1000+ bags!

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  • #3246
    Catherine Appleton
    Catherine Appleton
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    i had our second morsbag making day today, 8 lovely ladies turned up, and in between all the chatting, cake eating, tea and coffee drinking, we managed to make 36 bags, and have a load more cut out ready for next time. we’ll speed up production as time goes on because they are all new to bagmaking at the moment. anyway, our pod total is now 1004! taaah daaaaah!

    #3247
    beattie
    beattie
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    That’s brilliant, Cathapple! Well done to all of you for reaching the thousand bag mark! 😀 36 bags in a session is really good going, especially as most of the seamstresses hadn’t made bags before and there was cake to be eaten 😉

    I’m looking forward to hearing more from Bude 😀

    #3251
    Catherine Appleton
    Catherine Appleton
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    thanks, i was pleased i had 8 ladies turn up – everyone seemed to enjoy themselves, it turned into most of the day, start time 10 am, the last people left at gone 3 pm – time flies! we kept ourselves going with cake, then pizza haha. it just randomly happened that i made the thousandth bag, so that was satisfying. i’m hoping offcuts/rosy can put pics on here cos i have no idea how to do it! (she belongs to my fb group)

    #3254
    butterfly bags
    butterfly bags
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    Well done on reaching a great milestone!!
    Sounds like you had lots of fun. Sewing and cake go so well together and pizza is a great addition too.

    #3256
    offcuts
    offcuts
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    And here they are!

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    Congratulations on making 1000 bags!

    #3257
    Catherine Appleton
    Catherine Appleton
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    thank you for doing the photos. i’m taking a load of bags to a big autumn beach clean next saturday, to hand out to volunteers. surfers against sewage are coming along as well, so that should help spread the message, as well as all the lovely volunteers with our local beach cleaning group

    #3258
    beattie
    beattie
    Keymaster

    Thanks for posting the photos – it’s lovely to see people having a good time! You have some lovely fabrics there, Cathapple! And TWO types of cake! What more could one ask for – maybe pizza? And that’s there too 😀

    Looks like a very productive and happy day was had by all. I hope the bag distribution goes well too! 😀

    #3263
    Catherine Appleton
    Catherine Appleton
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    thanks beattie, i like making cake, so i made carrot cake and sticky ginger cake – the pizza came out because those who could stay on thru lunchtime wanted to keep going until we’d made 32 bags, which would get us to 1000 bags! and then we made an extra 4, just for the heck of it, lol!

    #3264
    Agwen
    Agwen
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    Congratulations cathapple.
    1004 bags and a lovely lot of bags made on the day. I like the idea of Pizza to go with the cake and coffee.

    #3267
    Catherine Appleton
    Catherine Appleton
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    i don’t know how other people organise bagmaking sessions, i said 10 am start time, so both times it went on past lunch because we got into the swing of it and just kept going! hence the need to chuck a pizza in the oven! dunno if other people have a set session time – mine seems a bit more open ended, lol. also, i don’t know if other pods collect money from people for buying labels? i thought about maybe saying everyone puts £1 in the pot – they are saying they want to donate and a couple have already – how do others do this?

    it’s exciting to have these questions to consider that i’ve never had to before, as a solitary bagger, lol!

    #3271
    butterfly bags
    butterfly bags
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    Love the photos. Lots of bags and lots of happy faces!!

    #3282
    offcuts
    offcuts
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    I think that sounds a great idea to share the cost of the labels Cath.

    #3283
    Catherine Appleton
    Catherine Appleton
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    offcuts, it was the idea of a couple of people in the group – what do other pods do? i’m new to pod life (!) so sorry to ask lots of questions

    #3284
    offcuts
    offcuts
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    We have been lucky enough to have our labels sponsored by the Lions. We need a lot because Offcuts2 are very prolific. It could be that someone in your town is up for sponsoring you. Just a question of asking around. You could try the Waitrose green token scheme. There is a system set up for Waitrose to donate into the morsbag account which Harborough Hitbags used so it is worth a try, nothing to lose. Looking for sponsors can be a bit time consuming but worth it.

    Pod members are usually willing to contribute to costs but maybe have it voluntary. I think that is what most pods do.

    #3285
    offcuts
    offcuts
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    There might also be some funding available through your council.

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