Wednesday has rolled around again and I’m excited to introduce you to our Designer of the Week; Tania from Mooi Handmade! Tania makes covetable creations using genuine leathers and modern fabrics. Check out our review below and make sure you enter our giveaway to win a beautiful Mooi Handmade bag.
Tania’s handcrafted bags, totes, wallets, and satchels are impeccable quality. They’re made with love, care, and attention to detail, from the choice of fabrics to the lining and finishing.
The bag that we are reviewing today is made from supple brown leather and heavy linen that has been hand screen printed with teal peacocks (from Thea & Sami). It features a removable linen and leather strap for easy conversion to a clutch, lovely mustard and blue birdie fabric lining, and a magnetic stud closure.
This is a versatile and stylish piece that will mix and match seamlessly with your wardrobe, whether you’re dressing it up for a night out, or heading out for Christmas Day lunch.
The verdict… the perfect way to spoil yourself this Christmas!
Tania launched Mooi Handmade in 2013 after many years of dreaming about what she would design or create one day when she ‘got around to it’. She explains, “That day happened last year when I was looking at my fabric stash thinking I really need to start using this! Soon after, a clutch was born! I started sourcing designer fabrics and leathers and I haven’t stopped since”.
‘Mooi’ is a dutch word meaning beautiful. Tania says, “Growing up with dutch parents ‘Mooi’ was a common word used around our house. I thought the meaning was appropriate and I like the sound of it”… we concur!
Tania is mum to 4 year old Willow and 2 year old Hunter. She loves working with leather, and draws her inspiration from everywhere and anywhere, but especially magazines, Pinterest and Instagram.
Tania says, “As each bag is unique, it’s always exciting to see how the bag will turn out when it’s finished. Sometimes it’s just a certain colour combination that I see or a shape that catches my eye. The start of one of my pieces usually begins with a certain piece of leather or fabric and takes off from there to see what other colours or design features will work with it”.
Here’s three fun facts about Tania (in her own words):
I worked on a kibbutz in Israel for 3 months then travelled around the Middle East.
I love, LOVE jersey caramels
I had home births for both of my children
At Mooi Handmade you’ll find a range of original and uniquely designed clutches, handbags and market bags made from genuine leathers and high quality fabrics. Check out the collection via Madeit, or join Tania on Facebook for all the latest news.
Would you like to win the beautifully handcrafted Teal Peacock Handbag pictured above? To enter, simply visit Mooi Handmade and tell us which other item you adore! Please submit your entry through the Rafflecopter widget below. You can also score extra entries into the prize draw by joining us on Facebook or tweeting about the giveaway. Winner announced on 18 December, 2014.