It was great to see so many familiar faces including those whom I recognise from the Vintage motoring world.
The most popular items during the weekend were the
then the Morgan car range of Bags which is not really surprising as we were in Malvern
But also everyone really admired the sumptuous Tweed range of Handbags, Shoulderbags and Tote Bags
I'd like to be surprised as it was supposed to be Spring, but I don't think anyone told the weather that!
One of my other favourite customers has to be the lady who's husband races his Ferarri and we've bumped into each other at different events this year.She now has bought 10 of my bags. Some for herself and some as gifts. I don't think you can get a better endorsement than that. And she's a fun person. Whilst at the NEC she then told her friends all about me, so they too came to see what it was all about.And then of course it has to be the Morgan ladies too to get a mention. Oh, and the gentleman who's ordered a HUGE bespoke Morgan bag for his wife to use at race meets to keep HER racing overalls.To view photos of the NEC
Elinor Fielder, designer and maker of Hergest Handmade Handbags features in another glossy magazine.
Herefordshire Society. Autumn 2012
My Log Cabin Basking in the summer sunshine.
Pots of Sage, Thyme and my Olive tree
Just about to plant some runner beans on the stakes in front!
Basil, having another hard day at the office.
My lovely old friend. It's 101 this year.I do now also have a modern Singer which I also use in particular for linings etc, but I prefer to use my old friend.
I always aspire to be tidy, but it is a working space!
Visitors are welcome ( by appointment - I might be walking the dog! )
Just email me on HergestHandmadeHandbags@gmail.com or phone me on 07956 033544
I really do live in rural Herefordshire.
I have taken a photographic blog to show my walk to the post office in Kington, and to show you just how rural we are here.
From my lovely log cabin I walk straight onto the Tow path a.k.a.The Tram way
I walk down the footpath and pass on my left one of the weirs which looks after Kington.
It's running quite well at the moment but can really slow down by the end of the summer. There are all sorts of fish and wildlife living round here. I'm not much of a bird spotter but we have seen Kingfishers flying along the brook.
I carry on along the tow path
Coming into the centre of Kington I pass along Mortimers Trail (well known to walkers )
And I pop out on the high Street by one of the two fantastic butchers which Kington supports
round the corner past the library in nip into the post office.
To come back home the other way I follow back along the High Street past the 2 butchers, past the 2 green grocers, one of which is also a florist and one of which also sells fish and game - yum.
Then hoof it Up Church Street past Castle Hill books
then past the Royal Oak
Through the church yard of St Mary's, Kington
Back down the hill
go past the meadow on the left
and into an area known as Broken Bank
Then down again, this time down a steep footpath
And at the bottom is the lovely tow path from the other end
where you will find
my lovely log cabin
Hmm time for a cup of coffee I think