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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.
Recent Activity
Thank you to everyone who entered the naming contest to name the tote pattern. There were over 350 entries to choose from - which gave much enjoyment and humour in the office, always welcome, thank you :) The winning name... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2017 at U-handblog
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CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. THANKS Whoah. I'm on a pattern making roll! This time I have gotten put my pattern designing schizz into creating a (super) tote. I have designed this tote in honour and in time for Mother's Day,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2017 at U-handblog
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Thank you to everyone who entered the naming contest to name the wallet pattern. There were too many great names to choose from - which even led to a mini argument in the office as to who the winner should... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2017 at U-handblog
Oh Ho ho ho! Hoo hoo hoo! My sides! ha ha ha! Xx
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Opps! I had no idea! I certainly didn't mean to offend. I will change it. :)
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CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. THANKS My wallet needs replacing, it's falling to bits. I'll need slots for the squillions of cards, (loyalty, library and money), a zipper pocket for coins and dividers for receipts (one for mummy spending and another... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2017 at U-handblog
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Hi Lia Great tips (I've seen the Craftsy one before). It 'sgood! I like that food you showed me. I never know what it was for. It's great! X
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Bethany, you are like my high school Sweetheart! X
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Happiest 2017 New Year (of the Fire Rooster) to you my fellow crafting bag making addicts! Thank you for reading my blog (some of you have been doing so for 10 years now!) Since becoming a mum nearly 5 years... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2017 at U-handblog
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You may or may not know that I was one of the first (English speaking) bloggers to post a tutorial on how to glue purses into frames. That was back in 2006, that's a whole lot of inhaling glue fumes.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2016 at U-handblog
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Looking for a cute and quick to make purse for Halloween? Do you love cats? Did you watch your mummy embroider a cat face on some velvet (and demand that the resulting purse becomes yours [Mabel?!] If the answer is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2016 at U-handblog
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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. :)
Toggle Commented Feb 1, 2016 on Top Tips for Top (Bag) Topstitching at U-handblog
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You're welcome Lisa! I'm glad to hear it :)
Toggle Commented Feb 1, 2016 on Top Tips for Top (Bag) Topstitching at U-handblog
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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