A Tying Tuesday….How to use the Zippy with Sling Rings

This tying Tuesday is either a little late or super-organized and early depending on whether you are a ‘glass- half- full’ or a ‘glass-half-empty’ person :LOL:

It’s all about the Onbag Zippy and how you can use the new loop (at the bottom of one of the straps) to attach sling rings :)

It really is very straight-forward!

First you thread the straps through the rings...

First you thread the straps through the rings…

Then you fold the strap down and tie it to the loop...

Then you fold the strap down

Then you tie the strap to the loop...

Then you tie the strap to the loop…

And just push the rest of the strap down into the bag to keep it tidy ;)

And just push the rest of the strap down into the bag to keep it tidy ;)

Ta Dah!! The sling rings are now attached so you can weave your other strap through them and away you go!!

Sling rings are easily adjastable on the go :)

Sling rings are easily adjastable on the go :)

There are changes afoot…

A few things have changed in the last couple of weeks…..the main one being that Daisy Chain creations will no longer be making Onbags :O

But don’t panic- the Daisy Chain Zippy will still be available, and I am busy finalising the new design features for our range of babywearing bags :D

Until my new designs are finalised, I am shutting my waiting list….but please bear with me, it won’t be long until it re-opens :D :D

 

 

 

A New In-stock Onbag :o)

NOW SOLD

I often get asked if there are any Onbags that are ready-made…but I am usually so busy making all your lovely Custom Onbags that I don’t get time to design any in-stocks :LOL:

But I managed to find time to make some for Big camp, and this one came home with me again…so it’s available straight away for anyone who wants it ;)

It costs £75 +£4 postage.

It is made out of scrummy cord dyed a deep, warm aubergine colour and matched with Michael Miller’s ‘Pet Deer’ fabric :)

This is an Onbag Classic- and it is like a tardis-you can fit LOADs in!

This is an Onbag Classic- and it is like a tardis – you can fit LOADs in!

There is an applique of the deer on the front flap…

The deer are playing chase round the little tree in the fabric ;)

The deer are playing chase round the little tree in the fabric ;)

The front pocket and side pockets are all made out of the aubergine cord, and this Onbag fastens with velcro.

Three velcro strips allow you to fasten the flap no matter how full your bag is ;)

Three velcro strips allow you to fasten the flap no matter how full your bag is ;)

And just because it is so gorgeous, here is a close-up of the fabric :D

Michael Miller's 'Pet Deer' fabric.

Michael Miller’s ‘Pet Deer’ fabric.

If you are interested, please email me at

daisychaincreations@tesco.net

Peacock feather!

This gorgeous Onbag is a present for my lovely Cousin :) She chose the fabrics aaaages ago, but I was too superstitous to make it up for her until her little bundle of joy had actually arrived…
Well, over a week ago, little Cameron made his way safely into the world so I

Black cord sets off the lighter colour print fabric beautifully :)

Black cord sets off the lighter colour print fabric beautifully :)

got out the embroidery machine and let it do it’s magic! And I was so pleased with the result, that I couldn’t resist putting a feather emboidery onto the strap too :LOL:
Two feathers have got to be better than one -right? LOL

Two feathers have got to be better than one -right? LOL

Two new Zippy Flippies

Lots of people have been asking me for Zippy bags – but with a flap :LOL:

So here are pics of the latest two….

Katy’s bag has a map theme- complete with a machine embroidery of a compass on the front flap :D

Kat's map themed Onbag Zippy-with-a-flap

Katy’s map themed Onbag Zippy-with-a-flap

The black cord contrasts beautifully with the jewel tones of the Amy Butler Lark fabric :)

The black cord contrasts beautifully with the jewel tones of the Amy Butler Lark fabric :)

it’s my Summer holidays – so I am giong to keep this post short and sweet- as my children are back at school in just over a week- and I feel the need to watch a nice DVD with them and eat cake :LOL:

A New Colour of Cord :o)

Over the past year or two I have searched high and low to find a grey cord. i found a lovely charcoal grey online, but it works out very expensive as I can’t buy it wholesale…so I was delighted to find this colour recently!

It is a mid-grey with a greenish tinge- and it reminds me of the sea on a cloudy day :)

This is the lovely Onbag zippy that is made out of the new cord….

The print fabric is called "Okapi" and it is from Rowan design

The print fabric is called “Okapi” and it is from Rowan design

This is another pic of the Zippy, this time worn as a back-pack :)

The Zippy can be worn in several different ways ;)

The Zippy can be worn in several different ways ;)

A new design of bag :o)

I have made a new bag today and just popped on here quickly to tell you about it :)

I say ‘quickly’ because it is the Summer Holidays and my stunning lego-model- building skills are required by my children so that they can finish putting together a Hobbit Home :LOL:

This bag is a ‘Hipster’ and it is based on a design by Embroidery Garden, to make using my embroidery machine. However, the embroidery machine doesn’t like it one little bit – probably something to do with the 10 layers of cord where the straps insert :LOL: So I am reduced to making it with my trusty industrial machine – who glides through the layers with barely a squeak or groan :D

This little bag is very handy to keep my purse and keys in ;)

This little bag is very handy to keep my purse and keys in ;)

the long strap is adjustable, so it can be worn across your body, or casually slung over one shoulder.

The long strap is adjustable, so it can be worn across your body, or casually slung over one shoulder.

Tha bag in the photos is a small version – ideally suited for popping out to the shop with your keys and purse in. I am also going to make a larger version, which will be just the right size to carry a kindle( or other e-reader) in. The bags are lightly padded to protect any precious contents from scratches

There is also a  fabric divider so that you can keep your keys away from that shiny screen on your mobile phone ;)

I’m trying to take better photos….

…but I’m not sure that I am managing it yet :LOL: I have enrolled on a Craftsy course called “Shoot it”

Have no fear, it’s not nearly as violent as it sounds – and is simply a course about shooting better photos of your products. It’s very convenient because you can watch a new episode whenever you have 10 minutes or so spare – which makes it nice and easy to slot into my busy schedule ;)

So, today’s episode was all about the colour wheel and choosing the right colour background to compliment your product.

This is easier said than done!

In my house, we mostly have cream coloured walls….and cream doesn’t appear to fit anywhere on the colour wheel- which left me a bit perplexed :LOL:

Sam’s lovely fabric is mostly blue with a little yellow  – so in the end I decided to go for split complimentary colours which meant that I could utilise the purple wall in our study, and I braved Fotor to make a photo collage with a cheerful yellow frame :D

So here it is – but I’m not sure that I have quite cracked the art of product photography yet , so be gentle with me :LOL:

fotor2Sam’s Onbag is a large Onbag Zippy made out of Michael Miller’s Caribbean Blooms fabric  and black sanded twill. The fabric leant itself to a lovely applique on the front pocket :D

Simple and Elegant

This Onbag is another Zippy – this time made out of dark blue cord and Amy Butlers ‘Lark’ fabric !

there are two pockets at the front of this zippy- they are just a little difficult to see ;)

There are two pockets at the front of this zippy- they are just a little difficult to see ;)

The inside of the zippy is, as always, fastened with a zip ;)

The zip extends beyod the edge of the panel so that it is easy to get things out of the bag :)

The zip extends beyod the edge of the panel so that it is easy to get things out of the bag :)

I can hear puppies crting for their food- so I will have to make this a short post I’m afraid….

But to make it up to you all, I will post a few cute puppy pictures later on tonight ;)

 

Critters Zippy

Many of my June customers have seen my posts about the Zippy, and were keen to be among the first  to buy one….so I agreed, even though the Large Zippy is still about to go off on it’s travels to lots of testers.

The Zippy has already been tested quite carefully by two lovely Mamas, and they only recommended a few tweaks to the design – so I was confident to go ahead with a few orders anyway – especially since the Mamas were so keen ;)

So, this is the first of them! It does have an additional flap – so it looks a little different to other Zippies..

The Zippy is a little firmer than other Onbags, and it stays upright on it's own ;)

The Zippy is a little firmer than other Onbags, and it stays upright on it’s own ;)

The front pocket has print fabric on.

The front pocket has print fabric on.

The chunky zip keeps everything safe inside :)

The chunky zip keeps everything safe inside :)

the zippy can be used easily with sling rings, using the special loops. It can be  tied like this on either side...

The zippy can be used easily with sling rings, using the special loops. It can be tied like this on either side…

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