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, 11 July 2011

New Kindle cases added to my website!

Handmade fabric Kindle sleeve in purple, green and yellow stripes.
Visit to see my latest handmade Kindle eReader cases (including 'Purple Stripe', pictured left).  Prices include UK post and packing, and secure payment can be made by debit or credit card through Paypal if you don't have a Paypal account.  I also accept BACS (bank transfer) from UK buyers. It's free and secure, and instant between most UK banks.

I'm still adding lots of other gorgeous handmade items as time allows, but if you can't see exactly what you want in the meantime, or you'd like a different fabric, custom orders are always welcome - simply send a message to me through the Contact tab stating your requirements, and I'll quickly get back to you. :)

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

I love custom orders. Usually!

I do, I really do, but this padded and lined Kindle case with its continuous zip along two sides was difficult for someone with upper-body disorders, mainly due to the amount of hand-sewing involved.  It took three times as long to make as my usual eReader cases, and that doesn't include all the breaks I had to take.  Plus I had to spread the work out over two days.

 But it's done now, and will shortly be winging its way to Malaysia.  I hope the client likes it! 

Saturday, 4 June 2011

I'm building a website...!

Striking stripey Kindle Pouch for ereader owners who want something different!
Yes, you read that right! In fact, I'll repeat it for all those in denial: severely technically-challenged little old me is building a website. The platform is Weebly, and I have to say it's a darn sight easier to use than Wix (which I gave up on after a couple of hair-tearing days!).

Having said that, I did have a hair-tearing morning yesterday. I bought a domain name (after reading somewhere that Weebly addresses don't float to anywhere near the top in searches) so that I could change my URL and lose the 'weebly' bit. Weebly have brilliant instructions on how to 'point' the new domain at their site, but their sample screenshots bore little relation to my domain registrar's. So, rather than run the risk of destroying the entire internet with my ineptitude, I begged the registrar to do the pointing for me. Which they did, thank goodness, so I'm now There's lots to do and change still, but I'm getting there!

In the meantime, I've struggled to get any new items made, but yesterday afternoon I managed to list this Kindle case with an African flavour. I love this fabric. If you do too, and you fancy something other than a Kindle case, just ask. :)

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Carrot-sized Radishes...!

Raphanus sativus 'Ostergruss Rosa' German radish for serious foodies, veg growers and gardeners!

Forget those tiny half-bite radishes, and grow some you can really get your teeth into! And if you think these are big, you should have seen those we dug up the day before!

This the German salad radish, Raphanus sativus 'Ostergruss Rosa'. Not only superb in salads, but the perfect nibble to go with your glass of beer.

We've been growing these for a couple of years now, and they really are delicious. Fast and easy to grow, they're always the first spring veg we harvest, along with early salad leaves. In a few days, we'll be sowing again for a summer crop. If you haven't grown them before, give them a try - you won't be disappointed!

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Old-fashioned phones - I love them!

Handmade fabric phone case, padded and fully lined. In pink and green for women and girls.I love old-fashioned phones, and own a fab refurbished 60s dial-phone. So imagine my delight when I found this fabric.
I just had to make a phone case with it. How could I not? As you can see, it features a variety of phones, and phone-speak script, so it's really apt!

All my Phone Pockets are interfaced, fleece-interlined, and lined. (This particular one is lined in a yummy candyfloss pink.) They fit most phones, but custom orders are very welcome. :)

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Low-Cost Kitchen Blinds for Awkward Spaces...

Roman blinds for awkward spaces.How to cover kitchen doors and windows is never easy, especially if you're on a tight budget. When I installed our new kitchen, the plan was to do nothing with them at all because we weren't overlooked. However, hot sun due to the west-facing aspect forced me to have a major rethink as the kitchen got so warm when we were cooking, we were cooking!

So what to do? It was particularly tricky because there was no space to pull back curtains, and using roller blinds would have left a fairly large gap between the two. So, after a lot of thought, I made two roman blinds of different lengths, one for the window, and another for the door. I fixed a wooden batten at ceiling height along the whole window/door length, painted it the same colour as the wall, screwed eyelets into the underside for the cords, and attached the blinds with stick-and-sew velcro. Lightly lined Roman blinds for my difficult kitchen window and adjoining door.The door blind when down is just long enough to cover the glass plus a bit, so it easily fits the wall space between ceiling and reveal when folded up. In other words, it sits clear of the inward-opening back door. Of course, we have to pull up the blind if we need to access the back garden while it's in use, but that only takes seconds.

As you can see, I used a lightweight lining to enable light to filter through. The blinds are fully-washable (fabrics were washed before assembly) and the total cost was approximately £50.00.

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

BaggieAggietoo: Blog feature and interview!

Padded and lined handmade Kindle sleeves by BaggieAggie in Wales, UK.
I'm thrilled to announce that my interview with the lovely Becky of Red Bird Supplies has been published today on her excellent blog right here. If you can pop over for a quick read, Becky makes gorgeous jewellery, so do make time to check out her shop links while you're there. :)

Thursday, 7 April 2011

A Return to Normal Life and other stuff...

Fabulous fabric Kindle cases by BaggieAggie, handmade in the UK.
It's spring, the weather is glorious; and after a very difficult ten months, life is slowly getting back to normal. OH is back at work full-time, though still having to take time out for two hours of physio each day, and we're almost on top of the gardening. Well, the back garden at least - we're still having to employ a gardener to keep the front tidy, but hopefully for not too much longer. We may even be able to let the cleaner go next month.

The bathroom renovation (after the storm-damaged roof and collapsed bathroom ceiling episode) will be on hold for a while. We'd planned to get it done late last autumn, but the need for OH to have a second operation has meant a temporary delay.

Despite all the catching up we've had to do, I've somehow managed to make and launch a range of Kindle cases. All in gorgeous fabrics, like the example pictured here, and all padded and fully lined. Available on my website, so do take a peek and let me know what you think. :)

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Passport Holders now available!

Handmade fabric passport wallet in a contemporary floral fabric in pink and green.I was recently asked to custom-make a fabric passport holder / cover, and have since decided to offer them permanently on my website. 'Pink Flower' on the left is now available, and more will follow soon, including some in fabrics more suitable for men.

In the meantime, custom orders are very welcome. Just contact me through my website. :)