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July 24, 2014 at 6:03 pm #2814
so i moved to Bude (from disinterested inland Devon!), changed pod name to Bude Baggers and have found people who actually want to make bags! we had our first get together on tuesday, and am gradually getting people joining us – i set up a facebook page so people join via that. one of our ladies has a stall at the local farmers market so i made 10 bags to take there tomorrow to give to stallholders, to spread the word.
I also made basic hand written labels using fabric offcuts, to tie to each bag, rather than using up paper, ink, electricity etc. printing sheets – the thinking is, the bag has morsbags label, the fabric handwritten label says aboumt bude baggers and facebook, if people are interested they’ll look at website etc, if they’re not then it’s a waste of printing! i trust it’s ok for me to do this? there’s no compulsion to print out paper sheets to go in bags? if anyon wants to see pics of our first meeting, and fabric labels, they’re on our fb page – i’m not a flikr user so can’t post pics on here (think that’s how you do it?). anyway, it’s a delight to not be a solitary bagger any more, lol – i’ll have others to share the joy of our 1000th bag (83 bags to go to get to that total!) – yay!July 24, 2014 at 7:29 pm #2815
Hi Cath, great photos on your fb page, looks like you have a few addicts already! I think the being able to like is because you are a closed group. Check out our fb page morsbags.com Leicestershire and morsbag’s general page morsbags sociable guerrilla bagging
I am very impressed that you have got a man so early on and he is cutting out!!
I think the fabric labels are a great idea. We have loads of info to get on ours and we encourage people to hang on to them for future reference. We did start with tags but I wanted our meetings, fabric drop off points, history of mbs etc on there. There are a surprising amount of people who still don’t use a computer. I think its a case of what works for your pod. I couldn’t see a pic of the fabric labels but thats probably me looking in the wrong place! 🙂July 24, 2014 at 7:52 pm #2816
i’m not very techie, so just did a very basic fb page for our pod (wasnt at all confident doing it!). the post with labels is below the top post that has the photos of our meeting. please could you look again, to check you can see the pic, thanks. everyone who’s joined so far (not mnany, but it’s early days) is thru another fb based group (beach cleaning) so i’m yet to have a non computer bagger join, i’ll cross that bridge when i get to it. i guess if our pod grows in numbers i’ll have to re-think how i get info out but at the moment there’s only 12 of us, so we’re feeling our way together and working out what works for us. i’m just to happy to have bag making company at last!July 25, 2014 at 11:48 am #2817
just back from farmers market, gave bags to stallholders and definite interest from them in helping make bags for them to use. i was also so pleased that one of the stallholders, who came along on tuesday, had gone home and made another 3 bags on her own! and have given one of her precious bags away to a customer – i reassured her that it’ll get easier giving her babies away!July 25, 2014 at 2:39 pm #2818
Waytogo Cathapple! 🙂July 25, 2014 at 2:42 pm #2819
Hi Cathapple! It’s great to hear that your pod in Bude is up and running – well done! 😀
I don’t DO facebook or I’d never get off my backside & do anything not on a computer, but I can’t find your page. I had a look for a link via Morsbags Leicester page and I hunted via google, but no luck. Please could you put up a link to it? And ensure that anyone can see it?
To post photos on here you need to use a photo sharing website, of which flickr is one. You may find you can post photos that are on your facebook page – I’ve certainly occasionally used random pics I just found on t’internet without putting them through flickr first.
Nice to hear that distribution through the farmers market is working out too! 😀July 26, 2014 at 7:51 pm #2824
That is such good news Cathapple. Well done! I will try and find you on fb.July 26, 2014 at 7:53 pm #2825
Found you! Excellent!July 26, 2014 at 11:43 pm #2828
Here you are BeattieJuly 27, 2014 at 9:39 am #2832
Thanks Offcuts. I tried the link though and couldn’t see anything except an invitation to log in….. 🙁July 28, 2014 at 1:39 pm #2840
oh i don’t know what the problem is, beattie, ionly know fb basics – setting up the page, even as basic as it is, was a real stretch for me, lol!July 28, 2014 at 7:54 pm #2842
I agree cathapple. I find that Facebook is a brilliant way to network and keep in touch with my friends and fellow morsbaggers whether it be JC in Illinois, Brenda in Mexico or Krisaby in Brentwood. At the end of the day I want to spread the morsbag message whether by the morsbag forum, or by talking to people, or by giving them a bag or by using social media.
Cathapple, I can post the pics if you want me to but understand if you don’t xJuly 31, 2014 at 12:32 pm #2847
that would be great, thank you, i’m pretty rubbish with all that kind of thing! sorry i havent replied before, been busy with post operative dog!July 31, 2014 at 6:54 pm #2848July 31, 2014 at 8:08 pm #2849
Annie reminds me of Tintin’s daughter Kate
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