Meet my new Little Eadie clutch
Now that you have been introduced to my new delicious pineapple carry, please meet the super talented Brisbane local, Kirsten Eadie, who is the creative designer/genius behind these art in hand clutches.…..Kirsten shares a little about herself and how Little Eadie came about…..
BG: How did you become interested in design?
LE: I have always been interested in design and I love both the beautiful and quirky. I have worked most of my adult life as a secondary school Visual Art teacher so I feel like design is in my blood!
BG: How long does it take to create one of your clutches & what process/materials are used?
LE: It’s difficult to put an amount down for how long an individual clutch takes to make as some designs are more elaborate and therefore more labour intensive. That, plus a lot of the time I get invaded in my home studio by either one or both of my gorgeous boys, which seriously eats into my production time!!
All my clutches are made from hand painted original canvas artworks. Usually I get around 8 to 14 clutches from one piece of canvas. Then the process involves lining and sewing the canvas inner as well as the custom fitted plastic shell! It’s really a week long process of painting, cutting and sewing to transform a blank canvas to completed bag.
BG: In terms of design what are your inspirations?
LE: My inspirations are many and varied. I love looking at current fashion and colour trends on the international and local runways as well as taking major cues from the visual arts and imagery from the masters as well as contemporary and post modern artists. Instagram and Pinterest have also provided me with some fantastic colour and design combo inspiration. Finally, this amazing city we live in the throws us so many brilliant colours throughout the year. Most recently the spring flowering jacarandas influenced the ‘Purple Rain’ series.
BG: Being Brisbane based, where is your favourite local place to unwind?
LE: There are so many great places to unwind around Brisbane now! Two places I can’t beat are at home, in the pool on my giant swan, chilling with my boys. But I also enjoy unwinding over some late night cocktails with my girlfriends at Super Whatnot on Burnett Lane in the CBD.
BG: How could one become the owner of one of your beautiful clutches?
LE: There are plenty of ways you can get your hands on a Little Eadie clutch!
If you are around Brisbane, you can visit the gorgeous girls at Thousand Island Dressing at Paddington and NewFarm and lovely Kerrie at Miss Bond in Winn Lane in the Valley.
If you are heading north to Noosa, head up Hastings St and visit Leesa at Lamington.
But if you love shopping online, you can find me at: www.littleeadie.com
So very inspiring don’t you think? I truly love getting to know super creative and talented local girls here in Brisbane. Little Eadie clutches are a the statement piece you need to have in your wardrobe right now. You may not stop at one! I am already pining over this one. They are the perfect Summer, night or day and would make a very special christmas gift. I can’t thank Kirsten enough for sharing a little about herself with Barbara-George!
Just a reminder, all of the details are available in the answer above if you are interested in getting your hands on one of these clutches.
Love Barb x
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Photography by the lovely Jade from Seven Silver Swans