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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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Whew! I'm rather proud of this design. It is the result of much head scratching, seam ripping and turning the work round and round (in the same way as I need to turn maps round to read them - do... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at U-handblog
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Barbara, does it work now?
Toggle Commented Sep 10, 2014 on Me, paragliding?? at U-handblog
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ahh. I'll sort that out now. Thanks for telling me. :)
Toggle Commented Sep 10, 2014 on Me, paragliding?? at U-handblog
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Last Mother's Day, my lovely daughter and husband clubbed together to get me a paragliding taster session in the Sussex Downs. My friend's son and husband did the same. So last Sunday us 'mad-for-it' girls enjoyed a 'happy to be... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at U-handblog
Oooh Lynne, chemistry GCSE, that takes me back! Love, love the car themed idea. If you make one do show it off! XX
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These bags are a must for anyone who has stuff that they want to easily sort through and keep tidy - basically, these bags would be handy for anyone! The Dishy Bag has a nice wide base so you can:... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at U-handblog
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I'm pretty fussy about design ergonomics and the usefulness of things. I love it when gadgets perform the task they are supposed to, and when they do it well I get a buzz! After years of restricting myself from hoarding... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at U-handblog
Aw Kathy! Thanks for your very kind comment. I'm sure that soon you'll be making your own very professional purses. Having a finished purse to look at (or even take apart) is a good way to learn how to start. :)
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Thanks. Hehe, being a busy mum and a sewing fiend is tricky eh? Yes the bodice is faced.
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Thanks Jenny! Ohh, have fun playing with your new overlocker. I'm really enjoying getting to grips with mine! :)
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It's always the way, as soon as you try to sneak in a bit o' summer dress sewing - the temps begin to cool. Nice one! Ah well, this dress for Mabel was very quick and fun to make. Stitching... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2014 at U-handblog
Thanks Helen, Yes it was indeed lovley. First time I've been to London in years! XX
Toggle Commented Aug 7, 2014 on Amy always Glows! at U-handblog
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Thanks Becky, it was! See how to make the cushions here. Easy Peasy! http://operationstandbyyourman.weebly.com/6/post/2012/07/no-sew-pillows.html
Toggle Commented Aug 7, 2014 on Amy always Glows! at U-handblog
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There are a vast array of needles to choose from, but those little needle packs don't come supplied with an awful lot of info! Print out the graphic below and use it to choose the right needle everytime. See also... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at U-handblog
Gail, well it's good you can thread an overlocker. I was too lazy to learn. How cool you used to make ice skating dresses! Glad you are happy with your Coverpro Janome have kindly lent me a Coverpro to try out. I'm looking forward to giving it go!
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I love my life, I do! And one of the many reasons I do, is to do with the people that are part of my craftiverse. One of my craftiverse faves is Mrs Butler; an uber-talented, authentic and 'good for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at U-handblog
Hi Gail, please can you send us an email to info[@]u-handbag.com so we can sort out sending your prize to you! :)
Toggle Commented Jul 11, 2014 on ...and the winner is... at U-handblog
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Recently I got asked a blog interview question which involved asking for: [I quote] "my tips on how to become more courageous with larger scale prints" (I think I got asked this because I've been seen to use boldy, more... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at U-handblog
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Thank you to everyone who has given feedback for our latest competition. We really appreciate your comments and will be working through them to make sure that U-Handbag is at its best for you guys! We used a random number... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2014 at U-handblog
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Thanks to everyone who shops/has shopped in my store. When it comes to craft supplies I know you are spoilt for choice, so when decide to shop in my store it is a big compliment - and we are very,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at U-handblog
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Thanks Linda, Yes I am so (daft) proud of her! Thanks for buying my patterns. Do let me know how you get on. X
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Thanks Debora! I (literally) couldn't have done it without you! X
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Hi Tricia, Thanks. That's wonderful how they loved the clothes you made for them when they were little. Sweet memories, eh? :)
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As a sewing fiend Mummy I feel have arrived! I got to design clothing for my baby, my designs were made into dress pattern and she appeared on the pattern cover (and alllll over the show inside the pattern). Result... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at U-handblog
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As a sewing fiend Mummy I feel have arrived! I got to design clothing for my baby, my designs were made into dress pattern and she appeared on the pattern cover (and alllll over the show inside the pattern). Result... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at U-handblog