Thursday, 24 December 2009

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Let It Snow...

Well, we've had some snow in London.  Not enough to look pretty, but just enough to mess up the transport system... I found a few of my photos from the last time it snowed in England.  I still have my fingers crossed for a white Christmas!


Handmade Christmas Cards

This year, I somehow made time to make my own Christmas cards. I highly recommend this design if you fancy making your own (thanks Martha)!

All you need are some blank cards and lots of ribbon; I used single sided florists' ribbon as it is much cheaper.  First, cut a small slit halfway up the spine of card.  Then, thread the ribbon through the slit and tie a bow on the front. Here are some photos of the finished results:

Last year, I made my own design which proved to be a little more time consuming than this year's version.  I took a piece of felt, sewed random zig zags all over it in contrasting coloured cotton thread, then cut out a triangle shape and stuck it to a blank card with clear drying craft glue.

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Blog Interview - Three of Four Clothing

I've been fortunate enough to be featured today on Three of Four Clothing's lovely blog. Stian and Alice are graphic designers who live in Norway and run their own screen printing business.  They create fantastic t-shirts for adults and children - check out their Etsy shop 'Three of Four Clothing' and their website.

Friday, 13 November 2009

A new stamp for my shop

I recently bought this customised, hand-carved stamp from Drum Chick Designs on Etsy.  As you can see from the photographs, the quality is excellent - I can't wait to start using it!

I also love Drum Chick's cupcake and owl stamps. I think they could make fantastic Christmas presents.

Friday, 6 November 2009

Autumn in London

Autumn is my favourite time of year!

Here are my attempts to capture some scenes in Regent’s Park and our local cemetery.  These photos were taken with my Sony DSLR camera.

The colours in these photographs reminded me of this piece of vintage fabric - so 70s! It had been stashed away for so long that I had forgotten about it.  It will probably end up as a clutch bag with a kisslock frame.

Sunday, 1 November 2009


This year we had a pumpkin carve-off, the results of which are below. His is flashier than mine (typically).  I hadn’t done this for years but I can see it being an annual fixture. I’m already planning for next year...



Just before Halloween, I heard about the American recipe of “Dinner in a Pumpkin”, which I had to try for myself.  Just scoop out the inside of a culinary pumpkin and add cooked minced beef, condensed cream of chicken and mushroom soup, onions, peppers, garlic and cinnamon. Then bake it in the oven for a couple of hours with the lid on and serve with garlic bread or whatever takes your fancy. I thought it looked pretty impressive and it certainly disappeared quickly. I also attempted a sweet pumpkin pie, but the less said about that the better!

A little bit about me

Hello, my name is Lucinda and I live in London, England.  I have an Etsy shop called 'LuliBags', which I opened in late April 2009.   I sell a range of handmade bags and purses, using a mix of modern and vintage fabrics.

I work full-time in the City but my passion lies in sewing and music.  I also enjoy cooking, photography, ashtanga yoga, vintage shopping and gardening.

I set up this blog to share Etsy finds, simple sewing tips for any would-be crafters out there and anything else creative or inspiring which takes my fancy.

Feel free to comment on my blog, I'd love to hear from you.  You can email me, convo me via my Etsy shop or find me on Twitter and Facebook.
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