Saturday, 3 September 2011

Dream Design Achieve

Dream, Design, Achieve - what a fantastic motto to live by, I am wearing this round my neck too. Above is my lastest bag design, some of you may already know I did try to become a little more conservative with my designs.. But I woke up this week and realised this is not me, and not what I want to do. I want to be bright, loud and noticed, and hopefully others out there do too and therefore will enjoy the bright and loud.
It occured to me (again whilst dreaming) this is how I started, and impatience told me it didnt work, but looking back it did. My very first custom order on Folksy was from a lovely lady called Liz Dyson, you can find her supplies shop here:

Liz requested a loud bag, so we set to work and achieved this one - turned out to be not quite what she wanted.. which was great as we got to try again..

As you will see this bag sold too, to the lovely Wenona from "Nithria Craft" you can find her shop here:

The next creation was just right, and loud enough for Liz, I have no idea why I dropped the 'Loud Liz' title, again perhaps inpatience on my part as this one has had a lot of interest on Flickr and proved popular, so why did I not stick to these and what I enjoyed the most? Here is Liz's Loud Bag

I wonder if Liz realises how much inspiration she was? I did create a few other rather loud bags and thinking about it now they all sold too. Starting on Monday there will be more bright loud bags, and why not? Also this wonderful motto "Dream Design Achieve" will be available at my other shop 'Special by SimJaTa' as brooches, keyrings and bagcharms as I think we all need to share this.

If you are out there designing and dreaming and swapping and changing STOP - enjoy what you do. A wise man once told me about photography to enjoy it, this reflects though in the pictures - therefore same must apply with our designs. Remember to enjoy what you do and create from the heart.


Hope you enjoyed the surman.

~Bags of Swank by SimJaTa~


  1. Great blog post Lynda! Whilst it is good to try new designs and methods I totally agree that it has to come from the heart.

    Glad you are making more bright and loud bags because that is you!


  2. Lynda, I still use my Loud Liz bag every day and everywhere I go people comment and I proudly tell them that it was made specially for me and is called the Loud Liz Bag. I adored it when you made it for me 12 months ago and I adore it just as much today. Thank-you so much for bringing a smile to my face and for mentioning the shop. I wish you the very best of luck with your new Loud designs.

  3. Thanks Mick I think LOL.

    Liz, thank you so much for taking the time to post and for such a lovely review, but mostly pleased it made you smile - see, bet you didnt know what an inspiration you are.
    take care
    Lynda x

  4. Ooh Lynda I do love your bags- your latest one is gorgeous and I remember admiring the "Loud Liz" when it appeared.

    I agree with you do what you enjoy! Have lots of fun with the loud range- can't wait to see what you come up with!

    I still use my seal bag (not quite in the loud theme) but know how gorgeous and well made they are!


  5. Thank you Hannah, glad you are still enjoying your seal bag.

    Lynda x