Category Archives: Bags on Tour

V is for Vineyards and Vietnam

The A-Z of travelling handbags brings us to the letter V today, so here are my #BagsOnTour photos for V. V is for Vineyards Last year on a road trip in France, several wine regions were visited 🙂 This amazing celler (cave) is in Chinon in the Loire valley. The huge door opens into a…

U is for U.A.E

Today’s post for U is a look back at the 2 years I spent living in the United Arab Emirates. My husband, Robert’s job took him to the Middle East in 2008, first to Qatar, where I joined him in 2011 and then to Dubai at the end of 2012. We lived right in the…

R is for Roanne

Today’s post is about Roanne the tote bag, not Roanne the town. The Roanne tote has had a lot of interest this year, particularly in the turquoise and fuchsia colours (it comes in black leather and a black canvas/leather mix too). This #BagsOnTour photo of VIP Club member Tamsen Garrie with her turq Roanne tote was…

Q is for Queen B

This post is all about Queen B. The Queen B bag is a new design that was inspired by a lady who has helped me with my business marketing. Her name is Bernadette Doyle. While I was feeling low and in need of marketing inspiration, Bernadette asked me to design a hot pink bag for…

P is for Paris

Short and sweet today – a post with one of my favourite photos, sent in to me as a #BagsOnTour pic. This is the orange Nicky bag at the Eifel Tower in Paris. I love it! Save

M is for Madras, Montpellier, Martha and Models

Madras is the old name for Chennai, the city in India that’s nearest to my workshop. I travel there often and as I buy a lot of fabric there, I called one collection ‘Madras’. Here’s a photo of the blue Madras handheld I took at dawn a few years ago in Doha. Montpellier My thanks…

L is for London, Land’s End, The Lady and the Louvre

I’m up to L now and there’s a lot to share today. First of all, August 13th is International Left Handers Day! Hello to all lefties from a fellow leftie 🙂 The Louvre One of my favourite photos that I’ve received this year, is this one of the orange Nicky bag (a colour from a…

K is for Kuala Lumpur and Key Clips

Luckily my designs have done a lot of travelling, so I’m not stuck on K! A Visit To Kuala Lumpur As part of his world tour, Trekker the manbag visited Kuala Lumpur a few years ago. Here’s Trekker at the Petronas Towers with his companion, the stone Patty shopper. And near the top, with his owner. Hi Dad 🙂…

J is for Joey, Jamaica Inn, Johnstons of Elgin and James Bond

The A-Z of handbags – travelling and otherwise, continues today with J. Jamaica Inn This is a few years old now. It’s one of my original designs for the Atlanta tote, when I made it in several colours of a lovely rich heavy weave nylon fabric with leather trims and contrast stitch and lining. This…

I is for India

I visit my workshop in rural India as often as I can, usually 3 or 4 times a year and every time I go there, I can’t resist taking photos. Everything seems to bright and colourful. It’s nearly always sunny and sometimes it’s super hot and humid. I love to visit the street fabric market…