Wonderful Woody!

Many of you may have read about a recent item that I ordered from the fabulous Woody Ellen, a Belgian artist who sells the most beautiful bags, purses and accessories featuring her art work.

I knew that I had a little bit of a wait, as the handbag was out of stock. This was fine, as I was happy to wait for the design I really wanted.

Well, this week a big cardboard box arrived. Looking on the outside, I saw the Belgian postmark and immediately knew what it was!


Cue instant excitement that had me reaching for the scissors to open the box.

Inside, was the prettiest bag I have ever owned. And the prettiest purses. And the prettiest compact mirror….


The quality of the bag is just so lovely. From the printing, to the gold metal clasp, to the rigid handle. Everything about it just makes me smile. It is light to hold, and the handle curves beautifully in your hand.

The card wallet has enough space for 12Β cards (more if you double them up), and the coin purse has adequate space for all your coppers. The Compact mirror is a double sided mirror with a cushioned fabric outside.


The illustration on the accessories is taken from the bigger picture, and highlights 2 of the birds. I can never resist a matched set, and so this is just perfect for me.

I couldn’t wait to use the bag, and spent an hour picking and choosing what to put inside (from my normal huge dustbin of a bag I use)

Whilst I won’t be using this as an every day bag, I wanted to show it off for the first time. I will be using it with my vintage dresses and on special occasions. However, it was just to pretty to resist, even with my work uniform!

Woody Ellen is a lovely illustrator, and a lovely lady to speak to. I found her really helpful in helping me with my order, and her emails were lovely.


I know this won’t be the first bag I order from her, as I have my eye on a couple of others. I just need to have my birthday arrive sooner than July!!!

What do you think to my collection? Is it to your taste? Should I have ordered one of the other designs?


Till next time

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  • These are lovely Tanya! The illustrations are really pretty! I must admit, it’s not something I’d use personally but it looks very you and I think this is one of the nicer designs in my opinion πŸ˜€ Lovely! <3 xx

  • Hungry_Healthy_Happy

    What a pretty bag for Spring. I am loving all the colours!

  • Harriet @ Toby&Roo

    That bag is lush! I love the smaller bags to match too x

  • Oh these are so pretty, I love the little clasp purses!

  • Beth

    Ah those prints are so pretty! I really love the colours x

  • Oh wow they are absolutely beautiful – for some reason I love the purse most of all so beautiful <3 x

    • Me too, funnily enough Sarah! I have no idea why, but it is just so cute πŸ™‚ xx

  • Kitty Wood

    that is one seriously impressive bag! I love that you got a full matching set too, so cute

  • I think this was the colour I said to choose right? Well you chose wisely it is beautiful I kind of wish I could have the bags because they are stunning x

  • Melanie Edjourian

    What great designs, something different from the norm.

  • I love the floral design. It is so pretty.

  • The art is so pretty one these! I can’t wait to see how you pair these with your outfits.

    • She really is a great artist. I have several dresses I will wear it with… Just need to go out and show them off! x

  • Tori Gabriel

    I love the artwork. Such a beautiful bag! I also love how much space the wallet has for cards. There’s never enough normally!

  • The design is absolutely beautiful on them, I am loving how big the wallet is… I always go for ones like that as I always have so much to store!

  • Bex Smith

    Oh wow, those designs are absolutely beautiful. A very talented artist x

  • Jessica

    I love the design and the creator! πŸ™‚ It would feel you good to use her collections, reminding how good she is. Hehe

  • that card wallet is huge! i love the designs on these

  • Charlotte

    Love the design of these! That bag is amazing! x

  • Wow that art is incredible! Such a beautiful selection of bags x

  • Lorah Hodgson

    Wow these are beautiful πŸ™‚ x

  • Oooooh, very nice! I love having matching sets πŸ™‚