We’ve Moved!

Hello! It’s been a while but that’s probably due to the fact I’ve moved… house, office, stockroom. It’s been super stressful and I’m still looking for the bag (of course, what else) that I put ‘this’ or ‘that’ in!

I’m in mobile office mode and luckily it’s been amazing weather. This is my current garden office :)

Garden Office

We’re updating the website with new details but I wanted to let you know that our new office number is 01403 221886. All our email addresses remain the same and our postal address is still at The Old Bakery in Cranleigh.

If you want to get in touch, the best way is by email at the moment on info@eastondesignstudio.com

I’m off to Harrogate on Saturday for a trade exhibition, so will send photos of my new designs from the show.

Enjoy the lovely weather!

Shona :)

A Mobile Office in 3 Handbags

I’m on the move again! I don’t just mean going to another office for the day, this time it’s permanently back to France from Holland, so my mobile office goes with me in a selection of handbags and other bags and accessories. This is my current selection. Martha Shopper I love the simple Martha shopper (bottom…

One of my favourite ‘Old Bags’

I was having a clear out recently and I came across an old handbag that I designed around 10 years ago. I used to use this bag all the time but then it got put away and it was a lovely surprise to find it again. Although I’d kept it in it’s dust bag, the top…

Win a DEStination Travel Wallet

Competition time! I’ve teamed up with Travel and Foodie blogger, Sandy Cadiz-Smith to give away one of my favourite designs, my DEStination travel wallet. Sandy has one herself and she loves it so much, she wanted to give her readers the opportunity to win one for themselves. All you need to do to enter Sandy’s…

Style and the Fashion Business

Here’s a great fashion quote from the long time editor of American Vogue. Click to go to Vogue.com and Vogue on Facebook.

When in Rome

I travel a lot. If you’re not new to my blog then you already know that! So: I was having a conversation the other day on Skype with a storytelling lady in America and she asked about my story. I’m a Traveller I love living in different places and now I have just arrived in…

Fruit Bowl Smoothie

Here’s a tasty and easy smoothie from your fruit bowl basics. It’s quite thick but you can thin it down by adding a little cold water. This makes enough for 1 glass, double or triple the recipe for 2 or more. Recipe: 1 Orange, peel and remove the stones 1 Lemon, peel and remove the stones 1/2…

Man Bag in Germany

Here’s another fabulous Bags On Tour photo. What is the machine modelling the Trekker Man Bag in this pic? Any ideas? Answers on a postcard, or in the comments if you like

Donegal Tweed: A New Purse or Mini Bag Design

I love finding new fabrics and leathers and this time I’ve managed to combine 2 of my new favourites into one design. The Donna purse is a soft tweed and leather design which could even double as a mini clutch bag. I have chosen 3 gorgeous handmade tweeds from Donegal in Ireland and combined them…

Colourful Designs in Nature

Sometimes you just see something amazing. This was the sunrise seen from my bedroom at a friends house in Holland, yesterday morning. I haven’t edited the photo at all, it really was this beautiful (and a crisp 0 degrees Celcius). The canal looked pink in parts, the mist was rising and the trees were perfectly mirrored…