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Monday, 13 July 2009

I Want To Introduce You To My Bag Lady...

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I want to introduce you to my bag-lady...

wild at heart Pictures, Images and Photos She's called Karina Hesketh...

and, like me, she is very much...

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I met her at a Christmas fair at romantically cold and wonderful Brancepeth Castle three years ago, and I walked away from the fair a proud new owner of my well-favoured brown leather clutch bag, which looks as if it were crafted for some posh colonial gentleman, to carry his important papers and documents throughout his safari to deepest, darkest Africa. It fastens with a big silver belt buckle and a leather belt like fastener. The front of the bag is smattered with intriguing and interesting foreign postage stamps...

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For my last year's Christmas pressie to myself from my husband (do all wives do that?!), I commissioned a bag to be made by Karina back in September... It's a big white saddle bag with a bubblegum pink interior... Karina's partner paints tattoo designs on those bags to the owner's specification... Mine has two swallows holding a yellow banner over a heart pierced by a dark-rose-pink thorn-stemmed rose... The banner reads "Wild At Heart"...

Cool, non?! Please look out for Karina's creative and innovative designs. She's a true artisan, and a unique hand-made bag from her can be cheaper than you could ever imagine...

Please note that this isn't a stab at blatant commercialism, mes amis. It's just I want to celebrate art where I find it, and sometimes that does come in a handbag shape...

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12 comments:

Reasons to be Cheerful 1,2,3 said...

Am liking the sound of the bag and the artisan. I shall check her out. Happy Monday, have a great week. Fhina xxx

French Fancy said...

I love these sorts of posts that tell us more about you. The bags sound great and I'm off to seek out her website

Protege said...

Now I know where the URL for this blog comes from.;))
Have a happy Monday Fhina.;)
xo
Z

Comedy Goddess said...

Those bags sound awesome!

Chairman Bill said...

Handbags shoudl cost no more than £10.25 - £11 is the absolute maximum.

Derrick said...

Dr Fhina, I presume?!

I have a sort of Gladstone bag image in my mind for the first one? I'm sure you could have taken a snap of it.

I'm intrigued by your idea of relatively inexpensive? Ladies handbags are often obscenely expensive!

blognut said...

Not being a big handbag person, I have a philosophy: Never spend more money on a bag than I will probably carry in it at a given time.

In keeping with that philosophy, I carry most of my stuff in my pocket or a ziplock bag. ;)

Bloggus Baggus
XXOOXX

Artist Unplugged said...

Oooooooo, I love handbags, I must check her out, well, her handbags I mean! Thanks! Also, thank you for all the kind comments you recently left!!!!!

Diane said...

LOL... as usual, Bloggus Baggus and I are of the same mind. My plastic baggie ripped last week, though (no lie) and I had to get a new one ;)

xo

La Belette Rouge said...

Bags are art. If that were not true why would women spend over $10,000 for them. Well, I guess status. But, there is an art to a gorgeous bag. Thanks for sharing your bag of art!

carma said...

Her bags are gorgeous and funky. How nice to know such an awesome bag-lady!

karina said...

Just found this blog, and I am very honoured to have such a literate, well informed "fan club"! Thank you for your lovely comments, Karina

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