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˜‰

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˜€

Tying Tuesday – a second way rings with an Onbag baby or Classic

Oh dear – if someone was to give me a grade for my ability to blog regularly, it wouldn’t be a very good one :LOL:

Tying Tuesday came and went last week, and I completely forgot all about it :eek!:

So – many apologies to those of you who were waiting for the alternative way to use slings on your regular Onbag :hangsheadinshame:

Anyway, without further ado, here are the photos πŸ™‚

Thread the rings onto one of the straps.

Thread the rings onto one of the straps.

Now loop the shoulder strap back and thread it through the Onbag loop at the bottom of the bag.

Now loop the shoulder strap back and thread it through the Onbag loop at the bottom of the bag.

Tie the strap around the Onbag loop. you should only need a single knot here really, not a double one ;)

Tie the strap around the Onbag loop. you should only need a single knot here really, not a double one πŸ˜‰

Now the sling rings are securely attached to the Onbag πŸ™‚

I expect that most of you can do the next bit without me needing to tell you, as it’s just the same way that you thread a ring sling πŸ˜‰ But since I am trying to be thorough, I’ll go through it anyway πŸ˜‰

Take your other strap (the long one that hasn’t been threaded through anything yet πŸ˜‰ )

Now thread it through both rings.

Spot the different Onbag ;)

Spot the different Onbag πŸ˜‰

Finally, loop this strap back through one of the rings. It should look a bit like a climber’s harness πŸ˜‰

The rings lock the strap into place, and hold it there firmly.

The rings lock the strap into place, and hold it there firmly.

Now you are ready to pop your Onbag over your shoulder, and load it up!

Hints and tips:

If you are back carrying, you might want to leave the strap quite long and wear it underneath your carrier. you can tighten it up a little once your baby is secure on your back πŸ™‚

You don’t need to keep the rings in the corsage position if you don’t want to. You can let the bag dangle down if it’s more comfy for you, and the rings just make it easier and quicker to adjust the strap length πŸ˜‰

Tying Tuesday – using rings with an Onbag classic or baby

I have been thinking about writing a feature post about different ways to tie your Onbag for a while, as it’s a question that always seems to pop up :LOL:Β  Onbags are a bit like wraps – you can tie them in so many different ways, depending on how you are carrying your child, whether it is a quick pop to the shops or an all-day hike πŸ˜‰

So when Ruth contacted me a few days ago about using Sling Rings with her Onbag Classic, I decided to grab the nettle and start a regular series of posts.

This is how to use Sling Rings with your ordinary Onbag Classic or Baby. (The Zippy has special loops that make the whole process a bit more streamlined – but it’s still out being tested, so you’ll have to wait for that :p)

1. Thread two sling rings onto the strap of your Onbag.

Thread on your rings.

Thread on your rings.

2. Now tie a knot in your strap, ao that they loops are held in position. You might find that you need to do a double knot if your fabric is a little slippy….otherwise, a single knot should be fine πŸ˜‰

Tie a knot in your strap

Tie a knot in your strap

3. Tuck away the remainder of the long strap into the body of your Onbag. that way, it won’t keep flapping around and annoy you :LOL:

Tuck away your strap.

Tuck away your strap.

4.Β  Now thread your other strap through the rings! Ta-dah πŸ™‚

Thread you other strap through the rings, and pop on your bag!

Thread you other strap through the rings, and pop on your bag!

I’d really like to know how you all get on with this – please let me know!

And any action pics would just be fantastic πŸ˜‰

Next Tying Tuesday will be another one with Sling rings – but this time using the Onbag loops πŸ˜‰ See you all then!

Meet my new sewing machine!

She ( or possibly he?) is new to me πŸ™‚ He/she is a Husqvarna machine, and I’ve never had one of those before….so it has taken me quite a while to get used to all the little differences :LOL:

But the really special thing about my new sewing machine is that it isn’t JUST a sewing machine….it does embroidery too, all by itself!

Well, maybe not completely by itself, as I have to program it, thread it, line everything up etc. But you know what I mean :LOL:

You may have already seen some of this new sewing machine’s work on the Rainbow swallow Onbag (which is about half way down this post) but I have managed a few others which I haven’t yet shown you πŸ˜‰

My son's favourite one.

My son’s favourite one.

And my daughter's favourite ;)

And my daughter’s favourite πŸ˜‰

To celebrate finally mastering the new embroidery machine, I have decided to have a little Giveaway!! Yay!!

I will be doing it through the Facebook page. So as not to break any facebook rules, I have used an app labelled “Enter Giveaway” which you can find at the top of my Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Daisy-Chain-Creations/158538234164611

All that you need to do, is to suggest a name for this wonderful little sewing machine πŸ˜‰

The winner will get an embroidered zone, and can choose a few words of their own to be embroidered onto the reverse πŸ™‚

Little Red Riding Hood embroidery on a linen zone :)

Little Red Riding Hood embroidery on a linen zone πŸ™‚

The Giveaway will be drawn on Monday 6th May πŸ™‚

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.

Oops!

I realised to my horror that I haven’t updated this page in aaages, and I have four (yes, four!) new Onbags to put on….As I have so many, I’m just going to lump them all together in one big post, full of Onbaggy goodness πŸ˜‰

The first gorgeous Onbag to share with you is the Buddha bag πŸ™‚

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The front flap is made out of buddha fabric

This Onbag has classic red taffeta in the lining. There was only one yard of buddha fabric left at La Chakra, so we had to stretch it out πŸ˜‰ It stetched as far as the front flap, all the pockets and onto the zones – which I thought was pretty good!

Next up on the catwalk is a Musical Onbag.

First, the inside....so that you can see the lovely musical notes on the fabric :)

First, the inside….so that you can see the lovely musical notes on the fabric πŸ™‚

The front pocket has a stripe of print fabric across it to make it stand out ;)

Next, the front pocket with it’s snazzy stripe of print fabric πŸ˜‰

And lastly, the Onbag worn back-pack style!

And lastly, the Onbag worn back-pack style!

The last of the three Onbags to show you

This is a photo of the whole Onbag set..

This is a photo of the whole Onbag set..

What you can’t see clearly from this photo is that all the children in the family have their initial monogrammed in various places on this Onbag.Β  Now, that should have been an easy thing to do – but my new embroidery machine was super-stubborn, and nearly got kicked out of the window when it refused to do as it was asked :LOL: Finally, after much blood, sweat and tears, we got there and I was really pleased by the overall effect πŸ™‚

The final Onbag in this post is another one that I have embroidered πŸ™‚

It has taken me a long time to get going with the machine embroidery and I will tell you a little more about that in the next post (along with a few pics of embroideries that I have done πŸ˜‰ )

But after a few weeks, perseverance finally paid off, and I was able to download this lovely rainbow swallow design from Urban threads, and embroider it on the front flap of the bag. What do you think? I LOVE it myself πŸ˜‰

Silver grey drill fabric with salt and pepper print :)

Silver grey drill fabric with salt and pepper print πŸ™‚

And here is a close-up of the swallow, just in case you couldn’t see it clearly enough on the last picture πŸ˜‰

Rainbow swallow embroidery

Rainbow swallow embroidery

I’ll pop back in a couple of days to tell you all about my new embroidery machine, plus news of a little giveaway too πŸ™‚

Nadya, by Alexander Henry

This week, I have been sewing an onbag Classic and zones for Sarah, made out of purple cord and Alexander Henry’s gorgeous ‘Nadya’ fabric. Sarah has had to be very patient though (many apologies) as I haven’t really been all that well so it has taken me aaagees…It doesn’t help that two small people are rattling around at home this week, as they are still on holiday from school. It is really lovely to have them here withe their chatter and play, but it does hamper progress somewhat :LOL:

The little nook in my sewing room is still provingΒ  useful as a photography stand!

An Onbag Classic, brick zone and cube zone:)

An Onbag Classic, brick zone and cube zone:)

Using the handy side-loops, an Onbag can easily be turned into a backpack :)

Using the handy side-loops, an Onbag can easily be turned into a backpack πŸ™‚

The side pockets are made out of print fabric.

The side pockets are made out of print fabric.

You can see the rear zippered pocket on the inside of the bag.

You can see the rear zippered pocket on the inside of the bag.

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