I’d like to introduce you to my assistant. This is Dinah, she’s ten years old. She likes cakes and ice cream, tormenting her sister and kisses between the ears, and she dislikes rustling carrier bags, the vacuum cleaner and going outside alone.

Today, she’s been helping me to photograph a new handbag.

I think this one’s called Ylva. It’s not ready yet, but it’s nearly there. It’s a mix of hemp and organic cotton, held together with silk hand stitches. I can’t decide if it needs a little block printed detail on the flap… or maybe some hand embroidery?

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