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Red Leather Slouchy FERN Hobo 1960’s Retro Coat

Red Leather Slouchy FERN Hobo 1960’s Retro Coat

This 1960’s leather coat I used for this particular red slouchy hobo bag was completely unique with its gold buckles across the front. The leather had amazing softness but together rugged and thick.IMG_2756I am thinking possibly from the early …

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Large HENRY Messenger Bag with Crombie Coat and Abercrombie Shirts

Large HENRY Messenger Bag with Crombie Coat and Abercrombie Shirts

This large Messenger bag with Crombie coat and Abercrombie shirts was a real honour for me to make. The lady had dropped in the Pop Up in Stafford and was a little emotional reading my literature from another customer with …

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Aline Coat remade into Red Across Body Bag

Aline Coat remade into Red Across Body Bag

Red Retro Aline Coat remade into Red Cross Body Bag-During my recent stint at JoJo’s Emporium pop up shop in The Guildhall Stafford I had the pleasure of meeting so many lovely people that were very supportive of my business …

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£1.20 Trench Coat to Cool Across Body BETTY Tote Bag

£1.20 Trench Coat to Cool Across Body BETTY Tote Bag
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1990’s Tan Trench

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Tan Cross Body Shopping Tote

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Ted Baker Shirt Lining

This was an experiment for my recent show at Shugborough Stafford. I wanted a cross body tote bagwith a few extras. I chose this amazing soft tan jacket …

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Big Roomy MYRA Slouch Across Body Weekender with Superdry Dress Lining

Big Roomy MYRA Slouch Across Body Weekender with Superdry Dress Lining

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Lime Green Slouch FERN Hobo with amazing original gold Buttons

Lime Green Slouch FERN Hobo with amazing original gold Buttons

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1970’s Leather Trench revival Hobo

1970’s Leather Trench revival Hobo

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Large Zip Coin Purses with Harris Tweed Inspired by Mulberry

Large Zip Coin Purses with Harris Tweed Inspired by Mulberry

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Upcycled Butter Soft Jacket into Slouchy FERN Hobo Bag

Upcycled Butter Soft Jacket into Slouchy FERN Hobo Bag

This particular coat was beautifully soft and unusual with the contrasting piping and stripes, I hoped I could keep the piping and stripes with the slouchy hobo bag chosen to add feature to the bag.IMG_6272A gorgeous Dolce & Gabbana …

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Various One Strap Upcycled Hobos

Various One Strap Upcycled Hobos

I am asked time after time for this one strap hobo, its simple a tardis and can be worn both on one shoulder or as a snug fitting cross body for when you really want to keep your possession safe …

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Cobolt Blue Leather Coat transformed into Sling Strap Backpack Handbag

Cobolt Blue Leather Coat transformed into Sling Strap Backpack Handbag
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cobolt blue leather

Always an absolute honour for me to have a returning customer and for her to ask for something out of the ordinary from the browns and blacks. The request was for a cobolt blue leather triangular shaped …

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Drew Pritchard Salvage Hunters – Bauhaus Inspired Man Bag HENRY Messenger

Drew Pritchard Salvage Hunters – Bauhaus Inspired Man Bag HENRY Messenger

I’ve always been a fan of Drew Pritchard Salvage Hunters on Discovery / Quest. Drew and his crew make the series compulsive viewing in our house. I had spotted the satchel style bag he uses in his series and had …

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My first Etsy shop sale way back, exciting day…the shop works!!

My first Etsy shop sale way back, exciting day…the shop works!!

I had sold a few bags in my new Etsy shop and every sale is exciting. Impressed that someone actually loved my bags as much as I did…. enough to buy them.  I was particularly over the moon to have …

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Slouchy FERN Hobo Suede with Cath Kidston Lining

Slouchy FERN Hobo Suede with Cath Kidston Lining

When this lovely soft suede tan mens coat was handed to me along with a Cath Kidston dressing gown it was crying out to be something big and cuddly,IMG_2994 it had hardly been worn and was in tip top condition …

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A few I love, some mine…. some others.

A few I love, some mine…. some others.

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Harrods Leather Coat One Strap LUCY Hobo Bag

Harrods Leather Coat One Strap LUCY Hobo Bag

I hesitated for weeks and weeks about cutting up this particular coat, a stunning Harrods trench coat that was bursting with history, what I loved about this coat was that all down the front button placket were splashes and drips …

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15″ MacBook Pro Leather HENRY Messenger Bag

15″ MacBook Pro Leather HENRY Messenger Bag

I am asked a lot to make a bag suitably sized for laptops, this particular one is large enough for a 15″ laptop. I’ve made dozens of this style of bag but every single one different. I started out by …

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MacBook Pro Distressed HENRY Messenger Leather Bag

MacBook Pro Distressed HENRY Messenger Leather Bag

I love the leather of this amazing long coat. IMG_3419My project was to a make a distressed Messenger leather bag and yes I know it looks like I am making just this style of bag but this one differs from …

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Upcycled Off White Across Body Shopping BETTY Tote from Harrods Jacket

Upcycled Off White Across Body Shopping BETTY Tote from Harrods Jacket

IMG_6145 This one started out as a particularly grubby Harrods jacket with amazing stitch detailing to the front but over years of wear had gathered some grime. I set about taking apart all the seams and cleaning all the leather up, …

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Boxy Recycled Leather Bag Inspired From Prada Shoulder Bag

Boxy Recycled Leather Bag Inspired From Prada Shoulder Bag

It is always great to catch up with a friend from way back that I’d not heard from for many years , (well not quite the truth as we did text Happy Birthday to each other every December). We had …

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