Veltwerk bags

Too many that I love.  And perfect for that day when I have a cute Vespa, or bicycle with a basket upfront.  

Go buy yourself something pretty over here.

Ilundi bags

My Ilundi tan satchel bag is one of my favourite things, and gets admiring glances wherever I go. It has also worn and weathered in the most beautifully pleasing way.  It’s just one of those bags I know I’ll still be using in many years time – it’s beautiful and roomy and easy, because it slings across the body.  Perfection.
There are some other beauties over on the Ilundi site – be warned!



UASHMAMA washable paper

Say what?
UASHMAMA is a company that makes paper bags, braces and aprons out of paper … which feels (and looks) like leather.  Ingenious!
Here’s what they say:

“Our paper bags, braces, and aprons are all sewn in a cottage in Tuscany, so we are proud to call ourselves a cottage industry. The more sophisticated designs our totes and handbags are produced in Florence by manufacturers who also produce for the fashion elite. 

UASHMAMA washable paper looks and feels like leather but washes with ease. Our bags are soft yet resilient, where the manufacturing process is similar to leather the paper is stretched and tanned making it durable to withstand washing and daily use.

UASHMAMA washable paper is made using a virgin fibre through cultivation and not deforestation. Paper that washes like fabric holding it’s form so it can be used over and over again promoting sustainability perfect for catering and homewares.”

Paper handbag

Paper Lunch Bag

Paper Purse

Paper Satchel

Paper Tote

Reversible Paper Bag

Metallic Shoulder Bag


Handmade things

Some lovely, covetable things over at Madesmith – old-fashioned craftsmanship and a beautiful story.

Ruby Star Earrings

Tiny black diamond studs

Necklace No 5

Porcelain Grape Necklace

Necklace No 10

Fern Necklace

Two-tone convertible clutch

And if I had a bike, I’d need a Versatile Bicycle Bag