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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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Believe it or not this super-cute pattern was the first pattern I released for sale - almost 10 years ago!! Say what?!! That's quite a chunk of time. The Kyoko Pouch pattern is an enduring customer fave - with many... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at U-handblog
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Judging from comments received from you, visitors to my house, the girls in the office and whilst I've been ferrying it around from my house to office. I think it's fair to say that this bag has WOWZA status. She... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2015 at U-handblog
Hi Sarah, Thanks! Yep,I've almost finished work the pattern. It should be ready by next week. :)
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...or how do you turn this... into this!! Pattern coming soon... Kerpow!! This show-stopper clutch bag is the first working prototype of a bag design that I am working on. It's 2 tweaks away from (to my mind) perfection. This... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2015 at U-handblog
I'm sorry folks. It seems I was overcome by excitement when I wrote the contest post asking you about what I should film for my class. Craftsy has requested I take the post down until we are further along the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2015 at U-handblog
Thanks everyone for your helpful feedback (it's so fab that you're willing to give it). Based on your comments we've already 'actioned' 2 of your suggestions, such as: adding a wish list function and getting rid of the funny apostrophe... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2015 at U-handblog
Thanks Barbara. It was annoying, a lot of work had gone into them. Yes I signed a petition and told my MP. It is a very clumsy ruling that has was not thought through. Very sad for folks whose main income was downloads.
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Hi Meri, I'm glad you like the site. Let me know which are the short letters that you do not understand? I can help. :)
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Thanks everyone for your feedback on our new updated site. Your response has been really positive and encouraging - phew! Feelings about change (especially big change) can go either way can't they, so I was a tad nervous that you... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2015 at U-handblog
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Woop woop! We're really excited to unveil our new website, we hope you like it! All your favourites are in pretty much the same shelves as they were before. We've also got some very exciting new products on their way... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2015 at U-handblog
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As you know, obtaining new fabric for your stash is always a good idea - and buying pretty fabric (even though you don't have an immediate use for it) always makes good sense! :) Take these 2 Moda, Bluebird Park... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2015 at U-handblog
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
Toggle Commented Nov 28, 2014 on Hello VATMOSS - Bye bye PDF patterns at U-handblog
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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
Toggle Commented Nov 28, 2014 on Hello VATMOSS - Bye bye PDF patterns at U-handblog
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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
Toggle Commented Nov 28, 2014 on Hello VATMOSS - Bye bye PDF patterns at U-handblog
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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
Toggle Commented Nov 28, 2014 on Hello VATMOSS - Bye bye PDF patterns at U-handblog
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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