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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
Thanks Lynne, I hope they help. A crash mat? Haha only kids would think to do that - if you happen to make another changing mat cover next time try increasing the stitch length (then the seam will be more crash mat resistant) :)
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What is oilcloth? Well, the chances are that they type of cloth you have in stash or are thinking about buying (and indeed the 'oilcloth' that we stock) is not actually oilcloth at all. Back in the day the manufacture... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2015 at U-handblog
Hiya Van, Thanks for the all the effort and info in your comment. I had thought of emailing patterns, but we couldn't run the main shop and email patterns as well (not quickly and efficiently anyway). The 2nd option is a possibility I handn't thought of so will look deeper into that. I'm not keen on 3rd party selling because I've been copied too much on site like Etsy. XX
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HI Dee, I see where you are coming from, (and part of me agrees). I know of 3rd party sellers where I could sell my patterns, but I prefer to sell on my own site/s simply because in the past I have been copied so much when I sell on 3rd party. Thanks for your suggestion tho. :)
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Hi Cathryn, yes you are one of many voices who feel the same way. Thanks for letting me know. :)
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Thanks Marie, and yes EU customers are welcome to purchase hard copies via post. And yes, I deffo don't have time for more admin (when I could be designing instead! ) :)
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Thanks Embeth, I see your point of view, (and I partly agree, not least urged on by my monster inbox!) Stoopid goverment laws!
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Hi there, I would have used Etsy, but I have very bad experiences of being copied by other Etsy sellers. :( thanks.
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Hi Tiina, thanks. I may use payhip, I'm thinking on it :)
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Hi Shelagh, I've seen Florence's fab post. I'm in process of weighing up between Payhip and using my own site. Thanks for the link :)
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Thanks for your suggestion Ine. Long ago I used to sell on Etsy, until I got copied so much that I decided wouldn't sell on Etsy again. :( Thanks for your kind words about my patterns :)
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HI Joan, The VAT problem arises from my selling to EU customers (and not where I sell from). So even if I sold all my patterns from Craftsy I would be breaking laws if I sold to EU countries (and didn't do the VATmoss thing). Very boring I know!
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I know Debora, it truly sucks (which is why I chose to shut down in the first place).
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Since the stooooopid VATMOSS nonsense (which led to my shutting down my PDF patterns store) I have gotten squa-jillions of emails from folks asking me if I will open up the patterns site again. I can see why: You don't... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2015 at U-handblog
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It doesn't matter that this film is an ad, the message is very powerful and worth watching to the very end. Set a good example to us all - please choose 'Beautiful' every single time. That (in the media) beauty... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2015 at U-handblog
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Protect and carry your specs or sunglasses in style in this natty-looking glasses case. Pop the case in your handbag or clip on the chain and carry it on your shoulder. The case is made with fleece which will help... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2015 at U-handblog
Ah well, I am flattered.
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You're welcome Bekki, I hope you have fun with it.
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Your Batik version looks dreamy.
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This free tote bag pattern is my homage to the amazing GBSB. This tote bag is a great first bag project, but (thanks to a few fancy tweaks) it is still satisfying for those of us who have made a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2015 at U-handblog
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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 Feb 26, 2015 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