As you all know, as a small business owner and crafter myself, I try to buy locally / handmade as much as possible. I'm starting a new feature here on the blog to showcase my love of handmade and feature as many amazing artists and work as possible.
First up is one of my loves in life - purses and bags. I LOVE purses like some women love shoes. If I could, I would have 100 purses and have a dedicated closet, but for now, I will just drool over these and plan out my next purchase. Oh, if only I could work a sewing machine like I can jewellery wire!
Check out my picks below from handmade artists:
First up is Bookhou (above), a family run business based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I discovered their work at the Spring One of a Kind Show in 2014. I ordered one as soon as I could online and picked out the bag above. I absolutely ADORE this bag. It's a perfect size and the craftsmanship and quality is amazing!
Large waxed canvas market tote bag by Overlap $96 (United States)
Soft Leather bag by Opelle Creative $374 (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Waxed Mint Linen and Leather Tote Bag by MUNIshop $79 (Lithuania)
Black Chevron Make Up Bag by Gertie Baxter $20 (United States)
Grey and Yellow Clutch by Oyeta $30 (Indonesia)
Beige and Ivory Canvas Tote by Bagy Bags $92.70 (Australia)
Striped Cotton Bag by Milloo $65 (Athens, Greece)