Friday, 3 August 2012

The bag lady

Yes, that's me, "The Bag Lady'!

I LoVe bags. I have lots and lots of them. Not expensive ones like you see in glossy magazines, I'd rather go on holiday than pay thousands for a designer bag. I have rather too many 'Cath' bags but that'll have to wait for another post all of it's own!

I started making bags to sell a long time ago and had planned to sell them in my shop but not only do they take such a long time to make but I also find them impossible to photograph. They never look just right. I tried photographing them in the garden, on a railing along the prom ( that got some funny looks I can tell you!) and in various props around the house, but none looked good enough for the website.

Yesterday, I found three bags that I made and gave up trying to photograph and I wondered if you might like a chance to win one. Would you? Oh please say yes, or they'll just have to go back in the box!

All you have to do is leave me a comment (and I'd love to know if you love bags too!) and I'll pick a winner next Friday!

Good Luck!

** I also have a giveaway on my Facebook page (link over on side bar) if you fancy entering that too!


  1. Oh yes yes yes please!! going away in the caravan soon- always need a fab bag! Thanks for chance.

  2. Yes yes yes! I love birdies and I love bags and I love bags with birdies on them. I love the bag you made, it's so sweet and beautiful. Please, oh please can I be in with a chance?

    Thanks so much for the super kind giveaway

    Helen xx

    Ps I love bags, I used to have a radley obsession but I have toned it down. I now use my cath kidston body bag everywhere. And I think you should persevere with the photography cos that bag is stunning and the rest must be too!

  3. Hello Gina. I've just been reading about you in my Noths book and it brought a big smile to my face. It's a bit like reading about a friend and then I realised we hadn't even met! Love the bag though I know what you mean about photographing them. They're a flipping nightmare! xx

  4. Your bags are gorgeous! I love the birds. I see how they must be tricky to photograph though. Please don't add me into the competition though, it would be embarrassing if I twice! Also, I already have way too many bags. I just wanted to say I like them. :-)

  5. I love, love the bird bag, it's so beautiful, I would love to be in with a chance to win it. It's so lovely. You are such a talented lady. Love reading your blog, and looking at your designs.

  6. What a gorgeous bag! Your photos may not have satisfied you, but they're going to convince lots of us to enter your give-away for the chance to own it!

  7. What a gorgeous bag! The photos may not meet your high NOTHS catalogue standard, but they will certainly convince lots of us to enter the give-away for the chance to win one!

  8. Wow! What a lovely giveaway. It's absolutely gorgeous and I would love to be in with a chance!

  9. Ooooh, I absolutely love it - it's gorgeous - such cute birds! I'd love a chance to win! I'm one of your followers!
    Keeping my fingers crossed!! :o)
    Maria x

  10. I love the image, such a shame you can't photograph them to your high standards, they would 'fly' out of your shop. Please count me in on your wonderful giveaway :)
    Sue Xxx

  11. Oh wow Gina!! That is so cute I love the little birds on it please please count me in.
    Pene x

  12. Super gorgeous birds and bag. Of course I love bags, a girl can never have too many bags! I do think you should try to photogragh them again though to sell as they are adorable. Have you looked at how other people photo theirs on different sites for inspiration?

  13. I love bags, and this one is absolutely gorgeous!! Please may I be entered into the giveaway?


  14. My daughter has a expensive hand bag habit but me?? Usually knitted, always Too full with stuff. Your bag is really lovely.

  15. Oh what a beautiful bag ... yes please I would love to enter your giveaway ... I have a bit of a thing for birds :) ... and your blog is just lovely ... Bee x

  16. Oooh love the birdies on this bag!!

    I really, really love bags!! I am a big girl and so clothes are a disappointment, I don't do high heels and so it's bags that make my heart flutter!!

    Thanks for popping over to my blog, Hun!!

    S x

  17. That's a gorgeous bag. It does look like it would take a lot of work to make (would take me forever), and people are so used to being able to buy things so cheaply these days. I'm sorry I didn't find you in time for a chance at the giveaway!