Jane (aka "Myrtle") creates bespoke handbags for her discerning clients. Here she offers some insight into her creative and personal life. You will also find updates on Jane's latest projects, news of the latest developments at Myrtles Bags, and items relating to the world of fashion in general, and handbag design in particular.
I really excited! I'm off to the knitting and stitching show at the Ally Pally! Always on the look out for new things, and inspiration for the coming seasons.read more »
Take two pre-loved leather coats, one Tan and one Cream. Lovingly take them apart piece by piece. Then redesign them in to a beautiful tan and cream shoulder bag. Add some crystals (sourced from the USA) and studs. Done!read more »
Apart from fulfilling my growing list of Christmas orders, I have been busy creating a range of 'fun' products for the festive season. Most popular seem to be my Santa sacks. Most importantly they are large! Is it just my imagination, or are the traditional Christmas stockings becoming increasingly ill-adapted to their purpose? All children eagerly anticipate the first sight of a bulging sack... read more »
Being based in the UK, I find locating the hardware for my handbags takes up an inordinate amount of time. And often the cost involved means that the exercise ceases to be viable. There is a limit to the amount that I can pass on to a client in order to recoup my expenses and still make a (small)... read more »