Wednesday, September 25, 2013

October Business Of The Month - Bags'n'Bags

When I was first contacted by Lynne from Bags'n'Bags saying that she wanted to try out a new bag style on me I was a bit blown away! I would have the privilege of receiving a bag made especially for me in a brand new style. I was so surprised that she had found this pattern and thought of me! I had no idea what it would look like and the suspense of seeing it was killing me! After stalking her Facebook page I was even more excited as her bags are just beautiful! So here it is..... 

The latest Bags'n'Bags Bag called "The Dolly Bow" 
$45 plus postage

I was so impressed with the workmanship and attention to detail! It is a great size perfect for all kinds of goodies and it has quite thick lining which helps hold its shape and makes it very sturdy. I love the pleat design and added bow! Overall it is of great quality! I would personally recommend Bags'n'Bags not only on their products but on their customer service as well. 

All of the bags are completely hand made with love by Lynne, she uses 100% cotton fabric with 100% cotton fabric for linings and detailing. She tries to keep her bags as "one offs" in terms of using the fabric once per style of bag. Lynne is always adding to her style of bags and is more than happy to do custom orders! 

Here are a few questions I asked Lynne.

When did Bags'n'Bags begin and how did it start?
Just started last month... I have an industrial sewing machine that takes up a lot of space.. which I very nearly sold - after 1 particularly horrible day at work (for someone else) I decided that it was time to put something in place, I can sew!! So it just seemed obvious to me to create quick and easy stuff that would appeal to various folk.
Do you have a love of vintage or retro styling?
I have very eclectic tastes in styles.
What is your favourite product you sell?
I think my favourites at the moment are the hobo/sling and boxy pouches.

Lynne also has a huge range of vintage illustrations on her other page Lynwam (which is also linked to her blog) and the thought at the moment is to build up her funds so she can have some choice illustrations printed onto fabric to make into bags! This is currently being tested out and I for one cannot wait to see how it turns out!

Bags'n'Bags has a special offer just for my friends! Until the end of October you will receive a FREE small zip pouch bag, similar to the one below, when you purchase any item! All you have to do is use the code "MISDOLLYFREEBIE" when making your order!