Friday, April 26, 2013


Many of my blogger friends create bags. I am often amazed on how the style and design of each one is different from the others, but how their bags are all useful, practical, masterly executed, and very beautiful.

Wanda from California USA, and Clare from South Africa, are mainly wonderful painters, but they will make a bag occasionally in their charming special ways.


Lori, from Georgia USA, is a bag maker using mostly recycled leather, which she combines with other materials. Her bags and pouches are sometimes decorated with simple rustic applications, often depicting flowers. But she is equally talented in drawing, lettering and painting, I so do admire her sketch books, I love her preciseness.


Hilde from Norway, oh she is such a versatile person, she does so many things, like gardening, manufacturing soap and potions, and dyeing yarn with natural materials. Then she uses it, knitting and crocheting hats, mittens, socks, pillows, blankets, and bags. She loves granny squares.


Damjana, her homeland is Slovenia, currently she lives in France, she has two small sweet children. I follow her blog for a long time. She really has her own style of very pretty bags and pouches, and she likes to try new combinations. I am very fond of her key chains of sweet little embroidered houses.


Elisa from Florida USA, is a very professional bag maker. She uses high quality fabrics, like for example handwoven Harris Tweed wool from Scotland. Her trademark are the white or light colored animal and flower appliques on her bags, wristlets and clutches. I need to mention her beloved kitty Anni, she is such a dear cat.


Mary is from California USA, and she makes everything. Look at all the whimsical animals, flowers and hearts in her delightful blog. Once in a while she will make a pretty little colorful bag, like this one, out of whatever she has on hand.


And then there are Lisa from Washington USA, and Dawn, my American friend, living in Germany. Their bags are bohemian, full of vintage fabric, of lace and beads and buttons, and dreams. Their materials are similar, their style is unique.



All of them are wonderful lovely women, and they are designers, constructors, creators, sewers, crocheters and knitters of bags, pouches, clutches and wristlets, done with soul and heart and passion. Oh no, they are not confined to those, visit their blogs and you will find out...

The photos of the bags are original and copyrighted by their owners.


Annuk said...

What an amazing gallery of immensely talented bag designers!!!! I already knew some of them, thank you Yael for introducing more to me... and thank you for a lovely gallery of great talent and handmade-with-love! :)

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

What a great post. You have a variety of friends from all over the world that share your talent for creating useful art.
xx, Carol

Irmi said...

Lebe Yael,
eine tolle Auswahl herrlicher Taschen.
Ich weiss nicht, fü welche ich mich entscheiden sollte. Sie gefallen mir alle.
Freundliche Abendgrüße schickt dir

Eva said...

Such a lovely collection! My fav is the work of Clare. And yours, of course! How great to have such a circle of creativity around you!

Hilde said...

Oh, Yael, I'm amazed by this collection of bags from all over the world (and it was fun to see my little bag side by side with all those pieces of art).
Thanks for this post, and for the introduction to so many talented bloggers :)
Have a happy weekend!

Dawn of LaTouchables said...

What a wonderful collection of friends, and an amazing variety of styles. It's such a pleasure knowing you, Yael, and I'm grateful for the introduction to these women I don't know.

wanda miller said...

OH you are such a delight for all of us! i was lolling around on the bloggers today for a teeny bit and here i see my bag! thank you for showing ALL of these, but i wish you would have snuck one of yours in between, yael! we ALL have so much in common when you see these all together like this...the urge to create, something new, something unique, something with some of our soul within...THANK YOU for this awesome post! i just LOVE that clare. i wish i could go to africa and meet her some day, she seems so exceptional, like you! xoxo

Bob Bushell said...

I love your bags also, is it just for women only?

Clare said...

What a lovely post - showing all your blogger friends - and there was one of mine, I forgot about that bag. It was a present for my daughters friend. I really must make a few more bags. What is it about making bags? I was thinking about this the other day and I think that maybe they are fun to make because they are practical and we need them and use them everyday. All I know is I come from a family of bag makers so I guess it's in the genes! Great bags everyone!!!!

Anonymous said...

oh j'adore ces sacs

Lori @ Studio Waterstone said...

Yael, thank you so much for including me with this group of talented women. I am truly honored!

Pesky Cat Designs said...

What a wonderful collection of talented bag makers! And your bags are among my favorites. Always look forward to seeing them here on your blog. Thanks for featuring my work with these amazing designers!

Loddelina said...

Thank you, Yael, for including me in this amazing group of talented women - I am already a fan of some of them and now I got to know some new designers as well!

Lisa said...

How fun!!! I love all these gorgeous lovelies!!! so inspiring ~ many thanks Yael for including my little bag among all these delights!

Mary Stanley said...

What a wonderful post! Love seeing all the bags from all over the world. Of course, I love your creative bags the most (I love mine) and thank you so much for including me! Such a pleasant surprise, Yael, you rock!

Krishi Patel said...

Awesome and most informative post here you post, I see many bags but this all are really different from that...

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Red Rose. said...

It is surprising to know that how talented women with making bags are there!