Clutch bags now available!

I had a fabulous few days in Padstow with the Bolla Tay girls earlier this month.  Thanks to all those who came by to see us, it was lovely to meet new customers as well as customers from previous years……  I hope you all enjoy your new handbags!

I promised I would be adding more to my online shop after its launch a few weeks ago, so here are the first new editions…. These clutch bags are the result of my collaboration with designer C F McEwan.   They are made using her special silk and hemp fabric and they feel gorgeous!

For all the information, please click here to visit to visit my shop.

If you are interested in purchasing the matching scarves, please click here to contact Clare to check availability.  Oh, and Clare currently has a summer sale on some of her gorgeous scarves…..


New photos….

Over the next few weeks I will be updating my site with new photos from a recent shoot; these photos will include new versions of favourites, as well as new bags which haven’t yet featured on my site.

My Vintage Bags and Clutch Bags (under the Handbags by Ellie page) collections are the first to get a new look; click on the Vintage Bags by Ellie page and the Clutch Bags by Ellie page for more photos and details of these bags.

For a preview, click on the gallery to enlarge and scroll through.

Another clutch bag from Clare and Ellie….

Following on from my last post, here’s my latest creation using C F McEwan’s hemp and silk fabric for a Classic Evening Ellie Clutch bag.  This is made using the same fabric (Towers) as the Dorothy Clutch bag in the previous post, although I have chosen different parts of the fabric for the front and envelope panels.

The details, along with all the photos for this design, are on the Clutch Bags by Ellie page under the Handbags by Ellie header.  Click on the gallery to enlarge and scroll through and enjoy having a browse…

For more information about Clare and her fabric, see the previous post or visit her website.


I’ve been busy making a couple of my clutch bags design using some gorgeous duchesse satin.   This has to be one of thee most sumptuous fabrics for clutch bags; it’s just lovely.  I’ve made this in a smart navy duchesse satin before but decided to try it with brighter satins.  I’ve used the red fabric with a previous bag (the Dorothy on the Vintage Bags page), but this was the first time I’d used this rich purple – and I LOVE it!  (although, that might have something to do with the colour reminding me of a certain brand of popular chocolate…. yum!).

I’ve added another couple of photos to the Clutch Bags by Ellie page (under the Handbags by Ellie header), but here’s a preview.  Click on the gallery below to enlarge and scroll through and enjoy having a browse….

Launching the new Handbags by Ellie page…

I’m really excited to be putting more of my own designs and creations on my site.  I’ve just created a brand new page, entitled Handbags by Ellie, which has an overview gallery of the bags.  Check out the sub-pages (Clutch Bags by Ellie and Vintage Bags by Ellie) for all the photos and information on each style of bag.

Here’s a sneak preview of a couple of clutch bags…  Enjoy having a browse..