Category Archives: Travel Bags

6 Uses for a Leather Holdall

When I designed my leather holdalls I had various uses in mind. A bag has to be practical and size is important, depending on what you want to use it for, so today I’m going to list 6 ways to use my Overnight Bag, which is the smaller of the 2 sizes of holdall. 1)…

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…

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…

Alternative Advent: Door 19

19th December 2014 Today’s door is a photo taken a few years ago when I travelled to Bydgoszcz in Poland. Click on the door to see what I have for you today. Get 25% off this design, TODAY ONLY, with voucher code Door19.

Alternative Advent: Door 12

December 12th 2014 A villa hotel courtyard in French style in Pondicherry, India. Click on the door to find today’s design. TODAY ONLY, get a massive 25% off this design with voucher code Door12. First time visitor? Check out 1st December to find out about my Alternative Advent Calendar.

Alternative Advent: Door 2

Here’s todays alternative advent door. It’s an ancient stone monument in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi. December 2nd 2014 Very appropriate to post a photo from the United Arab Emirates today, since it’s their National Day. To get 25% off the bag behind the door, use voucher code: Door2 This offer is for TODAY ONLY!

From the Archives: Spot

The ‘Spot’ collection of handbags and travel bags is 8 years old! Hands up if you still have one. I’ve definitely seen a khaki spot handheld around Cranleigh recently. I loved the fabric, it was a pure linen twill from an Italian fabric mill. The actual base colour is the natural spot and the khaki,…

Diary of an Indian Factory Visit: part 3

Hello again 🙂 Last time I wrote about my tannery visit and how exciting it is to find fabulous new leathers to use in my collections. This time I found a really nice new chestnut brown vegetable tanned leather. It’s one of the more expensive leathers but I think it will make fabulous bags so…

Prize Draw Day – Leather Overnight Bag

Helloooo! Today is the day that I promised to announce the winner of my leather overnight bag prize draw. All you had to do to enter was to either re-tweet my blog on Twitter or leave a comment on the post itself, easy! There were quite a number of entrants and the winner is about to…

Win a luxury leather overnight bag

Today I have decided to be ultra generous and give away for free, one of my super soft leather overnight bags, worth £150. Luxury The rich grainy leather is made soft and supple by extra drumming at the tanning stage and as it’s not too thick, the bag is surprisingly light weight. The main compartment…