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Monday, August 29, 2011

custom clippy bag



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!

30 comment(s):

  1. LOVE it. I desperately want one - I think a custom bag is a SWEET idea.

    Rosie x

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  2. I love these! I already wanted one after seeing Michelle's but you made me want one so badly!

    http://elle-yeah.blogspot.com

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  3. I love this, I like the way it's everything you love!

    I want one now!!!!

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  4. I love these! I love how yours has so many different types of pictures in it, it really shows your personality! :)

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  5. Haha I looove that there´s actually a picture of Nutella and an Oreo:) exactly my kinda thing! x

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  6. i love it! your one looks so cute!
    must have one!
    Krissy xoxo ♥

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  7. i love these! i think their really cute and unique and is a also a great way to fashionably show off your personalitly.. do you happen to know how much these are and if there is a website for them? please let me know! :) xxx

    http://daiintysmiile.blogspot.com/

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  8. Love those clippy bags


    www.converseandchords.blogspot.com

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  9. This is such s cute bag, I love the idea of being able to customise it!

    http://thecosmeticcrave.blogspot.com/
    xxx

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  10. Oh this is adorable! I want one now </3 ahah xxxx

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  11. Ahhh blow up chairs! I hope these bags smell as fantastically plastic as the chairs did! xx

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  12. I love it, your bag looks amazing :D xo

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  13. Such a amazing idea! I'm going to get one for my friends birthday now:D !! xx

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  14. Love custom bags as long as they've got the right pictures in ie pictures like yours!

    Pip x

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  15. Im not big on the idea. Its a really outdated concept and Id hate to have a partially clear bag so people could see if I'm carrying any valuable items.
    Its nice to have the pictures but id rather they were in frames!

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  16. I just love these bags, and the way you've customised it is beautiful :)! xxx

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  17. such a cute concept! that's the perfect size too :)

    exxxotic.blogspot.com

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  18. that's such a great idea for a bag! now i'm just thinking about what i would put in the pockets of mine if i had one!

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  19. I want oneeeeee!

    Carly x
    www.xoxocolorvibe.blogspot.com

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  20. I've always wanted one of these they're so cute! xxx

    http://abby-lee.blogspot.com/

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  21. I love this bag! This idea is real cute!

    candize-b.blogspot.com

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  22. Absolutely LOVE the concept would totally want to try this out! :) Such a clever idea! X

    www.mademoiselle-lala.com

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  23. This is such a great idea, also love your little Aperture Science logo, gotta love portal!

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  24. I love Clippykit products and I love how you've customised the bag!
    xx

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  25. Eeep - I absolutely adore you for using an Alkaline Trio picture!! <3 xoxox

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  26. After reading yours and Michelle's post on these Clippy Bags i've decided i NEED one. Yours is gorgeous, love the photos you've used xx

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  27. Love it, really want one of these.

    Sadie xx

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