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Lisa
Brighton, UK
Hi! My name is Lisa Lam and I can't stop making bags! Thanks for stopping by :)
Interests: ...where do I begin! sewing bags (now there's a surprise), and cooking anything as long as it doesn't contain offal. When my brain is available it reads, photography, running my business, walks with Beans (my dog), and life with my husband (who makes me laugh every day). I love comedy shows, a good boogie with my friends. other loves...films, Where? France, Thailand, Brighton, Spain and Amsterdam.
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Thanks for the link Jenny. I read it, nice and clear explanation. I wish HMRC were being just a clear! X
Toggle Commented Nov 28, 2014 on Hello VATMOSS - Bye bye PDF patterns at U-handblog
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Yes Sharon, I have to agree! They are not going to be able to police this in a meaningful way. This ruling is very hasty and ill-planned. I can't afford a person to do the paperwork, even if i could it would be too expensive and simply not worth it for anyone, myself or the customer! x
Toggle Commented Nov 28, 2014 on Hello VATMOSS - Bye bye PDF patterns at U-handblog
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Hi Cynthia, Thanks very much for your kind words and encouragement. X
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Hi Samantha, Thanks for the info. I'm still undecided as to whether 3 party seller is an option for me, but yes I'd like to see more information please. I wish you the best of luck in your new venture. I hope it works out great! X
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This pretty-swish 3 compartment clutch is the sister of The Trinity Bag. The clutch is just the right size to feel comfy in your hand (or held by the detachable wrist strap) yet roomy enough to fill with your essentials.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2014 at U-handblog
Hi Liz, Yes a reseller is a possible option, the reseller will still need to be prepared to work with the new VAT ruling. I'm not sure about working with a reseller as it will mean I would have to increase pattern prices to pay for their commission..,. ERK! X
Toggle Commented Nov 28, 2014 on Hello VATMOSS - Bye bye PDF patterns at U-handblog
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Deb, that is exactly what 1000s of people have been trying to do, but it is proving very hard to get accurate and straight answers from powers that be. There isn't long left before we need to get affairs in order. I"m sure that there will be some month's grace for teething troubles and misunderstandings, but I'm not going to risk it. X
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Hi Lynne, Yes I am going to do that today. And yes the elected don't seem to have an idea about the needs of small business... X
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Hi Deby, yes you are 100% right in everything you say. From what I've seen many overseas seller are not aware that this ruling exists - let alone will be coming into place next Jan. I only found out via the carftyweb. I certainly had no notification from my tax office. It all seems very clumsy and extremely poorly thought through. I have no idea how it will be policed? X
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It is indeed a bummer Heidi. A bummer for a lot of us. I buy patterns, software, graphics and all sorts. Now many of my fave shop swill shut down too. All because of a mindless scattergun ruling! X
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Thanks for buying them Suzanne. Yes the immediacy of auto-downloads is great! It levels the playground and help lower costs and waiting time. I hope they change their mind. I'll be sure to post the materials list in my hard copy patterns. X
Toggle Commented Nov 28, 2014 on Hello VATMOSS - Bye bye PDF patterns at U-handblog
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At the end of this year I will be shutting down the PDF patterns website - why???? Read on.... Life is sometimes what happens outside the cosy, happy confines of our craft work room/area/mess. You may or may not have... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2014 at U-handblog
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Hi Patricia, There is no set format or font, or anything like that. As long as your PDF pattern is clear and the images are also clear than that's fine. Thanks :)
Toggle Commented Oct 7, 2014 on Sell your bag patterns on U-Handbag at U-handblog
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Have you designed your own knitted/sewn/crocheted etc. PDF bag/purse/clutch bag patterns? Would you like to get more exposure and sell more patterns? Great, we'd love to have you sell your patterns with us on U-Handbagpatterns.com! Are you a bag pattern... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at U-handblog
Opps, sorry there was no discount on the PDF. All fixed now, 30% off for the next 7 days. Have a greet weekend!
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Wow thanks to everyone who took part in the naming contest - over 200 comments! The name we went with is: The Trinity Bag. It says it all, and Trinity was rather cool in the Matrix, wasn't she? The fist... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at U-handblog
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Whew! I'm rather proud of this design. It is the result of much head scratching, seam ripping and turning the work round and round (in the same way as I need to turn maps round to read them - do... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2014 at U-handblog
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Barbara, does it work now?
Toggle Commented Sep 10, 2014 on Me, paragliding?? at U-handblog
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ahh. I'll sort that out now. Thanks for telling me. :)
Toggle Commented Sep 10, 2014 on Me, paragliding?? at U-handblog
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Last Mother's Day, my lovely daughter and husband clubbed together to get me a paragliding taster session in the Sussex Downs. My friend's son and husband did the same. So last Sunday us 'mad-for-it' girls enjoyed a 'happy to be... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at U-handblog
Oooh Lynne, chemistry GCSE, that takes me back! Love, love the car themed idea. If you make one do show it off! XX
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These bags are a must for anyone who has stuff that they want to easily sort through and keep tidy - basically, these bags would be handy for anyone! The Dishy Bag has a nice wide base so you can:... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at U-handblog
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I'm pretty fussy about design ergonomics and the usefulness of things. I love it when gadgets perform the task they are supposed to, and when they do it well I get a buzz! After years of restricting myself from hoarding... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at U-handblog
Aw Kathy! Thanks for your very kind comment. I'm sure that soon you'll be making your own very professional purses. Having a finished purse to look at (or even take apart) is a good way to learn how to start. :)
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Thanks. Hehe, being a busy mum and a sewing fiend is tricky eh? Yes the bodice is faced.
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