Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Luxury Party Bags

If your children have been to a party recently they are sure to have come home with a party bag since party bags are cool these days. In fact no child’s party would be complete without one. Such is the importance of a party bag you can now buy handmade fabric luxury party bags and even luxury filled party bags ready to go with quality and fun gifts.
It really doesn't have to be a plastic bag full of cheap plastic toys and lots Filled luxury party bag to goof sweets and often a filled party bag is great value.  A few carefully chosen, quality items, and little less sugar will be appreciated by both your young guests and their parents!.

Luxury party bags are a gift in themselves. Lootybag offer a full range for toddlers, boys and girls and will ,if required, make them specially for you in different sizes, designs, colours and prints. In fact you can buy luxury party bags in almost any design and theme you want.
If you are planning a party soon it would pay to get organised. I know from experience that throughout November and December  finding anything anything for birthday parties, or even birthday cards is almost impossible because of the flood of Christmas gifts, decorations and cards etc.
pirate plus filled luxry party bag to goSo what would you expect to find in your luxury filled party bags to go? You can get pencils, notepads, stickers, tattoos, yo-yos, purses, compasses, wooden puzzles and more, all in different themes and ideal for boys and girls and all this comes with a 10% discount. There lots and lots of ideas and if a ready filled luxury party bag is not quite right you can choose your own items and if you want Lootybag will pack them for you ready to hand out. Same day dispatch and next day delivery, along with expert customer service take all the party organising stress away from you, freeing you to smile and host.

So to save you time and money have a look at Lootybag’s luxury filled party bags to go.
You can even buy luxury party bags for for adults as well, so if you are organising a hen night, stag party or wedding and want to give your guests a luxury party bag as a gift or wedding favour then you can be sure to find them at Lootybag, or alternatively I can make something designed especially for you.fairy luxury party bag
Made for any occasion, handmade fabric luxury party bags add a touch of luxury to any celebration. Delight and impress your guests and leave them amazed at how much thought and effort went into organising your party with an eco fabric party bag that can be used long after the party is over.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Autumn and beyond

Temperatures dropping, even more rain than in "Summer" (did we have one of those this year?) and leaves turning colour are a sure sign that Autumn is upon us. I say great, nothing like that fresh air experience when you stride out on a walk, and frosts do look so pretty!
eco friendly wooden xmas whistles, stocking fillersThat warm Christmas feeling seems to be coming on early this year. Lots of new party bag fillers for children,  advent calendar gifts and little wooden toys and gifts to fill your stockings.  Many of our smaller party bag fillers are great to fill the little boxes or pockets of an advent calendar too . Some ideas are:
Christmas wooden slide whistles
Bouncy putty - a great little packet of laughter that will fit into almost every advent calendar

Meanwhile I'm busy making Christmas stockings, Santa sacks, wine bottle gift bags and Christmas gift bags not just for our website but for the very talented Bethemed Designs who seems to be supplying the whole of Scotland with beautifully hand painted and personalised fabric party bags, cushions, bunting, backpacks, Christmas stockings and Santa sacks. You can take a look at these on her website or if you live in Glasgow why not pop along to see them for yourself at one of her events also listed on her website.

In our household our eight year old daughter is determined to turn our thoughts to Halloween (and her costume in particular!) and if you are holding a Halloween party or just want to decorate the house in preparation for the trick and treaters take a look at our Halloween ideas like ghoulish skull and crossbone  fabric luxury party bags and bunting, teamed with Halloween gifts and goodies.
halloween bunting
We now have even more choice of luxury filled party bags to go  - saving you precious time and money. There is even something for the action hero outdoor adventurer with this super outdoor adventurer luxury filled party bag - perfect for forest school parties. Not forgetting the very young, delight your toddler with a luxury filled party bag gift set designed specially for them. Choose from an animal set of  fabric party bag and with either a lion, elephant or giraffe pull along toy or a farm animal set with a luxury filled party bag and a lovely wooden square block puzzle with six farm theme pictures. These delightful luxury filled party bags to go are filled for you, ready to just hand to your guests and you save 10% on the price of buying the items individually.
I'm writing this while I sip my cup of tea in my office with the rain battering my window. It's not very nice, but we all know what’s around the corner and that reminds me… of Christmas. Ah that warm feeling again.

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Personalised party bags

We are so excited to launch a new range of personalised party bags.
You have told us how important it is to have a really good quality party bag and recognise that finding them and organising them is not as simple as it seems and having been asked so many times if we make personalised party bags, we decided to do something about it. Having found the very talented Beth from Bethemed Designs we have got together to produce a fantastic collection of unique fabric luxury personalised party bag designs for you and your guests.
All our personalized party bags are handmade by Lootybag from 100% cotton and designed and painted by Bethemed Designs using modern designs and creations using fabric paints to create your fabulous personalised party bag.
Personalised party bag, knight theme fabric luxury party bag, Each personalised party bag comes in a range for boys and girls with themes of knight, pirates, fairy princess and garden – enblazened with flowers, ladybirds and butterflies each with your child’s name on the party bag. Priced at £4.99 they are fantastic value for money.
These personalised party bags will add even more luxury to your party or event, and will make your guests feel very special. They would also make lovely gift bags or wedding activity bags forPersonalised party bag, garden theme fabric luxury party bag children. And eco friendly too!
We have also been busy increasing the range of luxury party bags and luxury filled party bags and gift sets. To name but a few there new drawstring football party bags, dinosaur fabric luxury party bags with handles, princess gift set and farm luxury filled party bags.
We know that children love prizes at parties and party bag fillers are great for this. Here at Lootybag we have carefully selected quality, traditional eco party bag fillers and toys for you that last long after the party and at affordable prices. And with Christmas around the corner our kids party bag fillers, toys and gifts make delightful Christmas stocking fillers too!
Look out for a new range of handmade personalised drawstring backpacks, waterproof backpacks, swim bags, gym bags or school bags and fabric bunting in assorted themes which will be launched very soon.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Happy Birthday

Lootybag’s Anniversary in this Olympic Year
Happy Birthday to us! Lootybag is one year old this month and what a year it has been. Thank you so much for your support, custom and inspiration during this first year.
Spring at last - I love this time of year, the days are longer and the evenings are getting lighter. I get so much joy from the warmth of the sun and the life that it brings to our garden - budding plants, birds and wildlife. As I write our resident blackbird pair are busy, busy, busy, making the most of the tasty worms roused by a recent rain shower. Mrs Blackbird is a bizarre specimen with a sort of skirt of dangly feathers, but it doesn’t seem to bother her, and she and her sleek black hubby raised a family very successfully last year so looking forward to more feathery babies this summer.
The extra hours of daylight has meant that the craft stall season is upon us once more and already Lootybag has been to Much Wenlock, Shrewsbury and Ludlow with many more to follow. We so love running the stall as we get chat to people, rather than be slave to the email, and invariably come home exhausted but bursting with ideas.
You have probably noticed the 2012 Olympic games are in London this year, 27 August – 12 July, and Much Wenlock in Shropshire is the birthplace of the modern Olympic Games. It is very much an unsung gem of a place – a really vibrant little rural market time that bucks the trend and has a high street with independent shops and really busy weekend markets. The many speciality markets and events, such as the Roots and Shoots Festival at harvest time are real family events and packed out with locals and visitors from further afield. Because of the Olympic connection there is a real buzz and pride about the little town this year. We are delighted that we can be part of it and will have a craft stall under the Guildhall right in the centre of town on Saturday 21 April, 30 June, 14 July, 28 July and 4 August 2012.
A visit to Much Wenlock is recommend for lots to do and see including the Museum, Pottery, Priory and visitor information centre which has been refurbished with financial assistance from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Shropshire Council. The new displays tell the story of the history of the town, the links between Dr. William Penny Brookes and the Olympic Games and priory and the geology of Wenlock Edge.
Bespoke orders have again been popular, in particular penguin themes. I made these penguin fabric party bags  for a customer in Kent for her little girl's birthday. She says they produced an amazed "wow" from her daughter! Her review and more can be found here
I have also been donating some time and skill to The Hive Music and media centre of Shrewsbury making bunting for their community street party on the 7th May 2012 to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee. The Hive is a registered charity and independent arts organisation, and has a growing reputation as a vibrant venue for arts and culture in Shropshire. This promises to be huge and popular event. They have collected an enormous sack of donated fabrics so the resulting bunting promises to be a bit whacky and certainly colourful. No staid, predictable red, white and blue for the Hive!
As a result of customer feedback and discussion I have added to our range lots of new luxury fabric party bags including Butterfly fabric party bagbeautiful butterflies,
a unisex multi coloured spot (great for unisex parties or if you have a clown entertainer)
Multi spot handmade fabric party bag with handlesmonster/aliens and pink chick deluxe fabric party bag (can’t think of any more).
All of our fabric party bags are also now stocked by Lindsay Archer who runs Earth Spirit (aromatherapy) stall in the market hall in Shrewsbury. They look fabulous in her delightful shop. So excited about this.
In addition, a unisex readymade pass the parcel has been created.  We have added a range of filled party bags with ever popular themes such as pirate and fairy/princess and party bag starter sets. Both our filled party bags and starter sets currently have an introductory offer of a 10% saving compared to buying the items individually, giving your guests a fantastic party bag to remember at a great price.
No doubt you've heard of Pinterest by now. We love it, so we have set up a Lootybag board for customers to “pin” pictures on. You can pin anything you like on there. We never cease to be amazed at the uses found for our durable little bags after the party goodies inside have been eaten. Boys seem particularly keen on reusing them for anything from “special agent kits”, Bakugan collections and carrying the inevitable Moshlings (do your Moshies get left on the bathroom floor waiting in ambush to tip you on your back as you step on the ugly little things in the dark? ..or is it just my delightful kids who do that!) I even hear some miniature drawstring party bags I made bespoke as wedding favours last year are fantastic for storing fishing weights in!
So…if you have used or are using a Lootybag I would be very grateful if you would “pin” a photograph of it to this board.
Once again, thank you for your support and inspiration and we look forward to being here for you in the coming years.

Monday, 30 January 2012

Looking Forward

A belated Happy New Year to all! Unless you are one of the absolutely steadfast ones, unlike me, any resolutions are either forgotten or broken by now. Ah, never mind there is always next year!
Lootybag has now been around for just over 6 months and what a busy time that has been. In 2011 we managed to attend over 20 craft fairs, agricultural shows and markets, The great part of craft fairs is meeting so many people who are interested in our handmade fabric party bags and eco friendly products and tell us what they think of them and how we can improve. Some examples are:
dinosaur drawstring fabric party bagA request for slightly taller drawstring fabric party bags – so we have adjusted the size of all our standard bags.

Farm animal fabric party bagFarm animal themed fabric party bags – introduced last week.
A smaller backpack for a nursery age child – a range of small rucksacks is now available
 unisex pass the parcelReadymade pass the parcel - introduced for boys, girls and a unisex one, all containing our eco-friendly, durable small gifts.  These have been a big hit with customers.

Bespoke orders are often wonderful challenges and spark off ideas for new products. Looking forward to the rest of 2012 what can you look forward to from Lootybag?  Lots of new fabric party bags for a start – beautiful butterflies, a unisex multi coloured spot and Aliens to name a few.  All these will be available on our website in the next couple of weeks (quicker if my family will stop being ill with winter bugs!).  I am still searching for the much requested knight theme fabric and something for all those mermaid parties little girls are asking for. Plus of course a replacement for the much loved ballet fairy fabric which is no longer available.  But watch this space - I will find them! And later in the year a much expanded Christmas range including Holly Christmas tree skirts (a popular bespoke make this year) and cream and gold reindeer table cloth as well as more Christmas gift bags.
We have already booked craft fairs at Ludlow, Much Wenlock, Maesbury and Shrewsbury for this year with much more to come. Can’t wait! If you are in Shropshire I hope to meet you at one of them.
Lootybag as always been about being eco friendly and we continue this into the new year by introducing natural latex balloons which are biodegradable and we continue to expand the choice of party bag fillers to make your goody bags unforgettable.
Do keep an eye on the website as we have some new products on the drawing board and remember that we will be holding competitions or giveaways on our facebook page . In fact we are currently giving away £20 worth of standard fabric party bags from the website. Please visit our facebook page for details.
We hope you enjoy what remains of the winter months and manage to get out and about and enjoy what our beautiful planet has to offer.
Hello to all my crafting friends at Handmade Monday - thank you so much for your support over the past few months, when I have had some difficult times. Follow the ling to read some inspiring blogs.