All Women Love Handbags

It is true, is it not? I’d like to profit from this fact!

These first posts are by way of an introduction. I’m trying to touch on all of the things promised in my header.

Life in a Foreign Land – Check



Poetry – Check

So now ‘Art & Crafts’.

Art and Design subjects were amongst my favorites at school. I then went on to study general Art & Design at college, but never actually put those skills to use in the real world. When I had my big upheaval and moved here I decided that I’d like to finally do something creative.

I knew I wanted to do something fabric based, then one day I happened to fall across this blog, U-Handblog by Lisa Lam of U-Handbag, and I fell in love. I adored her bag designs and tutorials and I decided that making bags and accessories was I wanted to do. I’ve enjoyed most of the crafts that I’ve toyed with over the years, but this is one that I think I can keep doing without getting bored (my attention span is pathetically short).

I’ve found some haberdashery shops here and now that I’m getting braver with my phrase book I’m ready to go and buy some bits. I brought a suitcase full of assorted fabrics over here when I brought my sewing machine, but I don’t have any thread. No thread at all! Any seamstress will know that thread is quite an important ingredient when sewing.

So for now I’d like to show you my test pieces. My family and friends will recognise these photos, these are bags that I made when I was back in the UK (between visas) for a few months.

What do you all think of the slideshow? Is it nice or does it look too fussy?


Posted on May 9, 2011, in Art & Crafts and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. midaevalmaiden

    Those are totaly amazing. I love the ones with the butterfly embelishments. Maybe you can do a DIY post featuring one of them. You need to be in Etsy, girl!

    • Thank you. I’d love to earn a bit of money doing something fun and creative. I’ve had several offers here from people interested in selling them…I just have to get myself in gear and start actually doing this.
      And doing some kind of tutorial is a nice idea. I’ll have a think on it.

  2. Great post thanks for sharing. You have an excellent layout here. I enjoy making crafts with some of my closest friends. Friends and family alike can enjoy doing crafts together.

  3. Firstly, I love the slideshow and was going to ask you hw did you get that very fancy slideshow! It is very “apple” rather than “wordpress”.

    Love the bags. Not something I would use for the office, of course, but for weekends and summer I think they are lovely. Like midaevalmaiden I like butterflies, so they were a winner with me too!

    • Thank you. They are definitely all casual bags so far. I have some ideas for evening bags that I’d like to try too. Using fabrics that are a little bit silky or sparkly.

      I’m glad you like the slideshow. I played with the WP one for a while but I liked this one more. The WP one looked too bulky to me.

  4. I love these creative one of a kind bags. They are wonderful. 🙂

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