My dear friend and super talented leather worker Cathy made me a bag (well actually two) to take to New York.
She brought the hide, the softest, dusky blue nubuck, round to our house one day with a paper pattern. Ollie and Tomsk were very interested. They always love to join in.
Then she worked magic in her studio until these babies were born (the little one was a surprise). They are soooo beautifully made and I was extremely happy to go off on my travels with such a loveliness.
We thought we'd take a few pictures of her bag in NYC for Cathy.
Cathy's bag on a bench in Madison Square Park...
Cathy's bag on some brownstone steps...
Cathy's bag at the Flatiron building...
..and Cathy's bag with the Empire State building!
Thanks so much Cathy. You'll have to make yourself a special one for when you go yourself. New York awaits x
Cathy works at Brooklyn Studios (that's Hebden Bridge, not New York) and you can visit her at the end of the month during open studios.