I’ve finally got around to making a simple ‘zippy’ purse with a little traveling strap. I’m still working on a more complex creation to incorporate cards etc, but I’m rather pleased with the cuteness and co-ordination my little purse creates. This was inspired by a commission for a 6 year old called ‘Anya’ who has just named my simple purse for me. Her bag was a wonderful bespoke creation combining fabrics celebrating Indian elephants and princesses. A perfect combination for a little girl’s purse.
Since creating this purse I’ve adapted the style in a variety of fabrics. It has worked particularly well in vibrant deckchair stripes and, in this incarnation, has been used as a simple zip-up purse, a make-up bag and a pencil case. The first one I made for me is a convenient place to store my tablets whilst my husband has used one to store his ‘wedding cigars’ in. It seems the ‘Anya’ has a myriad of uses whether it’s made of ripstop, laminated cotton, linen or velvet.
Now that the purse has earned it’s place in the StowBags range I’m working on a host of new features and improvements. I like the simple strap as it makes it easy to carry or hook securely onto the keychains which so many of my customers ask for in their bags.