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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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Woop! My 2nd Craftsy class has just launched!! I'm amazed that hair and makeup look nice and I even look a tad more comfortable on camera than I did in my first class :) Thanks for being interested in my... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2016 at U-handblog
Thanks :)
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Thanks Christine, I will! I try to make a conscious effort to soak up these moments, yet I see her getting bigger and cheekier by the minute! Wow you babies are 19 & 20?! You are looking great! X
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Darling Mabel, you have my heart. Words can't express how much I adore you - and always will. Happy 4th birthday, 'Honey Bee'. Love you forever, Mummy. XXXXXX!!!! Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2016 at U-handblog
Hi Barb, If you happy with the way the underside looks without fabric (some folks don't like seeing raw edges) that that's great. I would therefore interface the pleather. Thanks
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HI Kim, I use a universal size 80 and like to use Aurfil 40wt you can also use a quality all purpose nylon. Yes I use a walking foot - I always do :)
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Making bags and purse with leather/pleather is all the rage right now. I myself love pleather to bits, we stock 12 delicious (easy to sew with) colours! What is great about pleather is that it's really durable, making it perfect... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2016 at U-handblog
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Ohhh I'm liking the sound of that gadget, Liz. I hope I can get one in the UK. Thanks for the tip!
Toggle Commented Feb 1, 2016 on Top Tips for Top (Bag) Topstitching at U-handblog
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Welcome Val. No, I don't usually use a twin-needle. I have done (they're great), but often I don't have another reel and I'm too lazy to change needle etc. :)
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You're welcome Lisa! I'm glad to hear it :)
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Thanks Marjorie, I haven't seen a jean foot before. I'll check one out! :)
Toggle Commented Jan 29, 2016 on Top Tips for Top (Bag) Topstitching at U-handblog
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Topstitching is a final flourish on your project. It is stitching that appears on the top or right-hand side of your project. It differs from construction sewing in that it's used to pick out and highlight certain features of your... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2016 at U-handblog
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Aw thanks! Very kind of you to say so Jenelle. :)
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I love the brittle, light as a feather crispness of Chinese seaweed. I think I love the mouthfeel almost more than the flavour. I know it's pretty popular amongst you too. But did you know, the takeout version is none... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2016 at U-handblog
Thanks Clara, I would love to visit Sicily. :)
Toggle Commented Jan 19, 2016 on U-Handbag is Hiring an Office Manager at U-handblog
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I also love Paris. Maybe I shouldn't be in Brighton... :)
Toggle Commented Jan 19, 2016 on U-Handbag is Hiring an Office Manager at U-handblog
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Shame! I love Spain! :)
Toggle Commented Jan 19, 2016 on U-Handbag is Hiring an Office Manager at U-handblog
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THANKS FOR YOUR INTEREST - THE POST HAS NOW BEEN FILLED This is a full-time post = 5 days a week, 9.30am - 5pm. Must be available to start soon. We are looking for a nice, honest, motivated and hands-on... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2016 at U-handblog
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Thanks to everyone who took part in the bag naming contest for this bag. We can alway reply on you to come up with a great sounding name. This time the winner is ...Snow Wildsmith (I'm so in love that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2015 at U-handblog
Oh my! A fellow sufferer! Ina, I feel your pain. It drives me bananas when he puts various cooking utensils, food items etc. whilst I'm still using them!!! :)
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I know Bethany, I know! Le sigh, I know! X
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Hahaha! Linda you poor woman. I would've flown into a fit of culinary rage! X
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We eat in about 95% of the time. I pretty much do all the cooking and that is (largely) OK. I'm better at it than he is and I enjoy it a lot more. His thing is the tidying up,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2015 at U-handblog
HI Julia, Yes a walking foot is brilliant on the pleather. No dragging or marking, just nice, predictable and easy-sewing :)
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I'm really LOVING working with pleather. It's so pleasant to use. A pleather bag will be waterproof, hard wearing and will look totally professional! I thought I share this easy guide on how to get great results from working with... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2015 at U-handblog