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Sunday, 18 November 2012

my week in bags ...

This week has seen me so busy! If I hadn't managed to to schedule my last few blog posts, I would have been MIA!!    I have not had a week like it for some time-  a little stressful and a whole lot of excitement.   I am hoping that I can share more about my busyness soon :)  The consequence of my possibly exciting news means that I have had to bring forward my new releases from January  and get some of them on the website and on facebook early! You can see the facebook page:

A sneaky peak at some of the images .....

In amounst all the work I have been doing ,I have also begun my Christmas shopping.  You have heard me talk before about my friends over at I run a small business on facebook.  By far the best place to network, share, support and make friends online.  I LOVE it, and the admins of the page are a great bunch. Anyhow, I thought that shopping from my friends online would be a good place to start.  

You really can find some unusual and really special gifts, and even better, lots are made here in the uk, and by shopping with these independent traders we can support local communities up and down the country.

I thought I would share some more of my friends with you today ... with the focus on bags!!  Perhaps a little left wing, but I have had a broken handbag for months, and have not found a replacement yet... but with lovely items like these being made, it wont take me long to find a new trusty bag for all my bits and bobs!!

The first share is from a lovely lady called Victoria Burt, she is fab and a really active member of the online community. Supportive and good fun, she makes the most awesome bags for her business Bags of Loveliness.  You can visit the facebook page here ... Do pop over and visit her page, its packed with handmade goodies just in time for Christmas shopping.  She also had a new webiste if you fancy visiting that too!! It's here!

This page I would like to share with you is a really unusual one ... Its called Party Bag World, and it does what it says on the tin!! Party bags for all occasions, weddings, birthdays - you name it, I expect Kerry can make it for you!!!  I imagine for anyone with children and not very much time, this is the site for you to visit!!!  You can find it here at www.partybagworld.co.uk/

Lastly, I'll share this one with you.  I just can't help loving all the unusual fabrics and patterns that this company offer!! Its Applebags and you can find them here.  Belinda and Keiry supply a wide variety of bags, including lunch bags and shopping bags, all with great prints and vibrant colours.

Happy bag shopping, and happy supporting UK based independent businesses :)

See you soon

Shelly X


  1. Great blog, can't wait to hear your exciting news x

  2. Lets hope it happens!! :) Thanks for reading X

  3. I love reading about what you've been up to Shelly. I also love bags and have too many that I never use. Mr Sweet P says I am allowed no more :( x

  4. Thanks Paula :D

    I have the same problem ... so many bags that only match one dress or are patterned and don't mix with other patterns!! Maybe I should have a but of a sort out! I don't think Mr.T would like me coming home with any more bags either!! XX

  5. Well, I'm very excited to hear this news.....
    Happy weekend to you!


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