Friday, August 13, 2010

Bagsy




My children are obsessed with "Bagsy" of late. They Bagsy everything and it seems that, as with all things sacred, the rules of Bagsy are changing.
It used to be a straightforward call, she (or he) who Bagsied had made the call, the seat/sweet, book, team... whatever, was firmly owned by the Bagsier.



Now it seems one can be out-bagsied, they shout long complicated variants over each other, vying for the prime spot.



The same thing would appear to have happened to "Rock, Paper, Scissors", deciding factor in so many family disputes. These new versions involve exploding meteors and whatnot, there is no definitive win, they keep going and going and then collapse into giggles.




It is no good thing I tell you. There must be a definitive win. When I call Bagsy, it should be the final word. I tell you, the world is off to hell in a handbasket!



My summer bag, a piece of Cath Kidston fabric from the remnant bin, lined in pink and cream ticking. And pockets, of course. A bag needs pockets.

I based the design on my favourite old linen bag, made from the Lotta Jansdotter pattern in Lotta Jansdotter's Simple Sewing I changed a few things and it works well as a summer bag, roomy enough for all the extra stuff I seem to need on our day to day outings.

From the Urban Dictionary:

to claim somthing for yourself, or the other way round. There is no higher authority than a bagsy, once someone has bagseyd something it can't be taken away similar to yoink.
Bagsy mine.

Bagsy not in goal!

21 Comments:

Blogger Gigibird said...

I love how the pink of the lining winks..goes perfectly with the blue.

Friday, August 13, 2010 8:51:00 pm  
Anonymous lucy said...

I am having a giggle, just reading this post. The bag is lovely and the lining contrast well the outer fabric.
I just finished my new linen "bagsy" as well, you should check it out!

Saturday, August 14, 2010 12:08:00 am  
Blogger TheMadHouse said...

Oh I am having a need, want, must have moment!

Saturday, August 14, 2010 10:51:00 am  
Blogger Shelley in SC said...

I've been out of blog world for awhile but popped in and loved your post. We don't have "bagsy" in the US, but when I was a child I lived a year in Portishead and during that year we did "bagsy" lots of things . . . the front seat of the car, the last candy, etc. I haven't thought of "bagsy" for years. Thanks for giving me a big smile and a sweet memory : )!!

Saturday, August 14, 2010 12:06:00 pm  
Blogger 峻胡邦慧v帆 said...

跟您打聲招呼,願我們大家都更好!!..................................................................

Saturday, August 14, 2010 7:46:00 pm  
Blogger Kai said...

I found out about the 'Bagsy' changes when I went home for my sisters wedding in June. All of us are now in our 20's/30's and we're stood outside, waiting to pile into my brother's car and we're all shouting bagsy about who gets to ride in the front... it was quite a a scene! Eventually, (due to hilarious laughter and not being able to shout anymore) I won. I'm the eldest. I had the final say! :D

Love the bag. Love the lining. I wish my sewing was that creative!

Sunday, August 15, 2010 11:36:00 am  
Blogger nicole said...

I had never heard of "bagsy". Here we call it "Dibs". But I would love to bagsy that bag. It is lovely!

Sunday, August 15, 2010 5:51:00 pm  
Blogger dottycookie said...

Very pretty bag!

Our favourite version of rock, paper, scissors is apple, worm, Isaac Newton. But then we are a family of out and out geeks.

Sunday, August 15, 2010 7:41:00 pm  
Blogger Gina said...

In my family they "shotgun" rather than "bagsy". Your bag is rather lovely!

Monday, August 16, 2010 8:01:00 am  
Blogger Jane said...

Cute bag! Love the fabric choices! You can never have too many bags!

Monday, August 16, 2010 2:59:00 pm  
Blogger 翊翊翊翊張瑜翊翊翊 said...

很棒的分享~~~來留個言囉~~~~............................................................

Tuesday, August 17, 2010 12:17:00 am  
Blogger Thimbleanna said...

I've never heard of this bagsy game of which you speak, but if it involves that fantastic bag (haha)then I'm IN! I LOVE that bag. Love Love it! Your pairing of those two fabrics is fantastic!!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010 9:45:00 pm  
Blogger 偉冠儒冠儒倫 said...

肯定與支持你!!!加油囉~..................................................

Thursday, August 19, 2010 5:15:00 am  
Blogger silverpebble said...

Ah, bagsy. Those were the days. The 1970s, suburban Liverpool, bagsy me the corner of the pie and the top of the custard.

Your I have wantsy about your bagsy.

Saturday, August 21, 2010 11:35:00 am  
Blogger Jo's Corner said...

We have something similar in the states; it is called “dibs.” Woe to those who ignored someone after they “called dibs” on an object or place. Thank you for the flashback in time to my childhood.

Saturday, August 21, 2010 2:59:00 pm  
Blogger raining sheep said...

Beautiful, gorgeous bag. I love that scrumptious blue color...it's my favorite color in the world and with the white flower pattern - wow! You are such a talented seamstress.

Saturday, August 21, 2010 3:28:00 pm  
Blogger 建枫 said...

我來湊熱鬧的~~^^ 要平安快樂哦..................................................

Saturday, August 21, 2010 5:36:00 pm  
Blogger 千TatianaCallan惠 said...

生命所經歷的折磨愈多,其所產生的奮鬥力愈大。................. ................................................

Saturday, August 21, 2010 5:39:00 pm  
Blogger 千TatianaCallan惠 said...

加油!期待更新哦!.................................................................

Monday, August 23, 2010 9:58:00 pm  
Blogger Bee said...

That is a wonderful bag. Visiting your blog always makes me wish that I could sew!

My children only call bagsy on two things these days: the front seat in the car and the remote. The oldest child usually wins the battles, though.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010 5:52:00 am  
Anonymous kim said...

Love your bag! It's so great with all those pockets. I had never heard the term "Bagsy" before. I so enjoy hearing new slang.

Sunday, September 05, 2010 2:42:00 pm  

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