Goodness gracious me! We've been taken by surprise steam roller thanks to the launch of the book. We've been rushed off our feet. It's certainly kept our new girl (the lovely Steph) on her toes. You'll be hearing from her on the blog soon. In my blogging absence we've just been trying to pack all the orders and order in lots of tasty new bag making goodies for Autumn. I've gotten back into designing new sewing patterns, overseeing the U-handbag website re-design and all around me Al has been busy doing the DIY Dad thing in our new house. It's chaotic and it's great! Espesh when this damn flu goes away. :)
Big thanks to all of you for your kind words and encouragement about The BMB. You've been really ace about it. I am definitely going to keep on writing :) I know, I know, I know I have gone on an ooooon about it for quite a while now. I promise this will be one of the last blog posts dedicated to the the 'B' word for now.
I'm itching (and nosey) to see some of the stuff you've made from the book. So, I'm going to offer you a...um...incentive to share your BMB pics in The Bag Making Bible Flickr group. First, I'll show you 2 of the first recruits.
Both of these bags are the Piping Hot Hobo bag (found on Chapter 8).
Same bag design, but look how different they are with the individual choice of fabrics.
FREE BAG MAKING BITS FOR THE NEXT 5 BMB FLICKR GROUP POSTERS!!
**UPDATE: We got our five winners for September. Please feel free to post pics. I'll do a Flickr Pool show a tell on the blog in about a week :)
To qualify you need to complete all 5 of the following steps:
- Join the BMB Flickr Group.
- Post pics of your BMB makes to the Group.
- Name the item you have made in the description/title (should look like this).
- Include a link to anywhere the BMB can be bought in the description (should look like this).
- Leave a comment on THIS BLOG POST including a link to your pic/s in the BMB group.
I'll send a nice goodie bag to the first five entrants who complete all 5 steps above. I'll run this little contest for the next few months until the goodies bags have all run out.
Woo! Thanks for helping to spread the word and I sooo can't wait to see what you folks come up with! :)