Do you remember a few weeks back I was talking about my adventures into video? How much I hated it and really wasn’t sure I could do it?  Well I can now :).

Soft Duffle Bag

Soft Duffle Bag

Okay, so I’m still not going to win any awards for video production but I am looking forward to being able to communicate with you all via video, to be able to show you all the features and benefits of the things I’ve made rather than just trying to describe them with written words, to be able to show you just how much you can get into one of the big bucket bags, or the ginormous shopper, or my mega family beach bag.  To let you see the versatility of the Script bag, the soft duffle and the practical changing bag. To demonstrate the usefulness of the chameleon pouch and the array of options available for make up bags, coin purses, pencil cases and ‘odds’n’sods’ box pouches. Oooh and then there are the storage bags and hard based boxes, the ‘disc’ bags and  . . ., and . . ., the list goes on!

Yes, yes, yes I know these things aren’t all on site yet but they are coming – and with videos to show them off!

In the meantime here’s an introduction the the soft duffle, as yet un-named, oh yes every style has to have a name since the Script was named, I just need to think of one. Maybe you could suggest one?

 

What do you reckon to the changes to the fonts, colours and layouts?  I was never really happy with the different coloured fonts being used so I’ve had them tweaked and while at it the fonts and layout have been altered but I’m not 100% on either.

Strange isn’t it, how you can know you don’t like something, know that you really do like something else, yet sometimes for somethings you can’t even make up your mind!  The new font appears, to me, more readable but also more bland – presentation over function perhaps?  And while I admit I didn’t really like the rectangular boxed presentation of the posts on the front and index pages before I’m feeling that the list style with round images is too spaced out . . .  am I between a rock and hard place here?

One day I’ll have the freedom to do exactly what I like with the site, or rather pay some one else to do exactly what I want with it, because these days even though I could do it all myself (yes, I really could, I used to do this sort of stuff for a living 😉 ) I don’t enjoy doing it and honestly do not have the time required to do it properly myself.  If you’re ever looking at quotes for producing a website and thinking ‘wow, that’s a lot!’ let me assure you it’s not, they are not s easy as they seem.

Let me know what you think, all constructive feedback is very welcome 🙂

Hotel Chocolat Easter Egg

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Did everyone have a great Easter? I still have most of my easter eggs left as I’ve been too busy to eat them which, considering I only had 3, is quite an achievement for me! Mind you one of them was one of these > > >
if you’ve never tried Hotel Chocolat then do.

Children have been back at school 4 days and although I’ve been working ever since they returned I haven’t had a chance to add anything to here. I had planned to do so this morning but then I realised that if I didn’t go and do some food shopping none of us were eating this weekend. Which may benefit my waistline (what waistline?) but really wouldn’t be a good idea. It seems that no matter how much older and more grown up my children get they still don’t actually realise the cupboards are empty nor offer to food shop. They notice if we’re running out of chocolate spread or biscuits quickly enough though!

I have managed to finalise the pattern for a bag style that has been confounding me for a while though.  Trying to line a 2 compartment bag with a fixed divider and achieve a perfect finish around the zip top proved to be less straight forward than I had anticipated but I got there!

This bag has been named Script by my budding actor/director daughter (the teenager who believes the world begins and ends at The Nottingham Playhouse) who decided it was the perfect size for carrying her scripts in.  You don’t need to have any scripts to carry though, I don’t and I originally designed it to be the perfect size for carrying magazines without having to roll or fold them for those long hours we parents spend sitting around waiting for our children to finish their various activities.

With a central divider there are 2 internal pockets and a full zip closure at the top. Additional pockets, internal and external, can be added as per your wishes, this one has a full width wrap around external pocket on one side. Strap length can also be made to whatever length you wish or, as with this example, be adjustable. It holds snacks well alongside those magazines I’ve found.

My youngest daughter has taken possession of the very first prototype of this bag as her school book bag, she doesn’t care about the wonky lines and ragged edges inside of that one, apparently it’s the perfect size for school books as well!

Of course if you are an actor or anyone else who has and needs to carry scripts then yes, it is the perfect size for them. Or you could just pretend that’s what you have in it anyway if you want.

This one already has already found it’s new home but I’ll get some more of these Script bags made up and added to stock soon but it is of course available as a custom order already – just get in touch and let’s talk about how you want your Script bag to be. And of course a custom made Script doesn’t even have to be script size, it can be any size you want!