Sunday, 23 December 2012

The New Softy School Satchel

handmade satchel

soft bodied handmade satchel

I'm going soft! This is the first sighting of the new softy school satchel....I will try out the Boys Own as a softy next, have a lovely seasonal holiday everyone and thank you for all the support and encouragement over the past year. xx

Friday, 9 November 2012

Sunflowers and crocodiles

handmade handbag

Two more bags hot off the workbench...snap up the new small tote (on the left) and the snaffle pouch.
 Both bags are made of patent faux crocodile leather... The croc snaffle is birthday present for a 90 year old lady!
The wonderful jug is made by Doug Fitch check out his website and blog for exceptional ceramics.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012


Many coloured belts made in anticipation of Christmas sales.....many coloured shetland sheepskins from a local smallholder friend also for sale in the shop.

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Purple Poise

...more orders straight off the workbench.....a purple nubuck briefcase and a pretty purple bow belle pouch......

handmade leather briefcase
Purple briefcase handmade leather bag

...and the 'Tour Bag'...a chunky composite of the Beech Briefcase and the Classic Briefcase with two brass buckles and leather edging.

Brown handmade leather brifcase

Monday, 20 August 2012

Willow wonders

satchel briefcase for men
The Boys Own Satchel made up in a lovely subtle willow green.....the school satchel below was sold before it left the workbench but there is more willow so don't weep.
handmade leather bag, school satchel
My photos make these satchels look the same size but the Boys Own is bigger...follow the website link for actual size and spec.

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Silver Satchel

handmade leather satchel
One of my latest orders was the Arts and Crafts satchel in silver! Fabulous!
handmade leather satchel

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

ipad, kindle and smartphone covers

handmade leather ipad cover
handmade kindle cover
Smart leather covers for your ipad kindle or mobile......either plain or with a fun applique.... a bit of a kittycat?

Monday, 9 July 2012

The time of horses

handmade leather handbag with horses

handmade leather handbag with horses
Pretty little party pouch with horses...the patterns on the leather catch the light and make the horses look like cave paintings......cave girls must have needed bags too.
If you want a party pouch contact me through the website.

Friday, 22 June 2012

Fringed Pouch

handmade leather fringed bag

Yee haa! West country is the new fringed is so much fun! 
The size is W27cm x H30 plus 22cm fringing all the way round. It has top zipper fastening and a shoulder strap, plus an inside zipper pocket.
It shimmies and sways in delightful ways.

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Cherry red blossoms

red handmade leather satchel
red tote

This is a new batch of cherry red bags; a 'Boy's Own satchel' an 'Acorn' contemporary work bag with turnlock fastening and a very happy Jenny with her new cherry red bow belle pouch .......and it even matches her car! 

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Boy's Own Satchels

peach leather satchel
Making up the popular 'Boy's Own' satchel in new colours for the summer.......this is peach leather....the bag can be ordered from the website in the classic styles section.

Contemporary Workbag

handmade leather briefcase
This is a recent Oak Workbag order in the 'elephant grey' mottled leather......very classy!

Sunday, 20 May 2012

New Clasp purses

sparkly leather clutch bag

I have just added this simple clasp purse to the website.  The first one was made for my lovely Pilates teacher who needed something special for her daughter's wedding.......just to carry the tissues in!  

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Spring Totes

red tote bag

Spring colours for the totes include red with red ticking lining and lime sorbet with a chintzy floral lining.

Thursday, 29 March 2012

iPad bags

I have just been to see the David Hockney exhibition in London and made myself an ipad bag in orange, for the occasion! The exhibition was an inspiration, firstly as there was such an impressive body (and scale) of paintings on display and secondly that his motivation is so notice the changing seasons and the beautiful nature around us. Really wonderful and I came home to birdsong and Spring.

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Fashion Students designs

An interesting commission!
These fabulous pieces were designed by fashion students from Hertfordshire University for their final show.
The bags were designed by Isabell Glueck and the harness belt by Hannah Wright.
They sent me complete design spec and chose colours...and I made up. 

Monday, 12 March 2012

New Tote Bag

black patent tote bag
Very chic new tote bag made in faux snake leather ( leather with a snake pattern printed on top of it).  A bit of a diva to photograph because it can be all soft and silky one minute and a veritable hold all the next.

black patent tote bag
Lined in Sanderson's 50s fabric and available on the website in my 'Retro Range'

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Rough Cut Briefcase

handmade leather briefcase satchel
leather satchel briefcase
This is a very simple 'boys own' satchel in rust leather. Semi lined in pigskin with a useful zipper pocket inside, and, an optional shoulder strap. 
Fits a small laptop, ipad and manly magazines...see below!

leather satchel briefcase

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

To Russia with Love

This bag order went all the way to Russia!  Its seriously cold there and Nick and Tatyana braved the snow to send me back a picture.  Its a wonderful thing that with the internet we can meet and have contact with lovely people around the world.
The bag is the 'oak' workbag made up in chestnut and Nick found me by trawling through Google images for handmade leather clever is that.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Zen Briefcase

handmade leather briefcase
A new briefcase for Nish ...simple and zen him!  It has a webbing strap and holds his lap top and the million and one things that make up the world of illusion. Now thats a bag.
Nish's website is

Monday, 30 January 2012

More School Satchels

Two more school bag satchels in plum and one in pumpkin. They are lined in a zingy lime pigskin....they look so good you could eat them!   To buy a satchel follow the link to my website.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Back to School Satchel

Red leather satchel

red leather satchel
I was making this satchel in tomato red and suddenly realised an extra fob and buckle would flip my classic style into the traditional 'school bag' I am looking forward to making some more in different colours.   
I have already added the school bag satchel to my website!

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Ivory and Midnight Envelope Bags

Two very simple and chic faux snakeskin leather bags...made for fun because I can't leave the beautiful ivory alone! the midnight is edged in black and the ivory has been left plain.   Shoulder strap.....big enough for purse, smartphone, kindle and blusher.   

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Mary's arts & crafts satchel

This is a picture of a bag order from November....this very organic shape is a variation of the arts and crafts satchel .....the straps attach to the sides of the bag instead of the top.  The colour is espresso with grey stitching detail.  

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Personalised ipad case

This was a christmas present for my nephew, a bespoke ipad and iphone case. There is so much potential for 'bespoking'  leatherwork with the lazer printer/etcher, this is a first attempt.
The image is of a japanese woodcut.