The blog of BaggieAggie, designer of bags, gadget cases and other fabulous accessories handmade in Wales. Sprinkled with recipes, gardening chat, the odd piece of short fiction, and anything else that inspires (or annoys!) me. So pull up a comfy chair and stay a while.


Monday, 29 November 2010

Crafting and Pricing - how do you get it right...?

Purple fabric phone case with flap and velcro fastening, handmade in Wales UK.
As promised, Phone Pockets will now begin to appear in my shops, and this fab purple one is available at Folksy now.

As so many crafters find, pricing in the hours taken to make an item is rarely a viable option. If we did, we'd never sell a thing! So I think I've priced this competitively, but I'd be interested to hear your views. :-)

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Phone Pockets now available!

I was asked to make a phone case for someone, to match the Mushroom card wallet they wanted to buy. Another person saw it when I listed it on Folksy, and asked for a black and pink colour combination. These were the results.
Both customers were so pleased, I've decided to make a few in other fabric combinations, and they'll be available to view and buy soon. Custom orders most welcome in the meantime, though - contact me through my website to discuss requirements. :-)

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Mushrooms and Grapes

I have so many yummy fabrics in my stash, it's sometimes difficult to decide which to use next! But colours and patterns that remind me of food have been top of the pile lately (reason unknown!) as you can see from these pics.

The card wallets hold 30 business cards or 8 credit / store cards, and the key fob fits most wrists and is perfect for keeping your keys handy when juggling doors, kids and shopping.

They'd make lovely Christmas gifts or stocking-fillers, as would most things at so do drop in and say hello. :-)

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Itsy, Bitsy, Teenie, Weenie, Yellow Polka-dot Bikini...

What is it about polka dots that's made them so everlastingly popular? They've been around since at least the 1950s (I vaguely remember the above song, which Google tells me was recorded by Brian Hyland in 1960). Polka dots appear to be as popular today, if not more so. Even my blog background is dotty!

As you can see from the pics on the right, I've made items recently to reflect our love affair with the perennial polka dot. I also began a thread on the Folksy forum yesterday, titled Show me your POLKA DOTS! So why not have a peek at the wonderful items the talented makers there have to offer? You won't be disappointed. :-)