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  1. Can’t quite believe I’m writing this already…. The end of another year. So much has happened!

    Best Bits of 2018

    Office space

    Last year we moved into our dream home, so the best part of this year has been spent creating a beautiful workspace for the PlayBag to thrive in. I am so happy with my new workspace which has been creatively and lovingly designed to give me plenty space for fabric, as well as part-made and ready-made stock. It is also wonderfully light and with fantastic views! Perfect for some inspirational sewing time!

    PlayBag Birthday

    In March we celebrated our third year as a company! Every year we have made it our tradition to recreate our logo in a different creative way just for fun! This year we decided to use string art and we had a lot of fun creating it with another exciting idea coming along for our next birthday! 

    Advertising

    We spent a lot of time recreating our literature this year, including new leaflets and care cards. We hope you love our colourful designs just as much as we do and we are always thinking of ways to improve, so do let us know if there is anything you’d like to see!

    Fabrics and designs

    We have our trusted suppliers who provide us with fabrics that have the correct certification for our CE mark and are always on the look out for new and interesting colours for our outer fabrics. We will be giving a big shout out to our suppliers in a later blog, as without them we wouldn’t be here!

    Mums Unlimited: Networking and Business Support Group.

    In April I took over the running of the Northampton Branch of Mums Unlimited. I have been attending the group since it started off over two years ago and loved the supportive and friendly atmosphere of the group, so when the opportunity came to take it on – I jumped at the chance! I love the group and adore seeing the supportive relationships developing and seeing everyone’s businesses progressing. I can’t wait to see where this next year takes us. For more information or to get involved with Mums UnLtd – check out their website at: https://www.mumsunltd.co.uk/

    Shows and exhibitions

    We love getting out to shows, and this year we have been all over the midlands at events. We believe that because the PlayBag is such a tactile and unique product, it really helps when people are able to see and touch our product, as well as the fact that we love to meet so many different people! We have many more events planned for 2019 – so keep an eye out on our events page and on Facebook to find out where we will be and come along and say hi!! http://theplaybagcompany.co.uk/events.html

    Personal

    I am totally honoured to have been able to watch my fabulous daughter and her teammates compete all over the UK as well as Dublin and Florida this year in baton twirling competitions and international events

    I also had a fabulous birthday weekend away late march to a gorgeous country manor hotel in County Durham. Lovely walks in the Lakes and waterfalls. Returned feeling rejuvenated!

    It is so important to me to be able to balance my family and work life, and schedule in time off, as at the end of the day, my family is so important to me and being able to be there for them makes it all worthwhile.

     

    We have so much planned for 2019 and can’t wait to share it with you, but that is for another blog!

    Have a fantastic New Year and see you in 2019!

    Debbie x

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  2. Top 12 toys

    When I created the PlayBag, I wanted it to be as versatile as possible, whereby the only limit was the child’s imagination. Back in 2016 I wrote a blog about the Top Ten Toys to use with a PlayBag, so decided it was time to give it a bit of a fresh look (with a few extras added in!)

    We have found that almost any toys can be used as children’s imaginations have no limits. To our adult eyes we may think that as a soft toy is too big to fit in the small cave, it won’t work with the PlayBag, however reality does not have to be an issue with the PlayBag teamed with an imaginative child!

    Anyway…. Here are our current list of Top Twelve toys that we enjoy using with our PlayBags. Although this list is in no way exhaustive, it gives you a good idea where to start if you are wondering what to use!