Do you love bags? I do! I have since I was 3 years old! I've always carried one and kept a load of pretty things in it. I think it made me feel happy and content. I used to rig up my mother's old bags and make them all fancy and I sometimes even had things in them that people needed! My mother never tires of telling the story about how I had notepads and pens in my bag that I distributed for everyone when a famous athlete came to our family wedding. I was 5 then. The habit of carrying a bag never wore off.
This has now turned into a (healthy...) obsession where I am keen to design my own. The perfect tote that I can carry proudly everywhere. If you are like me and carry the whole world in your bag I’d love to hear you “bag stories”!
I'll leave you with a few snapshots of a pattern I created out of this obsession as an homage to my favourite designer Mulberry. As I live in Somerset myself I love the pride they take in producing all their bags here in England. In fact, just about an hour away from where I’m typing this post!