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What a great team you are. Sounds like a lovely campsite! Hope you got there safely this time x
That’s great news. We met so many lovely visitors at Ragley Hall and it is always exciting to see other people’s excitement when they discover the joy of morsbags! Well done everybody x
Fantastic news! Well done to everyone who has ever made a morsbag and added to this amazing total! Here’s to the next quarter of a million…. 😉
Just wanted to say thank you once again to Claire, Joe, Beattie and Frank plus all the other volunteers (and baby Elfie of course) for all their hard work at the GBSB. I volunteered on the first and last days and thoroughly enjoyed it, meeting hundreds of sewing enthusiasts from all over the UK who showed a real interest in morsbags, with many buying labels and taking kits to start making bags themselves – including Dillyshambles, welcome!
From the coachload of ladies who’d journeyed from Norwich to a stitcher from Wells who wants to encourage her local shops to go plastic bag free; from the visitor who’d travelled all the way from Cumbria to the sewing shop owner who is going to host morsbag making workshops; from someone who had made morsbags in the past and bought labels to start doing so again to a lady from Nottingham who is now planning a visit to morsbags Leicestershire HQ one Thursday…. Thanks to everybody who visited our stand and said “what an excellent idea”! The reaction was the best I’ve experienced at any event I’ve attended with morsbags.
The new Janomes were fabulous – especially the little thread snipping gizmo and the fancy stitches like the scalloped edge! Great fun to use.
PS: I took loads of photos but can’t seem to upload them here – they are on the morsbags Facebook pages though and are set to ‘Public’ so you should be able to see them!
OK, that didn’t work….. Will have a tinker with the photos again and try later! Watch this space
Hooray – a great first day. Will let Beattie do the full write up but here are a few pics from our stand….
The GBSB effect definitely improved my output – 30 bags pledged plus a few more I’ve made for friends and customers. I am only 8 bags away from a round total of 700 now! Keep up the good work everybody – looking forward to meeting up with the morsbags crew at GBSB in a couple of weeks xx
Thanks all! And thanks Beattie for uploading the pic – shows how long it is since I uploaded anything to Flickr….
The Sooty fabric is an old curtain that offcuts/Rosie saved for me – it’s my favourite. Glad you like the ducks in daffs (!), that is a bit of old Laura Ashley fabric. And can you spot the Royal bag in the middle?
My dad says I am Whetstone’s top bag lady….. Cheek!
I thought I could make out the phrase ‘zombie apocalypse’ on there! Wow, brilliant (one of my fave films is Shaun of the Dead! 🙂 ) Will have to search out Emily Taylor’s fabric!
Wow – love those fabrics, especially the one with the little people on 🙂
No problem Masterclock, I will be the only one using the electric one – public will use handcranks!
Great to hear what everyone is doing. I just mentioned on another forum page what I am doing on Saturday 2-4pm – a morsbags ‘make or take a bag’ workshop at my new shop space (exciting!) in The Vintage China Boutique, Francis St in Leicester. I have met up with Offcuts today and collected 30 lovely Offcuts 2 vintage bags and I will be making some too. Don’t know how many people we will get making bags on the day but hoping to get some new interest in morsbags. It may even become a regular event and my friend Caroline who rents the shop has some exciting plans for the future so watch this space…..
I am also excited because I have acquired 2 authentic vintage Singer 66K electric machines to use at the shop – one from Freecycle, one from a local auction for £20 – which I spent last weekend cleaning up and getting running. I traced their history online using the serial numbers and by pure coincidence they were both made in 1930, one in May and one in December. They both work like a dream, can’t believe how smoothly they run and how beautiful the stitches are! Not bad for 84 year olds 🙂
Pics to follow after Saturday….. Have fun everybody x
January 21, 2014 at 4:42 pm in reply to: 35th International Morsbagging Weekend 18th/19th January? #1709
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Sazzie – I love your bags, and the hooks they are hanging on. Gorgeous!
Well done everybody for your sterling work. Sorry I didn’t make any bags over the big weekend but I am going to join in with the giveaway on Saturday by holding a morsbags workshop and giveaway in my new SHOP! Yes, exciting news – I am renting space in my friend Caroline’s vintage shop on Francis Street in Leicester, selling my handmade and vintage goodies! I also work there a couple of afternoons a week. We have been giving morsbags away since the shop opened in September but this will be the first ‘make or take a bag’ event. I have collected a nice selection of Offcuts 2 bags to give away and I will be making some more vintage style bags. Will take pics and post them after the event 🙂
Huzzah! Thanks Offcuts for the Flickr magic!!
Brilliant – love the name!