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…
- Joined March 12, 2012