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Mar 15, 2010
Like the hair Lisa - hope the book is coming along - maybe lots of ideas from this post. So for the bag - how about one of those mini-bags which go inside your handbag so that you can fill it with the things that you always need to transfer when you change handbags - you know - pens, oombs, nailfiles, train pass, little change ourse, etc. And for the kit - what about a little round zipped change purse? ;o) Judy
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Hi Kyoko - have been so busy lately that blogging and commenting are suffering, but I had to comment on Charlie since Tracey and I have conversed some - the initial contact was because I saw Charlie on her blog and was SURE it was really my Sam - they are very much alike in looks, age and temperament, it seems. Glad the moth is gone! I love Feline Friday! And I would like to participate sometime with Sammy, Dylan and Jello - maybe that would be the prod I need to get me back into the blogging groove? x ;o) Judy
Commented Jun 19, 2009 on Feline Friday - Tracy and Charlie at Cotton & Cloud
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Ahhh. St. Cyprien. Have been there - my brother- and sister-in-law live in Montcaret, which is quite close to Bergerac - on the way to Bordeaux. I somehow missed that fabric shop, though. How could that possibly be? The embroidered linen is indeed gorgeous. And my mouth is watering with thoughts of the cheese and bread (and wine). YUM! ;o) Judy
Toggle Commented Jun 10, 2009 on Our Frenchy Cheese Fest at U-handblog
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Oh Lisa - sorry to hear about the theft - it is so upsetting to have this happen - it's not so much the money as all the palaver to get everything back together with cards and so on. Anyway, I think your thief deterent deserves to appear in Vogue as the latest must-have bag accessory! ;o) Judy
Toggle Commented Jun 5, 2009 on Stop Thief!! at U-handblog
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I only have one link this morning, because I am supposed to be working. But I love this AB bag so I'm going for it even though I never win nuttin'!!! ;o) Check this one out - very cute for your favorite little girls: http://bumblebeelinens.com/pillowcaseDress.php ALSO BIG CONGRATS ON YOUR BOOK DEAL, LISA! x And now back to work .... Judy
Toggle Commented May 21, 2009 on Win an Amy Butler Sweet Life Bag!! at U-handblog
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Happy Birthday to you ... Happy Birthday to you ... Happy Birthday dear Ky-o-ko ... Happy Birthday to youuuuuuuuu! (And many more...) x ;o) Judy
Commented May 18, 2009 on Preparation at Cotton & Cloud
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Tracy - sorry for your loss; very difficult to lose those whom we love. I hope you have a safe journey home. Thoughts are with you ... Judy
Toggle Commented May 18, 2009 on I'll be seeing you... at Pink Purl
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Well, since this little beauty is made from the Moda Hello Betty range, then maybe it could be called the Hello Betty Bag? Nice one, whatever she ends up being named. I have a Jelly Roll of this fabric range and am busy trying to design a Hello Betty Strip Quilt.I like it! ;o) Judy
Toggle Commented Apr 15, 2009 on Name the Purse Kit, win the purse!! at U-handblog
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And me! ;o)
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1. Grow a few inches. Mmmm probably not going to happen. Rejoice in the fact that you can wear killer heels and not feel Amazonian. 2. Lose a bit of weight - well - this from someone who regularly blogs about food porno!?! Seriously, from photos you have posted, I cannot see why you need to? 3. Grow me some boobage - well, I need some too, so there's always the possibility of buying some. Not for me, but hey - lots of people do it. LOTS. 4 & 5 - Rich would be good, famous might be a pain? 6. And for the one on the list which is well under control ... June seems to be a lovely month - Mums know best and besides, it's OX-June! Good luck with all of these!!!! ;o) Judy
Toggle Commented Jan 26, 2009 on Happiest Chinese New Year 2009! at U-handblog
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Maybe Essentials Only? ;o) Judy
Toggle Commented Jan 23, 2009 on Name the purse; win the purse! at U-handblog
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Ok, so I am glad I am not you just at the moment. I mean, the flamingo one is so funky, the Chinese propoganda tres cool, and the Miffy one - well, Miffy just makes me smile. So - yikes - rough decision. On the other hand, how can you lose???? ;o) Judy
Toggle Commented Jan 8, 2009 on It's an important decision... at U-handblog
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Hi - I am in it to win it this time! I LOVE ZAKKA! I often get Japanese craft books from Amazon Japan - this link will access the English language site so that you can search and buy in English. The shipping is very reasonable and I thougt much cheaper than somewhere like YesAsia. I ordered books on a Sunday evening and received them bright and early on Tuesday morning. http://www.amazon.co.jp/In-English/b/ref=topnav_switchLang_gw?ie=UTF8&node=1094656 This is such a good idea, Lisa - someone wins a cool book, and all of us get all these wonderful links! Thanks! ;o) Judy
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Hi Lisa - Happy New Year to you - here's to all good things for 2009! Love this bag - the colours and the dots and the red-zip-because-you-can. A pattern would be good .....;o) Judy
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First of all the purses are great. I kond of like The Posie, but then that kind of limits you to using florals in your kits - which may be fine ... How about Proper Popper? I also like your idea of Puffy-licious, but then wouldn't you have to win your own bag? ;o)
Toggle Commented Nov 29, 2008 on Name the purse; win the purse! at U-handblog
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These are so very pretty - Corina's, too. ;o)
Toggle Commented Nov 25, 2008 on Look at you sew! at U-handblog
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Ahh Lisa - I can see why you are excited about this one - da bag's da bidness - nevermind just the handles. (I ordered a pair last night after seeing them in your WIP posting). VERY VERY NICE INDEED. ;o) Judy
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Hi Lisa - it seems to me that some people have a chip a mile high on their shoulders - perhaps thinking that they are getting a raw deal. But I can pretty much guarantee that most people in this country don't even know what a really raw deal is. People in Sechuan know and people along the Irrawaddy know. I saw an example of blatant racism last week on the tube, and I was like you - my mouth fell open. But - I did nothing. By the time you see someone being like that AND ADVERTISING IT to anyone around - well, I think it is far too late to do anything. Its' depressing - which is why I read craft blogs - they're happy places!
Toggle Commented May 20, 2008 on What's up with some people? at U-handblog
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I would like to try felting - I always thought it was a bit stodgy but look at those bags in the wet-felting article in this Handcrafted: not at all stodgy and in fact just looking at these photos gave me about 6 ideas. I would also like to learn how to silk screen - and - oh yeah - how about working witn leather so I could make those cool slim leather handles that you often see in Japanese bag crafting books. All I need is T-I-M-E!!!!
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I can see why you chose to post Gill's bag - it is SO beautiful (and my favorite colour). Certainly qualifies for Eye Candy.
Toggle Commented Jan 11, 2008 on Gill's Purse at U-handblog
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I do love your website, your customer service and your blog(s) - but aren't there SO many bags to make in too little time!?! ANYWAY - my 2 choices of tutorials - 1st: Silk Pleated or Darted Purse, and 2nd: Hex Open Bag Frame. And, 2 choices of fabric - quite easy really - any of the Moda Fresh Air and any of the Moda Loft - love them all! Thanks!
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