Bags and purses with floral, leaf or cactus inspired appliques.

The inspiration for these bags comes mainly from the flowers in my garden and the cacti that decorate our home.  Each appliqued design is carefully created using appropriate batik cotton fabrics and enhanced with machine stitching, often in variegated thread. Most of these are available through my Etsy shop.  If you see one you like that is no longer available, please contact me.

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Clematis trail Dorothy bag
This wide-based bag with its short detachable strap is made from upcycled fabric in a deep plum colour and features my appliqued clematis design.
Marsala clematis trail purse
This dainty clematis-inspired kiss-lock clutch is perfect for a special summer event.
Clematis trail wristlet clutch
This dainty zipped purse with its appliqued clematis design in blue is perfect if you want a small bag to hold your phone and not much else!
Marsala Roses Clutch
Inspired by wild roses in the hedgerow and made from upcycled fabric.
Sea green clematis trail clutch
Inspired by the clematis in my garden, this clutch bag would be lovely for a summer wedding or garden party.
Single rose white clutch
A rose bud was the inspiration behind this clutch bag made from textured upcycled fabric.
Midnight magic clutch
This black envelope style clutch made from upcycled fabric has just a hint of sparkle in the stitching around the appliqued flowers!
Cherry blossom clutch
A lovely spring clutch with a spray of cherry blossom appliqued onto the flap and a silk lining. Upcycled luxury!
Primrose promise coin purse
Made from upcycled cotton fabric, this zipped coin purse features appliqued primroses.
Oak leaf batik purse
This coin purse is made from red and turquoise batik print fabric with appliqued oak leaves
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I am always looking for new inspiration and ways to extend my bag-making. 

If you have read my recent blog, you'll know that I also dabble in painting and have now started to make textile art panels and include this as a feature on my bags and other items.

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Marsala Roses Clutch

Inspired by wild roses in the hedgerow and made from upcycled fabric.

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