A New Design Idea

I’m travelling right now: in India, via Dubai and I needed to bring my laptop, so I selected the only one of my handbag designs that fits my laptop. That got me thinking. Why do I only have 1 design in a choice of 3 colours that fits a large laptop?

Nicky for blog 2Nicky Bag

The Nicky bag is a great business bag. I named it Nicky after a customer and now friend, Nicky Kriel.

It was Nicky, who said she loved it for business as her laptop fitted in and there’s also loads of lovely space for papers, files, laptop accessories, spare mini handbag and more.

Today, I saw a new opportunity and a new design. I think Nicky would be fabulous in a beautiful fabric like the ‘Pebble’ jacquard I’ve used before, or a lovely tweed. In order to ‘see’ what this might look like, I ‘mocked up’ the photo above and I decided it looks interesting, so a design sheet followed and we can now wait for the real sample to arrive.

I’d love to hear what you think :)

Preview: New Design

I love it when a new sample arrives. Here is the new design ‘Bertie’ purse in 2 new brightly coloured leathers with even brighter interiors! Clashing Colours The blue purse has a bright lime green super soft suede inside and the bright pink purse has a super bright orange leather inside. I love the clashing…

Two Tone Nicky

Towards the end of last year, I got bored of one colour leathers so I asked my tannery to make some 2 tone leathers for me. The result is a matt black leather with a very bright suede on the reverse side and in order to make this leather into a lovely handbag I designed…

Apple & Orange Smoothie

This one is lovely and fresh tasting in the middle of winter. Recipe: 2 oranges, peeled and pips removed 1 apple, peeled and cored A little fresh apple juice 1 individual pot natural yoghurt Blend all ingredients together and serve immediately. Serves 2.

2 Years in Dubai

2013 and 2014, in Dubai. What a fabulous couple of years living in Dubai. Here are just a few of my favourite photos with great memories. The first Champagne ‘Millionaires Yacht’ trip with diving club friends. I’ll take any opportunity to get a ‘Bags On Tour’ photo The ‘Super Moon’ in the desert, with the Dubai…

Alternative Advent: Door 24

24th December 2014 The rear window at Cranleigh Arts Centre. Please click on the window. Get 25% off this design TODAY ONLY with voucher code Door24. This is the last advent discount door for 2014. Thanks for following the series. I’d love to hear your comments on the doors and windows if you have any…

Alternative Advent: Door 23

December 23rd 2014 Today’s door is the stone archway entrance into the grounds of St Nicolas church in Cranleigh. It was dark as I passed by but my camera phone caught what light there was and this is the result. I like it. Click on the door to see today’s design. Get 25% off this design TODAY…

Alternative Advent: Door 22

December 22nd 2014 Today’s alternative advent window is a photo of the Louis Vuitton window at Bloomingdales in New York. I took this photo when visiting there last year in August. I just thought it was a fabulous window display. To get 25% off today’s design (not an LV one….. one of mine!), just use…

Alternative Advent: Door 21

21st December 2014 Today I’m back from my travels, so I’ve selected a summery photo of my kitchen window from our garden in Cranleigh. A nice bit of greenery in midwinter. Click on the window to see today’s offer. Get 25% off with voucher code Door21, until midnight TODAY ONLY. An Apology: Yesterday we had a…

Alternative Advent: Door 20

20th December 2014 Today’s window is from a recent trip to Normandy in France. This is a stained glass window in a church in Villedieu-les-Poeles. I love the beautiful colours. Get 25% off today’s design with voucher code Door20 at the checkout. Valid TODAY ONLY until midnight. For pre-Christmas delivery (in UK) please select Special…