Made by hand in my UK home studio, Ellie’s Treasures’ accessories are individually designed, inspired by my love of colour and mixed media. A self taught creative, I enjoy art in many forms – traditional, tactile, photography, pencil drawing and Kawaii themed cuteness.
An avid collector of pretty embellishments from ribbons to buttons, charms to mini beads, I have become a hoarder of fabric and washi tapes too! Having been fortunate enough to inherit stunning batik from the Far East and pretty vintage materials, I use these alongside new and recycled small print fabric scraps and trims to create my items.
The enjoyment of hand sewing is just the tip of the iceberg for me; I find the entire process from start to finish exciting and fulfilling. Picking a detailed charm or button, selecting the felt, sourcing complementary fabrics and dabbling with different decorative enhancements before carefully hand sewing each item to produce a unique mini textile art accessory, keeps me and Ellie’s Treasures on our creative path.
I feel there is something very lovely about an item made by hand. May be it’s the notion that it’s unique and carefully finished, perhaps a little uneven in places, and always the knowledge that no two items will be exactly the same.
© Ellie’s Treasures 2009-2018