Wednesday, 16 October 2013

October 2013 Halloween and into Christmas

I wrote an article for Mums Business Directory about Lootybag recently and it was so well received I have decided to put it on the Lootybag blog page. 

What a year so far!

Where did the year go! Suddenly the temperatures are dropping, heating is on, more rain and leaves turning colour are a sure sign that Autumn is upon us. I say great, nothing like that clearing of the cobwebs experience when you stride out on a walk.
On reflection it has been a busy year and Lootybag continues to grow in number and type of party bag fillers, luxury party bags and swim bags now in stock and indeed more importantly our customer base has extended beyond our wildest dreams. In particular we launched our personalised swim bags and PE bags and personalised luxury party bags for kids range in March. And they have been hugely successful particularly the personalised PE and swimming bags in the run up to the new school year. They are so much less likely to get lost with their name on it.
Halloween is coming....Halloween trick or treat is around the corner and in preparation for this I have been busy putting together our boo – tiful Halloween ideas like Halloween luxury party bags and skull bunting, complimenting them with Halloween gifts and goodies. Why not have a look at some of the gifts we have put together for Halloween
That warm Christmas feeling seems to be coming on early this year. New handmade Christmas Santa Sacks, which can be made extra special by having your child’s name embroidered on them and Christmas gift bags, advent calendar gifts and toys and gifts to fill your Christmas stockings.
We have an ever growing range of luxury filled party bags and have just introduced a  Zoo animal  luxury filled party bag. This delightful luxury filled party bag is ready to go, it is pre filled for you and you save 10% on the price compared to buying the items individually.
As well as Earth Spirit stocking our luxury party bags and swim bags in their shop in The Parade Shopping centre Shrewsbury, Caroline who manages the Abbey Foregate Post Office now also stocks them along with other local and specialist shops who specialise in handmade goods.
For those local to Shropshire we will once again have a stall at Much Wenlock Christmas Fayre (come see us in the big tent on the Church Green as usual) and at Concorde College’s fantastic Christmas market.
I'm writing this while I sip my cup tea in my kitchen 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.

Before I go…….don’t forget there is still a 10% discount offer available!
Enter yell12 for your 10% discount on all products at  or call us on 01743 240714. Offer is available until 01 November 2013….plus there is FREE UK delivery for orders over £50

Add a touch of luxury to your child’s party with handmade fabric luxury party bags, luxury filled party bags and quality party bag fillers for children. Visit today! Go on you know you want too!

Friday, 10 May 2013

Behind the scenes at Lootybag

Every day is a delight to be working with my husband Terry, he is a ball of energy and because he does the majority of administrative jobs (and make the tea) it allows me to get on with what I really love doing, the creative design and making of the luxury party bags, backpacks or swim bags and bunting. Every fabric party bag, swim bag or bunting I make and sell is hand made in the UK.
I am an ecologist at heart (by conviction and it was my degree a very long time ago now) so everything I do is to make an Eco party easy – no plastic land fill, just lots of quality ready made eco party bags – reusable fabric party bags that will find 100 uses or eco-friendly, compostable luxury paper party bags.
My workplace is my home and in particular my kitchen. You can see from the photos that I work on my kitchen table which doubles up as a work bench. 
Ready for a days work
Ready for a days work
My favourite job - making fabric party bags

My favourite job - making fabric party bags   

The end of a day

The end of a day

Packed with care
Packed with care
Your parcels are packed with great care (in eco-friendly packaging of course).  If you select fabric party bags or filled party bags they will be carefully pressed before dispatch (by the delightful Terry who has 32 years army experience so is a mean iron-er) and all our parcels are packaged so they arrive in perfect condition for you to open the box and give them straight to your guests.
Spring has been a delight since it has warmed up and inspired me to find some new fabrics for older girls. New to the fabric party range are a rose luxury party bag, flip flop luxury party bag, tropical fish fabric party bag and a girly luxury bag party bag covered in handbags and hats.
Our luxury filled party bag range has expanded too, the cute owl luxury party bag is now home to an even cuter owl party bag fillers. There are 2 new princess luxury filled party bags, new dinosaur filled party bags and coming soon will be a girly luxury filled bag (with crystal tattoos, sequin key rings and more).
Personalised bunting is new too and is flying out of the doors.  It can be made in a variety of exciting fabrics with the letters of your child’s name hand sewn on.
Ready for shipping
Ready for shipping
Completely new and unique are the cute and quite adorable 'Thank you for coming to my party' gift tags to thank your guests for sharing your celebrations. The gift tags are bigger than the average business card size on high quality gloss card, professionally printed and designed by Carla Boulton graphic designer and artist. Designs include a butterfly, bird, cupcake or dinosaur gift tag.
There is plenty of space to write a name so they can be used on the table as place settings, simply popped into your party bags as an extra gift or attach them with the pink or blue ribbon to your party bags or gift boxes to add that extra special touch. Each gift tag has a cute motif on the front and space for you to write your guests name and on the back is the writing 'Thank you for coming to my party' with space for the host to sign each card if preferred. And even better.....after the party is over the tag can be reused as a bookmark.
The summer opens up a whole new set of themes for parties so look out for new butterfly party bags and adventure party bags to match those outdoor activity parties.
And straight off the press: I am also really excited about a new range of personalised swim bags and fabric party bags that I am developing. Watch this space! visit for more information.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Lootybag - our story

Lootybag is two years old on the 5th April what another year it has been. Thank you so much for your support, custom and inspiration during this time.
This family business in Shropshire UK was born from the desire to provide eco friendly party supplies for my own child’s birthday party and from then on such was the demand for handmade fabric luxury party bags I began making and selling them to friends, family and now customers all over the world through our online shop
We design, make and source products that offer a real alternative to plastic, but that do not cost the earth (either monetarily or environmentally!) You will find beautiful items that are durable and either reusable, recycled or recyclable, with no resulting toxic landfill. For example our sustainably forested beech wood wooden cutlery offers the convenience of disposable party ware but can be composted and biodegrades in about the same time it takes an oak leaf.
Shopping for luxury party bags and party bag fillers is a time consuming affair and can be stressful. But this can avoided by letting us do it for you with the confidence of a convenient, flexible and personal service.
Blue pirate fabric party bagEvery parent is a superhero, but we all have our moments when the to-do list gets so long that some things only get to the top in the nick of time. Same day dispatch and guaranteed next day delivery are services we offer to ensure your excellent quality fabric party bags and eco party fillers arrive on time and ready to hand out to your guests to thank them for celebrating your special occasion. We place great emphasis on outstanding customer service by being honest, open, friendly and efficient.
blue flower luxury party bag - close upAs a result of customer feedback, bespoke requests and discussion we have added to our range of luxury fabric party bags including new colourful pirate party bags with handles for our younger customers and a sophisticated, understated pale blue flower luxury party bag for all those “no-pink” girls.
Once again, thank you for your support and inspiration and we look forward to being here for you in the coming years.