The Stirrup Handbag

The Stirrup Handbag

You may have already seen the Stirrup handbag for sale over in my online shop. Its design had been swimming around in my mind for a little while. You should have gathered from the website, by now, that all my items are handmade using traditional saddler skills and techniques. With this in mind, I thought it would be nice to show you how I made this bag. The Design Usually I get a design for a new product pop into my head when I am doing something totally unrelated to work. In this case I had the stirrup handbag come to mind when I was cleaning my horse's saddle. I was removing the stirrup irons from their leathers ready to give them all a good clean, when whilst holding the irons in my hand. The idea of being able to hold the irons through the stirrup leather's hole came to me. When I had a moment to myself, I quickly sketched out the design in my...
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Launching The Saddle Keyring

Launching The Saddle Keyring

If you followed my social media stories last weekend, you will have witnessed the launching of my Saddle Keyring. To be honest it was a fluke product, that developed through desperation. Inspiration At my very first leather workshop at Saddlers Den, we made a saddle-shaped keyring with a Saddler's Den pin attached. I loved it and still have it to this day. Since then I've always wanted to make my own. However, I knew it had to be different and I wanted it more detailed. I just couldn't get a design to stick in my head. Choosing The Right Leather Knowing that this product could not be made from Sedgwick Bridle Leather. I was determined to find a British equivalent of Russet Tooling leather. Whilst on Lockdown... So, whilst on lockdown, with little income coming in. It seemed the right time to look at how I can produce something new. Something that still challenges me and is able to be sold for a profit, yet still, affordable...
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5 Mother’s Day Gifts Perfect For Horsey Mums

5 Mother’s Day Gifts Perfect For Horsey Mums

Mother's day will soon be upon us, with it falling on Sunday 22nd March this year. If like me, your mum does not have an equestrian bone in her body then getting her some chocolates or flowers, for instance, could be just fine. However, if you have a horsey mum who has absolutely everything she needs for herself and her horse, then I guarantee I have something you could surprise her with below. Gift Ideas Personalised Leather Bracelet This simple gift idea can be made extra special by having your mum's name or initials stamped into the leather. BUY NOW Stirrup Keyring An original design by the lady saddler, this strong and eye catching accessory to your keys is a must for all horsey mums. You can even make it more personal by having your mum's initials stamped in between the stirrup iron. BUY NOW Gift Vouchers Gift Vouchers are a great alternative if you know your mum would prefer something more bespoke and made to...
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My Top 5 Valentines Gift Ideas

My Top 5 Valentines Gift Ideas

In just over two weeks, some of us (including me), will be waiting in anticipation for a valentines gift off our loved one, or anyone if you're not fussy lol 🤣🙈. I thought I'd share my five favourite items I would like, not particularly for Valentines but any time (Lyndon!? hint, hint!) You may find some of these ideas appealing if so, feel free to share this post. The Lady Saddler OK, so this is a shameless plug of my own business but why not? I genuinely love what I have created here. The new colour, London Tan is divine and I love to pair it with my blue jeans and the mustard jumper I got for Christmas. Why wouldn't I want to share it with you?! The Stirrup Collection is currently made up of a unique 3/4" width leather belt with a stirrup iron as a buckle and a 5" leather keyring embellished with a stirrup iron. Available in four different colours and a...
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