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˜€

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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˜‰

Introducing……

The Onbag Zippy!!

‘Tis a very exciting day here at Daisy Chain Headquarters, as I have been working feverishly away at a new project for the past few weeks….

Lots of people have asked me recently for an Onbag that:

1. Is a little bit more structured.

2. Has lots of pockets on the outside so that they can get to their stuff whilst they are walking.

3. Hasn’t got a flap.

Now I’m not one to turn customers away if I can help it, and I like to be able to make people happy by customising their Onbags to make them just perfect ;o)Β  So, I set about designing the Onbag Zippy πŸ™‚

Now, I could waffle on all day about all the design features, but a picture speaks a thousand words, as they say πŸ˜‰

The Onbag zippy can be worn like a messenger bag...

The Onbag zippy can be worn like a messenger bag…

Or it can be worn like a back-pack....

Or it can be worn like a back-pack….

And here is one of the new, exciting details……

Wait for it…..

The Onbag Zippy has an extra loop on one of the straps which enables you to use it with sling rings too!!

I am Soooo excited about this feature, as no-one else has ever done this on a Babywearing bag before πŸ˜‰

Sling rings!

Sling rings!

In a day or two, I’ll have a blog post that is dedicated solely to the Sling ring loop – just because I am so ridiculously pleased with it :LOL:

A few weeks ago, I asked people about pockets. And it turns out that pockets are a Big Deal when you are carrying lots of stuff around. Most people were adamant that they wanted an outside pocket to carry a bottle of water in, and an inside pocket to carry a bottle if they were formula feeding πŸ˜‰

So , the zippy has LOTS and LOTS of pockets πŸ™‚

Outside:

There is a large, zippered pocket on the back...

There is a large, zippered pocket on the back…

And two small pockets on teh front, which fasten with velcro....

And two small pockets on the front, which fasten with velcro.

On one side is a waterproof, zippiered pocket to hold a water bottle ;)

On one side is a waterproof, zippered pocket to hold a water bottle πŸ˜‰

On the inside:

Three elasticated pockets to hold nappies or bottles...

Three elasticated pockets to hold nappies or bottles…

And a small zippered pocket to hold bits and pieces like keys ;)

And a small zippered pocket to hold bits and pieces like keys πŸ˜‰

And to close it all securely….

A Zip!

A Zip!

So what do you think? The Onbag zippy is going on it’s travels to be tested by a couple of lovely Mamas.

I would love to hear what you think about it too πŸ™‚

Many apologies for the rubbish photo….

….but at least the Onbag itself is very beautiful πŸ™‚

This is a classic Onbag made out of purple cord, paired with the delightful Amy Butler fabric “Alchemy”

The Alchemy fabric is an unusual shade of jade/turquoise, and is reminiscent of a vintage fabric with it’s large butterflies and the green and pink colour combination on their wings.

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I have had to hurry this bag along so that it can go away on it’s holidays on the 6th, so I hope that it arrives at it’s new home in plenty of time and that it remembers to send me a postcard :LOL:

There is also another bag underway for this Mama, but I am keeping it under wraps for the moment…..you’ll have to come back in a few weeks to see that one πŸ˜‰

A Pretty Purple Paisley Onbag!

I love colours, but am quite unusual in that my favourite colour changes fairly often. My husband tells me that I am fickle – but there are so many gorgeous colours, why confine myself to just one :LOL:

For the past couple of years, I have loved green best of all – especially the fresh lime-green colour of the leaves as they poke out of the chilly soil in the Spring.

Recently, however,Β  my colour-based fickleness has returned :LOL: and purple has become my new favourite!

So I have been really excited to sew another Onbag set in this lovely rich purple cord πŸ™‚

The applique on the front of this Onbag is inspired by the paisley pattern on the fabric....

The applique on the front of this Onbag is inspired by the paisley pattern on the fabric….

And the matching zones πŸ˜‰

I find zones invaluable for getting myself organised!

I find zones invaluable for getting myself organised!