ali

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Olivia's Bag Swap answers!

1. How big do you like your bags to be - small/medium/large? Rough measurement you like?
Medium. A4 ish size. but a bit smaller. To fit an a5 diary and normal things listed below

2. What sorts of things do you want to carry in your bag? eg. essentials only (purse, phone, keys etc), craft stuff, nappies, toys to keep kids amused?
I like to carry MY things! Normal size purse, phone, keys, a5 size diary, lip gloss, feminine things, sometimes a bottle of drink.

3. Do you prefer shoulder bags, backpacks or clutch bags?
Shoulder bags. Not too long straps, but not too short. So i can tuck it under my arm, but still get to it when it is on my arm (like reach in for my phone while it is still on my shoulder!!)

4. Dressy or casual?
In between!

5. Colour preferences (also state whether you like pastels, brights or muted tones)I like florals with black background,(not too big floral) aisian prints, pretty feminine things, denim and bows, black and pinks together.

6. How do you like to carry your bag? I for example like over the shoulder or across the body but I know some people who are happy to carry it in their hand (by the handle)
I like to carry it on my shoulder OR on my arm - when it slides down! I like to be able to semi access it on my shoulder - to get my phone!

Sahra's Bag swap answers

1. How big do you like your bags to be - small/medium/large? Rough measurement you like?
Medium

2. What sorts of things do you want to carry in your bag? eg. essentials only (purse, phone, keys etc), craft stuff, nappies, toys to keep kids amused?
Purse, Phone, Keys, and a few other bits and pieces

3. Do you prefer shoulder bags, backpacks or clutch bags?
Shoulder bags

4. Dressy or casual?
Casual

5. Colour preferences (also state whether you like pastels, brights or muted tones)
I like bright colours

6. How do you like to carry your bag? I for example like over the shoulder or across the body but I know some people who are happy to carry it in their hand (by the handle)
Over the shoulder or just by my hand.
Hi All,
Here are my answers for the Bag Swap.
1. How big do you like your bags to be - small/medium/large? Rough measurement you like? I would like a medium size bag, maybe around about 30cm or so long, I have little ones and big ones already.
2. What sorts of things do you want to carry in your bag? eg. essentials only (purse, phone, keys etc), craft stuff, nappies, toys to keep kids amused? Daily Essentials when I go to town.
3. Do you prefer shoulder bags, backpacks or clutch bags? I prefer shoulder or backpacks
4. Dressy or casual? Casualish
5. Colour preferences (also state whether you like pastels, brights or muted tones). somewhere in the middle, not too bright but not too dull.
6. How do you like to carry your bag? I for example like over the shoulder or across the body but I know some people who are happy to carry it in their hand (by the handle). I don't mind how I carry, it depends on my mood.
Bec

Belinda's Bag Swap Questions

Since I am in the middle of fixing my blog at the moment, I thought I would answer the bag swap questions:

1. How big do you like your bags to be - small/medium/large? Rough measurement you like?
Meduim to large.

2. What sorts of things do you want to carry in your bag? eg. essentials only (purse, phone, keys etc), craft stuff, nappies, toys to keep kids amused?
Everything! I always carry too much. But lately I have been trying to carry just one bag for James and I (rather than a bag each). It makes it easier to chase after him if I only have one bag.

3. Do you prefer shoulder bags, backpacks or clutch bags?
I prefer shoulder bags, but I guess clutch is OK too.

4. Dressy or casual?
Casual, or dressy casual....I guess not beach casual (if that makes sense)

5. Colour preferences (also state whether you like pastels, brights or muted tones)
Classic colours with a little touch of something else (maybe bright, maybe pastel) to highlight.

6. How do you like to carry your bag? I for example like over the shoulder or across the body but I know some people who are happy to carry it in their hand (by the handle).
At the moment, my bags are generally able to worn across my body, so I don't have to worry about having a hand free. But I also like double shorter handled bags (worn over just one shoulder).

Take a look at my blog for bags that I have made. That is the style that I use.
Thank you!!!

Friday, August 3, 2007

Thankyou Leah

Look at all of this op shop loveliness - and apparently the op shops have been thin - I am so moving to Albury/Wodonga if this is what they have to offer!

And look - my very own little purse filled with this lovely little iron ones (cant wait to make something for Miss A)








Some of my other favourites. I love this little knitted outfit (we have a few naked dolls around here at the moment)











And this little doll - how cute is she - Have a friend who is due to have a little one any day and would make a great gift. Humm what else - a piece of flannelette and a piece of cotton and two patterns for when I am back to being my NON Pregnant state again!

Thanks Leah - you are a gem and you had apsolutely nothing to worry about.