A New In-stock Onbag :o)

NOW SOLD

I often get asked if there are any Onbags that are ready-made…but I am usually so busy making all your lovely Custom Onbags that I don’t get time to design any in-stocks :LOL:

But I managed to find time to make some for Big camp, and this one came home with me again…so it’s available straight away for anyone who wants it πŸ˜‰

It costs Β£75 +Β£4 postage.

It is made out of scrummy cord dyed a deep, warm aubergine colour and matched with Michael Miller’s ‘Pet Deer’ fabric πŸ™‚

This is an Onbag Classic- and it is like a tardis-you can fit LOADs in!

This is an Onbag Classic- and it is like a tardis – you can fit LOADs in!

There is an applique of the deer on the front flap…

The deer are playing chase round the little tree in the fabric ;)

The deer are playing chase round the little tree in the fabric πŸ˜‰

The front pocket and side pockets are all made out of the aubergine cord, and this Onbag fastens with velcro.

Three velcro strips allow you to fasten the flap no matter how full your bag is ;)

Three velcro strips allow you to fasten the flap no matter how full your bag is πŸ˜‰

And just because it is so gorgeous, here is a close-up of the fabric πŸ˜€

Michael Miller's 'Pet Deer' fabric.

Michael Miller’s ‘Pet Deer’ fabric.

If you are interested, please email me at

daisychaincreations@tesco.net

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Two new Zippy Flippies

Lots of people have been asking me for Zippy bags – but with a flap :LOL:

So here are pics of the latest two….

Katy’s bag has a map theme- complete with a machine embroidery of a compass on the front flap πŸ˜€

Kat's map themed Onbag Zippy-with-a-flap

Katy’s map themed Onbag Zippy-with-a-flap

The black cord contrasts beautifully with the jewel tones of the Amy Butler Lark fabric :)

The black cord contrasts beautifully with the jewel tones of the Amy Butler Lark fabric πŸ™‚

it’s my Summer holidays – so I am giong to keep this post short and sweet- as my children are back at school in just over a week- and I feel the need to watch a nice DVD with them and eat cake :LOL:

A New Colour of Cord :o)

Over the past year or two I have searched high and low to find a grey cord. i found a lovely charcoal grey online, but it works out very expensive as I can’t buy it wholesale…so I was delighted to find this colour recently!

It is a mid-grey with a greenish tinge- and it reminds me of the sea on a cloudy day πŸ™‚

This is the lovely Onbag zippy that is made out of the new cord….

The print fabric is called "Okapi" and it is from Rowan design

The print fabric is called “Okapi” and it is from Rowan design

This is another pic of the Zippy, this time worn as a back-pack πŸ™‚

The Zippy can be worn in several different ways ;)

The Zippy can be worn in several different ways πŸ˜‰

A new design of bag :o)

I have made a new bag today and just popped on here quickly to tell you about it πŸ™‚

I say ‘quickly’ because it is the Summer Holidays and my stunning lego-model- building skills are required by my children so that they can finish putting together a Hobbit Home :LOL:

This bag is a ‘Hipster’ and it is based on a design by Embroidery Garden, to make using my embroidery machine. However, the embroidery machine doesn’t like it one little bit – probably something to do with the 10 layers of cord where the straps insert :LOL:Β So I am reduced to making it with my trusty industrial machine – who glides through the layers with barely a squeak or groan πŸ˜€

This little bag is very handy to keep my purse and keys in ;)

This little bag is very handy to keep my purse and keys in πŸ˜‰

the long strap is adjustable, so it can be worn across your body, or casually slung over one shoulder.

The long strap is adjustable, so it can be worn across your body, or casually slung over one shoulder.

Tha bag in the photos is a small version – ideally suited for popping out to the shop with your keys and purse in. I am also going to make a larger version, which will be just the right size to carry a kindle( or other e-reader) in. The bags are lightly padded to protect any precious contents from scratches

There is also aΒ  fabric divider so that you can keep your keys away from that shiny screen on your mobile phone πŸ˜‰

I’m trying to take better photos….

…but I’m not sure that I am managing it yet :LOL: I have enrolled on a Craftsy course called “Shoot it”

Have no fear, it’s not nearly as violent as it sounds – and is simply a course about shooting better photos of your products. It’s very convenient because you can watch a new episode whenever you have 10 minutes or so spare – which makes it nice and easy to slot into my busy schedule πŸ˜‰

So, today’s episode was all about the colour wheel and choosing the right colour background to compliment your product.

This is easier said than done!

In my house, we mostly have cream coloured walls….and cream doesn’t appear to fit anywhere on the colour wheel- which left me a bit perplexed :LOL:

Sam’s lovely fabric is mostly blue with a little yellowΒ  – so in the end I decided to go for split complimentary colours which meant that I could utilise the purple wall in our study, and I braved Fotor to make a photo collage with a cheerful yellow frame πŸ˜€

So here it is – but I’m not sure that I have quite cracked the art of product photography yet , so be gentle with me :LOL:

fotor2Sam’s Onbag is a large Onbag Zippy made out of Michael Miller’s Caribbean Blooms fabricΒ  and black sanded twill. The fabric leant itself to a lovely applique on the front pocket πŸ˜€

Simple and Elegant

This Onbag is another Zippy – this time made out of dark blue cord and Amy Butlers ‘Lark’ fabric !

there are two pockets at the front of this zippy- they are just a little difficult to see ;)

There are two pockets at the front of this zippy- they are just a little difficult to see πŸ˜‰

The inside of the zippy is, as always, fastened with a zip πŸ˜‰

The zip extends beyod the edge of the panel so that it is easy to get things out of the bag :)

The zip extends beyod the edge of the panel so that it is easy to get things out of the bag πŸ™‚

I can hear puppies crting for their food- so I will have to make this a short post I’m afraid….

But to make it up to you all, I will post a few cute puppy pictures later on tonight πŸ˜‰

 

Critters Zippy

Many of my June customers have seen my posts about the Zippy, and were keen to be among the firstΒ  to buy one….so I agreed, even though the Large Zippy is still about to go off on it’s travels to lots of testers.

The Zippy has already been tested quite carefully by two lovely Mamas, and they only recommended a few tweaks to the design – so I was confident to go ahead with a few orders anyway – especially since the Mamas were so keen πŸ˜‰

So, this is the first of them! It does have an additional flap – so it looks a little different to other Zippies..

The Zippy is a little firmer than other Onbags, and it stays upright on it's own ;)

The Zippy is a little firmer than other Onbags, and it stays upright on it’s own πŸ˜‰

The front pocket has print fabric on.

The front pocket has print fabric on.

The chunky zip keeps everything safe inside :)

The chunky zip keeps everything safe inside πŸ™‚

the zippy can be used easily with sling rings, using the special loops. It can be  tied like this on either side...

The zippy can be used easily with sling rings, using the special loops. It can be tied like this on either side…

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

When my children were much younger, we used to love this book!

Connor especially liked to poke his fat, squidy little fingers through the holes in the pages and laugh πŸ™‚Β  So it was a real treat to make an Onbag with the very hungry caterpillar fabric – although looking at all the delicious food on the fabric did make my tummy rumble :LOL:

The inside of an Onbag Baby only has one pocket - and that is the zippered on at the back.

The inside of an Onbag Baby only has one pocket – and that is the zippered on at the back.

 

The pocket of the Onbag baby is usually rounded, so that it matches the shape of the bag :)

The pocket of the Onbag baby is usually rounded, so that it matches the shape of the bag πŸ™‚

And this is the whole set- an Onbag Baby, cube zone and brick zone :)

And this is the whole set- an Onbag Baby, cube zone and brick zone πŸ™‚

 

 

Dandelions!

I have recently become a little obsessed about seed heads – especially cow parsley and dandelion heads as anyone who follows me on Pinterest will have gathered :LOL: So it was a nice surprise when Penny chose Free sprirt’s Wrenly, Wildfield as her fabric πŸ™‚

I managed to find a nice embroidery to go with it, and have thoroughly enjoyed creating this dandelion Onbag!

Here are some pics!!

The dandelion embroidery matches the wild flowers in the fabric :)

The dandelion embroidery matches the wild flowers in the fabric πŸ™‚

Here is Penny's bag hanging on Hedgie the mannequinn.

Here is Penny’s bag hanging on Hedgie the mannequinn.

And the complete set, with a cube and brick zone.

And the complete set, with a cube and brick zone.

Amy butler Soul Blossoms Onbag baby

I’m not sure if I have introduced my mannequin to you all before? I have had her for quite a few years, and she has been used to model every baby carrier that I made as Daisy chain slings. Since I started creating Onbags instead of Mei tais, she has had a much easier life, and generally just stands quietly in a corner of my studio watching the world go by πŸ˜‰

When I first got her, both my children were quite small….and they decided that she simply HAD to have a name. so they discussed it between themselves, with much whispering and the occasional furtive glance my way. In the end, they declared that her name should be Hedgie. Nothing else would do, and Mummy certainly wasn’t allowed to choose a more ladylike name :LOL:

So, Hedgie she has remained!

Hedgie is modelling the latest Onbag Baby, which is hot from my sewing machine!

It is made of purple cotton drill paired with the delightful Soul Blossoms sari fabric by Amy Butler.

My lovely mannequin "hedgie" is wearing the Onbag across her body.

The lovely “Hedgie” is wearing the Onbag across her body.

Here, Hedgie is wearing the Onbag Baby on her back, rucksack style :)

Here, Hedgie is wearing the Onbag Baby on her back, rucksack style πŸ™‚

This matching cube zone completes this Onbag set.

This matching cube zone completes this Onbag set.

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