Announcement A book that speaks volumes about who you are, without saying a word.
A book that speaks volumes about who you are, without saying a word.
Sigrid Hwang on Dec 9, 2013
Never doubt Dita. This was my first order and my first custom order as well, and she made the perfect clutch I had dreamt. She was so nice and kind enough to take care of every request I have asked (I specified the base fabric material, color and others as much as I can). This was absolutely not a downside for me, but when I received the item, I found out the edge design has changed a bit, but it really didn't matter, and it still looked pretty anyway so I really don't care (I just assume Dita has compromised the design). Can't wait to order my second clutch very soon!
Thank you for visiting my shop!
I started my shop 5 years ago, after being inspired by the other creative people on Etsy. I have always loved sewing, and I loved the idea of creating my own shop to showcase what I was making. I really enjoy making things that look like something else, the mix of the real and unreal, which is why I really enjoy making the sweetie wrapper bags, they always attract a comment when I wear them to posh events! My book bags are a bit more grown up, when I started making them I was endlessly inspired by the infinite number of fantastic book cover designs, my "to make" list is enormous- there is never enough time! Since I have opened my shop I have been lucky enough to receive some very varied custom orders from all around the world, and I love the idea of making someone something completely unique, just for them alone. If you would like to request a custom order I would be delighted to help.
Thank you for visiting!
My name is Dita Felici and my hands are always busy. I love to create special, handmade items with a touch of the whimsical which are sure to become a talking point. I love to embroider- the more complex and challenging the item the better.
My clutch bags are made to look like faithful copies of first edition classic novels from my favourite era.
First editions of classic books can sell for thousands, so this could be your chance to own your favourite. They don’t even need to be used as bags, maybe just beautiful objets d’art, or secret hiding places for your hip flask like in old films!
Each bag is made with felt appliqué and silk embroidery and is lined with co-ordinating Liberty print fabric reminiscent of the patterned inner covers of vintage books. The bags fasten with an invisible magnetic closure and the sides have “pages” made from hand sewn gold bugle beads on satin ribbon. Lovingly crafted by hand, each bag involves over 30 hours work.
Choose a book that speaks volumes about who you are, without saying a word.
Carrying one of these clutches you can imagine you are Holly Golightly at the New York Public Library, or Ali Mc Graw going to lectures at Berkeley in The Graduate...
If there is a particular design of book that you would like me to create especially for you then please let me know- I love a challenge.
I hope you enjoy looking through my collection, and thank you for visiting my shop! Ciao!
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I ship via Royal Mail from Jersey, Channel Islands. I will use recorded delivery to make sure your precious item reaches you safely. Please bear in mind that shipping can take longer to the UK than from a mainland UK address.