Ideal for the Preloved Armchair Classic
If you like a new twist on an old or preloved arm chair this is a beautiful idea. Make a bold design with old photos, classic memorabilia images or scans of your favourite tickets of flyers. Just the idea for the print and then you can have the material custom printed ready for the task of upholstering to your armchair. To refurbish an old chair, our high quality ‘Suede Vision’ is the perfect fabric for enhance softness.
The best thing is you will breathe new life into a dilapidated object! Has your granny got an old chair? Give it a new lease of life in your flat if she lets you. When she comes around to visit she will love what you have done with it. We estimate about 3 linear metres is required for a single armchair. You can flood this material with your random images to make a pattern that repeats and can be seen on the individual sections of the chair.
Up-cycling the Old Chair Into a Modern Masterpiece
This is the interesting thing. An old piece of unwanted unloved past it armchair being given pride of place in a new and exciting modern environment. Just because it has a modern print technique applied the new textile covering that now adorns the chair. Best thing is you get to design the textile to set it off perfectly.
You need to learn a few things up to get this right. A great textile printer that will do short runs of 2 – 3 metres, plus the right feeling textile preferably fire rated for added safety. The material needs to feel good and be tough enough for furniture coverings. There are not many printing companies who can do this, but Bags Of Love from Contrado in London is one of the places where you can do this successfully and in a day or two and affordable too. The design process involves uploading a selection of images and using the tools to payer repeat or design your own material for the look of this chair you want. Try your design right here….. and turn the preloved into reloved.
Filed in Uncategorized, November 20, 2013, 3:01 pm
Guess who recently placed an order with us???? Sorry, but we can’t hold in the excitement for long.
It was none other but the LFC a.k.a Liverpool Football Club. Yes!! We were flabbergasted ourselves for the first few minutes on hearing this. Gwen, our UK site customer service manager, spoke to Kimberley, from LFC TV, who asked us to print fabric designs for a brand-new episode of Kop Kids 4 where reporter, Finn, interviews the LFC Vice-captain, Daniel Agger (video below). Made from stiff translucent, the prints are the backdrop for the children’s programme set.
Not only were they happy with the prints but Kimberley was kind enough to sneak out some photos right before the episode shooting –
We also managed to get a quick feedback from Kimberley – “Many thanks, I’m sure I will be ordering some others very soon.”
You might get a glimpse of our design prints on the brand new episode of LFC TV’s Kop Kids 4 in the first 2 minutes -
To tell you the truth (not really boasting), our fabric printing really has been on a roll with the number of orders we have received over the months – starting from Superhero costume designs to Katie Price’s outfit for the launch of her new autobiography and this time it was Nina, our German customer service representative, to have received this call.
So here goes another addition to our collection of printed fabric designs – suppliers of LFC.
Who do you think should have their fabric designs printed from us next?
Filed in Uncategorized, November 6, 2013, 4:14 pm
Although it might be a tad late to make a costume for Halloween, one doesn’t need a reason to show off their talents. We all love superheroes from Superman to Spider-Man, Wonder Woman, Catwoman and the list is endless, if I were to name all. As childish as it may sound, we all want to disguise ourselves in our favourite superhero costume but are often hindered by the right costume size, the supplier, the type of fabric or the cost of the material. This is where BagsOfLove comes into play. We have built a user-friendly design interface where one simply needs to 1) choose the fabric, 2) upload their superhero design with measurements, 3) place your order and voilà! your design costume is already on its way. To give you an example, this is a recent order we received from a customer – a Spider-Man costume on Lycra fabric.
All you need to do is, cut it and sew it.
As much as we loved working on this design, we really want to spare you from the headache of going around looking for costumes. So whether you’re a designer with your own creative patterns, a mother looking to print her kids halloween costumes or someone in search of a prom night dress, your costume is really just a few clicks away. We offer a wide range of fabrics with no minimum order. Your design will be printed using the dye sublimation printing technique which triggers the print to be fused deep into the textile fabrics for a lasting effect. And if you are unsure on what fabric will suit your costume the best, you can always order a sample print.
So what superhero costume do you plan to design?
Filed in Uncategorized, October 29, 2013, 5:03 pm
Some things will never change, will they? Every morning at work I start with my morning routine: Good morning guys – making coffee – Good morning to another colleague – starting the computer – getting ready for the day. Oh no, wait, not quite there yet, another coffee won’t harm .
So one if the first things I do is checking all orders that came in over night – and that’s exactly when I came across Ann’s order. 2 easy reasons why this order got my full attention: Firstly, because I saw a card with a lovely montage made of baby photos and I liked the design instantly and secondly because Ann has added a long note to her order. Phew, even though I love reading that was a lot of text for me to read on an early morning.
Here’s what Ann wrote:
“I googled for ages looking for anyone to do A3 cards. There were a lot of people doing a big card but no one who would let you personalise. When I came up with the idea of doing this card I’d thought that the normal places like Moonpig or Funky Pigeon would do this kind of thing – was sorely disappointed they did not. Took a fair bit of searching to find this place though, but glad I did.”.
Luxury A3 card – 100% personalised, 100% handmade
Oh Ann, glad you did find us indeed! Since I loved the card and her feedback so much I decided to contact Ann directly to ask whether I can write about her card. And guess what, Ann agreed and loved her card to appear on the blog. The only thing promise I had to make was not to write about the card before the 20th October. Why not you might ask? Well, the card was a birthday surprise for a 1st birthday – and you never know, the parents might have come across the blog post and the surprise would have been ruined. But no worries, Ann, as promised I only write about it today.
Ann has designed the card for her grandchild’s first birthday. She made a lovely montage with the best photos from the first year for the cover, added a black and white baby photo and a lovely personal message for the inner pages of the card. I am sure little Eva will love the card in a few years time and will appreciate the memory of her first birthday celebrations very much.
And this is what Ann wrote in an email after the birthday party:
Sorry for a slow reply! They absolutely loved the card, everyone was awed by it and wanted to know where we got it. It was really a much greater standard of card compared to the normal slightly soulless custom cards from Moonpig or the like. My sister got engaged on the same day as her daughters birthday so I think another of these cards will be on the cards now!
Thanks again for such a wonderful card, it’s fantastic that someone is able to produce that sort of thing.
Do you know for which occasion you would design a luxury big card?
Birthdays, Anniversaries, Christmas, Christenings, Leaving Parties, Get well Greetings, Wedding Surprises, Valentine’s day…so many occasions that would deserve a massive A3 card full of photos and a private message!
Thanks again Ann for finding us and sharing your lovely card with us – Happy Birthday from all of us at Bags of Love and many happy returns, Eva!
Filed in Design of the Week,Uncategorized, October 24, 2013, 3:20 pm
It would be a shame to leave your best pals undressed for the fast-approaching ‘Halloween’, with kids getting all the attention. So, in case you haven’t given it a thought, we’ve listed out some insane costume examples for you. From your favourite pop singers and super heroes to soap opera stars, some of the costumes are definitely worth having a laugh. At first we have……
1. Better Known As Katy Paw-ry
2. “King of Pop” Michael Jackson Is Back (Quite a thriller!)
3. Meet Elvis Pugsley (He’s got my vote.)
4. Star Wars AT-AT Walker
5. Two Pirates Carrying A Treasure Chest
6. I’m One Dope Dog!! (Haha..This one cracked us up.)
7. iPug ( I’d never let him go.)
8. Princess Leia & Darth Vader ( Aww..They look so innocent)
9. The Cutest Superdog
10. Classy Crab - (You Wanna Talk About Style?)
11. Fluffy from Harry Potter (Ok..That Looks Scary!!)
12. Hulk (Damn..He’s Ripped.)
13. ‘Keep It Simple Y’all’ – The Ghost
14. I Am Batman (Ohh…And That’s Robin.)
15. It’s All About Pugception
16. Doctor Who?
17. Hi, I Am Gru.
18. Good Old Watson.
19. The Wizard of Paws
20. Another Elvis Presley Fan
Which one is your favourite? Do let us know in the comments in the below.
Filed in Uncategorized, October 18, 2013, 10:59 am
“What the daughter does, the mother did.”
We recently wrote a post on the 20 best Halloween costumes for kids and having received a positive response from our readers we learnt that mothers too deserve to reminisce the childhood with their daughters and once again experience the customary practice of ‘trick-or-treating’. So, here are the best of the best mother daughter Halloween costume ideas to help you get back:
1. The Pretty Fairies
2. Sexy Bettys (Flintstones)
3. Halloween Genies
4. Gorgeous Kate & Carole Middleton (not sure if that’s suitable for Halloween)
5. Wonder Woman & Her Wonder Girl
6. Rag Doll Inspired
7. The Pretty Little Witches
8. Pirate Mother, Parrot Daughter
9. Monkey’s Main Meal (‘Mom, can I eat you?’)
10. Toy Story 4
11. Star Wars – Endor Leia & Wicket the Ewok
12.Max and his boat from Where the Wild Things Are
13. Halloween Spider
14. Cinderella & Her Fairy Godmother
15. Yummy..Spaghetti & Meatballs
16. The Witches
17. Caroline & the Other Mother
18. Peter Pan & Tinkerbell
19. Brave Merida & Mother Bear & Brother Bears
Filed in Uncategorized, October 15, 2013, 4:24 pm
Mothers, don’t panic!! We’ve got you covered.
With only 21 days to Halloween, we’ll hate to leave you hanging last minute searching for what to disguise your cutie pies as. So, here’s a few of the best costumes we found after scouring the entire World Wide Web . This Admirable, Scary, Royal Halloween costume list should surely get you started if not help you decide. For anything else, you can always use your imagination and share it with us. (Pssst…We won’t tell anyone!!)
1. Sherlock Holmes and his partner, Watson
2. Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall, but his parents would never let him fall! Awww…..
3. The Beatles.
4. Your Royal Highness
5. Prince William & Kate Middleton
6. And, of course, The Royal Guards
7. Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings
8. Gru & Minion
9. Baby Carl Fredricksen (Up Inspired)
10. Adorable Edward Scissorhands.
12. Vampire Diva
13. The Flinstones (A bit too cold for this, let’s skip it!)
14. Audrey Hepburn Breakfast At Tiffany’s (The guys better Suit Up!)
15. Don Draper
16. Little MJ
17. I Am Sexy & I Know It - LMFAO
18. Mickey & Minnie
19. Toddler Lion (So…cute)
20. Aye, Aye, Captain!
Unfortunately, we at BagsOfLove don’t currently do Halloween costumes but we do want you to preserve your special moments. So do make sure to dress up the kids because not only you’ll be adding photos to your album of memories but the day will come when you won’t get to dress them, make the most of what you can.
Are we missing any? Do let us know in the comments below, we might just add them.
Filed in Uncategorized, October 10, 2013, 12:12 pm
“Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution of a vegetarian diet.” – Albert Einstein
October 1st is World Vegetarian Day.
It’s real hard for some people to even think of becoming a vegetarian but if one is to look at the health benefits, they outnumber non-vegetarian by a ratio of 3:1. In fact, figures show nearly 5% of British people are vegetarian, but studies have shown that this figure could rise to 10% by 2015. Moreover, the recent horse meat scandal has put off many people from buying burgers and processed meat at supermarkets.
Anyhow, there is no real harm in considering the benefits to vegetarianism – let’s take a look at them
- Less carbon emissions – How? Raising cattle for beef and milk releases more greenhouse gases into the air than all of the cars currently on the road.
- Lowers blood pressure & cholesterol as fat meats are high in saturated fats.
- Lower risk of cancer - In one study of more than 35,000 women published in the British Journal of Cancer, those who ate the most red and processed meat were found to have the highest risk of breast cancer.
- Helps you stay fit & sexy- A large-scale 2010 study from Imperial College London found that those who ate about 250 grams a day (the size of one half-pound steak) of red meat, poultry, or processed meat gained more weight over five years than those who ate less meat, even if they consumed the same amount of calories overall.
And if you think vegetarian food does not look delicious, here is a list of 5 delish mouthwatering vegetarian recipes from Rachel Sylvester.
And if that doesn’t convince you, here are some of the Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrities - Anne Hathaway , Russell Brand, Chris Martin ( World’s Sexiest Vegetarian in 2005), Leona Lewis & Brad Pitt. There’s also Mark Ronson, who recently turned vegetarian after Paul McCartney sessions .
Well now that you know the secret to living healthy and beautiful, how about doing your little by going a day without meat?? Or at the very least gifting a personalised apron to your vegetarian friend? Let us know what you’ve decided in the comments below.
Filed in Uncategorized, October 1, 2013, 1:58 pm
If you took the plunge and left UK for a new life or just for work you will already have considered the big question of how to keep in touch with loved ones friends and acquaintances back home. It’s not easy to say Goodbye and it’s rarely forever, but how do you keep the communications going regularly without fading into distant memories.
The advice we get from our Expat Customers is always the same; Never allow big gaps open up! If too much time passes between contacts then it gets easier to forget, ignore and simply wonderful relationships fade away. But we don’t like that here at Bags of Love.
Working abroad has its benefits, but one of the downsides is that often you are away from those you love at important times – like special occasions – graduations, weddings, parents celebrate retirement, a new baby, or someone close needs cheering up. Even our simple custom gift cards at these times, are like a big hug from far around the globe. And we are fast – make that a fast big hug!
Bags of Love has lots of experience in making presents and cards to make a real connection to folks back home. We always provide a successful and fast gift service making and sharing memories over huge distances. Our gorgeous photo gifts are perfect ways to show what you are up to or what the highlights of your new life are – or what the new children look like! We always go the extra mile making memorable picture gifts delivered to your family back in UK.
Particularly popular gifts are our montage products so you can make collage of assorted images from your new world, These can be designed on blankets, wall art canvas or cushions. And the best thing is you can design it thousands of miles away and have it delivered in UK 1 to 2 days later – how amazing is that for custom products of exceptional quality – all made one by one in London?
Other examples are travelers and those away on gap years who send back amazing picture selections as canvas gifts or posters or greeting cards though our UK based services. Remember we make them all here in UK – but the buyer can be halfway around the world but still benefit from our local making and delivery service.
And at Christmas time when this is often the most painful time to be absent or away from loved ones you can really make an amazing connection with photo ideas that warm the hearts of all your folks. Since we make all our products here at our amazing customisation facility you can order and have them made even days before – making Xmas a doddle for Expats!
There are some people you just shouldn’t buy for! They are difficult to buy for ! So if you know the appreciate your effort and the love, then best thing to do is let them choose! They know exactly what they like… and what they do not and our gift vouchers posted or emailed are ideal connections to the folks back home. Provide them some retail therapy in the form of a voucher – and they can make their own products by designing them in our system and having us make them for them. The best bit is you can choose the value and allow them to create it themselves too.
So give the gift of love with Bags of Love however far away you may be and keep in contact with your loved ones by making them something special. You can design today in Australia and have it delivered in UK in 2 days!
Filed in Uncategorized, September 30, 2013, 2:34 pm
“Why is an alarm clock going “off” when it actually turns on?”
So, Today is dedicated to ‘Ask A Stupid Question Day’. Now you probably think this is one of the weirdest holidays to celebrate but before you make any assumptions, there is a genuine cause to commemorating this day.
Well, it all goes back to the 80′s where teachers in order to boost confidence level among kids encouraged them to ask questions to overcome the phobia of withholding questions they believed would make them sound stupid. In fact, NASA recently found a cure to this common phobia with the help of a rubber chicken, ‘Camilia’. It seems children and teachers are often intimidated to talk to astronauts face to face and the cure was to form a rubber chicken who is scared of no one.
To know more about Camilia, you can watch her video here – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fffZjn2cWZA
Enough with all the Wikipedia stuff, it’s time to have a good laugh at some stupid questions. Ready??
Here we go…….
It would be unfair to give all the credit to questions, so here you go with some stupid answers. Personally, I like the answers more.
So today is the opportunity to ask anybody anything no matter how stupid it may seem. And let’s be honest we’ve all had some stupid questions we’ve have been hesitant to ask so why not make the most of the day. If not, you can always do some brain teasing.
Which one is your favorite? Know of any stupid questions?? Share it with us.
Source - http://www.smosh.com/smosh-pit/photos/20-seriously-dumb-yahoo-answers-questions
Filed in Uncategorized, September 27, 2013, 11:28 am