Amy's Profile

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Hi there!

I'm so thrilled to have joined the Etsy community - it's great to be doing crafty things again after many years taken up with study and renovations and work. I fell into handbag design after seeing a pattern in a quilt shop and thinking - hey, that's easy! I could do that! Turns out that handbags were just the thing I needed to inspire my creativity, and I'm now officially obsessed :D And the handbags really are the backbone of my shop - everything else I make came about because I wanted cool things to do with the scraps!

Some of my fabric comes from traditional fabric stores (especially the quilting cotton). It's great fun taking a bunch of fabrics into a shop and trawling around, searching for other fabrics to match. I have the best fun scavenging for the drape fabric that I use, though. I source most of it from a fantastic…

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  • Female
  • Joined March 12, 2012

Favorite materials

Chunky weaves, brocade, silk, satin, high quality cotton, cute and unique prints, colour

Shop

CobbettAndPaws
Handmade luxury baby cloths, bibs,...

About

Hi there!

I'm so thrilled to have joined the Etsy community - it's great to be doing crafty things again after many years taken up with study and renovations and work. I fell into handbag design after seeing a pattern in a quilt shop and thinking - hey, that's easy! I could do that! Turns out that handbags were just the thing I needed to inspire my creativity, and I'm now officially obsessed :D And the handbags really are the backbone of my shop - everything else I make came about because I wanted cool things to do with the scraps!

Some of my fabric comes from traditional fabric stores (especially the quilting cotton). It's great fun taking a bunch of fabrics into a shop and trawling around, searching for other fabrics to match. I have the best fun scavenging for the drape fabric that I use, though. I source most of it from a fantastic little shop that makes custom blinds and curtains, then sells off the remnants. It's always such an adventure because I never know what fabric I'll find on any given day, or how much of it there'll be - this gives my creativity a huge kickstart and ensures that my products really are one-of-a-kind :)

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