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I don’t do Facebook but I do Instagram – is Tracy Cushing the lady called Sewvember on Insta. If so, she does a jolly good job and because of her one for Rosie comments I bought some of the “OneforRosie” labels even though I had plenty. Rosie was the lady who started our WI off on making bags in the first place. I remember meeting her at home when she gave us some fabric and threads, she was lovely and such a loss to our community.
Barbara of Whissybags
Crafty Foxes on Insta
Hi Butterfly Bags and fellow Morsbaggers
I have noticed that there are several messages on the Forum that have never received any replies. That is really sad especially at the current time when we should all be supporting each other – I am just as bad as I haven’t been on the site for a couple of months. Members of our pod (and others in the village) have been making scrubs or laundry bags for the care workers in our county – both hospitals and care homes. The fabric bought with donations (new fabric has been used for scrubs) has run out and so we are now free to start making Morsbags again although a number of us are keen gardners.
Do hope everyone has been kept busy and staying safe.
Love and best wishes to you all
Crafty Foxes here – surely we shouldn’t be using polypropylene – Morsbags are meant to be washed and this will be leaking microbeads into the water system.
It’s Crafty Foxes here from Whissybags – I just use pins to keep the label on while I machine; two at the top and one on the bottom. Doesn’t get any easier than that. I’m glad you like my coloured zig-zag thread, it makes it quicker than changing thread colour just for the label. I am quite picky as to what colour thread I use though, I always try and match it to the fabric.
Whissybags is a group of WI members – Crafty Foxes (Instagram name) logs the numbers and generally co-ordinates things. She noticed this challenge on Instagram and has joined in. Some of the girls in Whissybags have made bags this month but not specifically for the challenge. I do find making Morsbags pretty addictive and am fortunate to have a sewing room where I can leave things, cut out, pressed and ready to go. A few minutes here and there can make all the difference. I really won’t be able to keep this up in December, Christmas seems to have taken second place so far!!
I looked on your Instagram page and realised why you are not getting as many hits as you should be. You need to include some hashtags i.e # followed by a descriptive word. The words I use are: #morsbags #recycle #recycling #reuse #bagging #sewing #needlework #handmade and our own name #whissybags.
You can of course add any other words you think describe morsbags (I’ve just thought that we should include #free) so long as a hashtag precedes it – only use lowercase.
My daughter and granddaughter helped me out when I first started; on Instagram I am known as craftyfoxes1404.
Hope that helps
Hi Dartfrog / Frogglin
Yes I did mean it was you making a bag a day in June – I think that’s great. I make three at a time on a production line basis but I only seem to be able to do three a week as I’m so busy doing other things as well.
The other members of Whissybags are all keen gardeners so they don’t make many during the summer months but do their bit during the winter.
I don’t do Facebook, I feel as though I would spend all my time on my mobile or computer but do enjoy Instagram. I look at Pinterest but my enthusiasm for that has waned somewhat.
Having seen a programme on coffee cups recently, they are another thing that appal me as you can’t recycle them at all as they have so many different components in them. Not sure whether the coffee outlets would appreciate it if you took your own mug!!
Barbara (Crafty Foxes) from Whissybags
As one of the members of Whissybags, I post photos of some of my completed bags on Instagram, tagging it with Morsbags and Whissybags (also tagging recycle, reuse, bagging and others). People have shown an interest and someone following me is now making a bag (or more) a day during June.
Barbara from Whissybags
Yes, we are still supplying our village shop with Morsbags and every new member to WI gets one too.
Happy 10th Birthday Morsbags
Although we have only been making bags for three years, we have certainly got the bug and hopefully we have bagged most of our villagers.
Here’s to the next ten years.