March 2009

Nicole's DIY Dog Print Bag

"I just wanted to thank you for posting the instructions! It took me 8.5 weeks, but I did it!

I made a few mistakes, but overall I am happy with my outcome.

My straps are 20 inches shorter than you suggest, but I like them."

Nicole has chosen a really interesting dog print for the lining of her bag, and a nice soft blue for the outer fabric.

Charity Auctions, with the support of Mama Natura

Onbag and Mama Natura have come together to raise money for 2 wonderful Charities: Bliss and Sands.

We are Auctioning a baby Onbag set and an Onbag set on ebay.

Please help us raise money for charity and win yourself a one of a kind Onbag set at the same time. Florence wraps are now discontinued so these really are special items!!!

To bid on the Onbag Baby set click here
To bid on the Onbag Classic set click here

Catherine's ground-breaking wrap conversion

Catherine of the fab webdesign company 'IndigoBird' has created her own wrap conversion from a florence hopp, with a lovely turquoise lining - taffeta I think.

She gives details of how she went about it here on her own blog.

She says:

Jesca's Applique Onbag

Jesca has been kind enough to send me these beautiful action shots of her DIY Onbag Classic.

She used a wool blend material for the outer bag, with a black acrylic lining. She says that the bag is 'a relatively heavy, but sturdy bag, good for daily use.'

Jesca added some lovely appliqué - four large and striking butterflies - one on the front, one on the back, and one on each strap.

Action Shots

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Kerstin's Appliqué DIY Onbag Classic

Kerstin has made a beautiful Onbag Classic with a really striking fabric for the lining and for a contrasting front panel. She has added a lovely appliquéd design on the front, and I think at the end of the straps. 

If I'm seeing it right then I think she's done elasticated tops to her side pockets - which is very handy for drinks, and also an outside mobile phone pocket.