Friday, 23 August 2013


Well my week started off just fine, until my sewing machine decided to give up on me and play silly beggars!! After managing to fix it, or so I thought, I have now come to a complete standstill and think the only solution is to get an engineer to service/fix it for me. I managed to nearly complete 3 new Doctor Style bags, but as it's bank holiday this weekend, that will have to surfice which is SO annoying.

I have been doing a bit of research into colours for Autumn/Winter and came across this report from Pantone.

I love Autumn, it's my most favourite season and these colours are beautiful, especially the rich purple and the orange. I look forward to incorporating this colour palette into my new bags.

I will hopefully post some pictures of new zipper clutches over the next few days and wish you all a great weekend whatever you have planned.



The lead guitarist in one of the greatest rock bands of all time, Queen, has a PhD in Physics. He began the program before he joined up with Queen, but then dropped out, finally going back and completing his PhD in 2007.

Monday, 19 August 2013


After spending a lot of time trying to sort out a new bag pattern and not getting the result I wanted, I have decided to start a new week with this quote in mind!

I havn't made any Doctor style bags for a while, so armed with some great fabrics, this is my plan for the rest of this week. I will post some of the newbie bags on Friday!

Friday, 16 August 2013


The Fear of dinner party conversations or dinner parties in general is known as Deipnophobia.


Friday, 9 August 2013


I read recently that you can count your REAL friends on one hand.
We all have aquaintances and friends that we chat with and have a laugh with but how many of these people could you realistically call up in the middle of the night and ask for their help?

I am extremely lucky to be able to count one of my dearest friends in this latter catagory. Her name is Tina although I call her Old Bird and we have known each other for over 10years. She has been through some very tough, devastating and heart breaking times in her life, but her strength of character has pulled her through. She is one of the kindest, caring, thoughtful and selfless people I know, and we have laughed and cried together during our friendship. She inspires me, encourages me and believes in me and I place a very high value on her friendship.

Sometimes in the mundane routine of our lives we get caught up in the day to day existance of work, chores etc and don't spend as much time with friends as we could do. Sit and think about those dear friends and tell them how much they mean to you. Take them out for lunch, buy them some flowers ... but above all, treasure them!!

Monday, 5 August 2013

FABRIC - Where Do You Come From?

Have you ever wondered where the fabric used to make your purchased handbag came from?

In this Post Series, I will take you on a journey of discovery, that involves purchasing the fabric through to viewing the finished product!

  • Country - Singapore
  • Area - Arab Street, Little India

  • A bustling, scent filled, colourful street, packed on both sides with traditional businesses selling endless choices of silks, linens, batiks to tempt every shopper.


    I was like a child presented with endless shelves of sweets to choose from. The owner took me under his wing while his wife gave Mr F a seat and opened a packet of biscuits for him while he waited! I could have spent all day in there, it was like aladdins cave! My choice was the beautiful linen/silk/wool blend fabric in rich orange, green and brown, which was brought back home from our holiday and used to make the following bag, accompanied by a rich orange wool fabric!

    What do you think?

    Top Zippered Pouch

    Sunday, 4 August 2013


    I am venturing into the world of blogging!

    Hello ....... let me start off with introductions. My name is Angela Farrow, an English gal currently residing in North Wales, UK. I am married to the wonderful Mr F and we have 2 cats, Jenny and Mr Whitey Woo.
    I work part time in my local Hospice, as an Aromatherapist and have done for the past 17 years and love my time there.

    I am self taught in crafting and run 2 shops on Etsy, heavenlyhandbag and thesimpleword.

    Follow me on a journey of discovery where I aim to inform you, entertain you, and make you laugh.