A few weeks ago I was contacted by the lovely Connie on behalf of Clippy asking me if I'd like to customise a bag. The message itself was so personal and really heartfelt, it made me smile just reading it and obviously I jumped at the chance to take part and do a little DIY collaboration! I love the backstory of the company too - set up by Calypso Rose after she'd made her own bag and been asked where it was from so she decided to sell them on a stall on Portobello Road. Such a lovely little tale and I'm really happy to be a (tiny) part of it!
I opted for the biggest bag since firstly I am a junk-carrying fiend and secondly I had too many ideas about what to put on the bag. I've seen a few people use one large image and cut it into smaller sections which is a great idea, but I've gone for a bit of a mixed bag (excuse the pun)! Literally all the things I love. A bit of Disney here, some bands there, illustrations I adore (Krisatomic's Miu Miu ladies, an Audrey Kawasaki painting and a Rik Lee piece), Harry Potter stuff, my favourite superhero, a few other random bits (Flickr sources 1, 2, 3) and of course Beigel! Also took one picture out in the end and filled the pocket with some clothes labels and train tickets.
What do you think of these kinds of bags? Personally I think they're cute and they take me back to my childhood (bags with pressed plastic flowers in the pockets and blow up chairs anyone?). I'm really interested to hear any other ideas for customising too, I love the way you can easily change the whole look of the bag if you get bored! Also adore the little bow and badge that came with it!
Clippy are running a competition on their Facebook page at the moment, and if I get the most votes on my bag (although all the entries are really good!), all my readers will get 30% off Clippy bags/accessories! And you also get a chance to win your own bag by simply liking the fan page in the first place! The competition ends on Monday at 5pm, so get clicking and good luck!