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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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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
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
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Ker-pow! With her classic shape she may be stylishly subtle, but she is no less an attention grabber On test runs to the shops, drop-off at nursery and evening drinks with girlfriends I've been asked many times where I bought... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2015 at U-handblog
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Want to try your hand at at purse frame purse? Or have you tried them and now you are hooked? I have designed no less then 11 purse frame patterns and I am giving 1 winner a chance to win... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2015 at U-handblog
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Wow this project was a long time coming! These U-Handbag Smart sewing Kits where dreamt up quite a while ago, but we had no idea that they would end up looking as delicious as they do! It's a 'goodness me!'... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2015 at U-handblog
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Posted Oct 2, 2015 at U-handblog
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I get asked a lot about how I clean my handmade bags and my usual response is: 'I spot wash them'. I thought it was high time that I went into a bit more detail about how I care for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2015 at U-handblog
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Thanks to everyone who took part in the naming competition for this purse. The pattern for it will be launched in a day or two. Thanks to Sue Staniland we have christened this bag: 'Fill me up Buttercup'. Such great... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2015 at U-handblog
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Woop! It's all systems go! My class has just launched! Hey hey!! Thanks for being interested in my Craftsy Class. If you want to learn more please sign up to the U-Handbag Newsletter (it's free) and in our newsletter you... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2015 at U-handblog