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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
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)
oops. sorry, annie is the lady proudly displaying her bag! i’m the short haired one on the right of the pic with 3 of us in it (the one on the left is my friend karen)
thanks so much for posting the pics! x she was so excited to have made her first bag! we’ve had some more people joining us since then , which is great.
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!
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!
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!
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!
It’d be lovely to have enough bags to give them to everyone who comes up to FoBSP stall, but at the moment I’m the only sewing person, so don’t know that I can make enough bags, lol. I’m hoping to find other baggers among the members, I can’t tell you how wonderful it would be to finally have other people bagging with me (after years of solitary bagging) – come the new year I’ll be on the case!
Not going to sell them (I know the rules, lol) – people give donations to Sea Pool, if they give a donation then we randomly offer them a bag, that’s not selling, surely? We are mainly going to use them for merchandise, so that’s the main focus
I went to a good coffee morning this morning, FoBSP are very interested in having morsbags as their merchandise bags – word is going around that I need fabric, and my pod size has already doubled (from 1 to 2, lol) as one lady immediately volunteered to cut, iron and pin bags ready for me to sew. They are going to spread the word – as one lady said, FoBSP has 1500 members, so there must be plenty of fabric (and hopefully bagmakers) out there! They have a stall a couple of times a year outside the supermarkets and want bags to give to people who give them donations – seems like, finally, I might be able to get a good group together and really get the local area well morsbagged – yay!
Hi, I don’t generally go in the sea, but it was so hot this summer I did actually venture in, twice (extremee circumstances, lol). It’s good to be back in morsbag world, I’m hoping to find a seam of fabric donors and maybe even bag makers via Friends of Bude Sea Pool, fingers crossed. I hope all’s well with you and Mr Beattie.
yes it’s me, in 1964 – sadly you can’t see the charming red ruched swimming costume I had on, lol. Always been at my happiest at the seaside, I blame the seaside for my lack of morsbag activity for the last 18 months – when we moved to Bude I spent every moment I could on the beach (still spend quite a lot of time there now!) and had constant visitors etc. Anyway, I’m now back in the fold (and iron, pin and sew), have made 20 bags today to take to Friends of Bude Sea Pool meeting tomorrow – going to discuss using morsbags (with FoBSP logo on) as merchandise bags. I’m also going to ask for fabric donations and will try and see if anyone else can help me make bags, as I am still a solitary bagger.
Pol – I didnt come to morsbags via freecycle (I saw you on bbc breakfast news, you inspired me!), but I did get loads of fabric via an advert I put on freecycle asking for fabric for morsbags – different freecycle groups seem to have different rules about what you can ask for, but it worked for me. In return for the free fabric, I gave a morsbag to everyone who gave me fabric.