After a lovely busy summer it was back to the studio and my sewing machine to come up with new designs. Named after the road in South West London where we are moving to, the bespoke ‘Penwortham’ Tote, £180, comes in stunning embossed lizard leather with a suede panel on the front and my signature tassel zipped pocket. For all order enquiries please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The most sought after Clutch Bags recently have been the ‘Felicity’ with the clients choosing a unique colour suede lining to ensure their bag is individual. These bespoke Clutch Bags were in high demand for Weddings and summer events as they had to match certain outfits and styles. They cost £100 and a voucher makes a wonderful spoiling present.
From next week the popular Make Up Bags and Wallets will now also come in smart black embossed ostrich – a timeless classic accessory for any handbag. They will be on sale at the Dummer Christmas Fair in Hampshire in October with a free black cotton Flora McKillop London shopper with every purchase.
Dates for all the Christmas Fairs that we and my Home Accessories company, Flossie & Bumble, will be at will be coming out next month so we hope to see some of you then!
I really enjoy making a personalised one-off ‘Nappy Bag’ for a new mummy. This is because it basically holds her entire world for her little one and has to be practical but still stylish. Most of the orders have included the requirement for lots of pockets and a long detachable strap that can go across her shoulders or over the pram’s handles.
One Mummy asked for her twin’s initials on the zip pulls which looked great and made the bag even more special for her.
All the bags come with a waterproof coating and waterproof lining for those annoying leaking bottles.
The leather corners and base prevent any wear and tear and front zipped pocket is useful for phones and keys.
For dog lovers, Emily Bond’s great fabrics are ideal. As I own a chocolate labrador, this is definitely what I will be making for myself one day!
The bags have recently featured on the Princess and The Pram blog:
To order a bespoke Nappy Bag, please purchase a ‘Tote Bag’ voucher online of £180 and then email me with your requirements or to set up a consultation in my studio.
One wonderful client asked me to embroider the name of her dachshund, Otto, on the lining of her bag. I love taking commissions like this as it ensures the bag is truly unique and makes the client feel extra special.
She also asked for Cally with a special pocket on the inside.
After 2 weeks in India being inspired by all the fantastic colours, all the new Spring / Summer bags will have bright linings like this amazing turquoise suede.
Another commission was from a bride to be who asked for three Makeup bags with the name of each of her bridesmaids embroidered on the linings inside which was a lovely present to give to each.
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