Monday, June 10, 2013


- Rhodes, June 2012 -

It's time for my wonderful, beloved bag again! I am the lucky owner of an amazing hand crafted bag by Joan. I SO love this bag, and not "just" because it's one-of-a-kind and there is no-one else in the world having the same... I always feel like it's "alive", because I can feel the love and craftmanship which was put into this bag. There is so much love in this little bag. I love its little loving, handstitched details, I love the textures and colors, I love its totally unique quality. It fits my style so well... somewhere between bohemian, girlie and fairy-tale. I think that this bag and I were made for each other. Yes, it's a match made in heaven :) In spite of its girlie appearance, this bag is a high-quality piece made with high skill and haute-couture quality. Each detail is a piece of art in itself, the inner lining matching the outside in beauty and craftmanship. Besides being the most wonderful soul and doing amazing work in her cat sanctuary on Syros, Greece, Joan is a talented artist and has been a successful textile and accessories designer back in her Danish days -- her work being featured in magazines and carried by celebrity shops. But since she and her husband have chosen this little Greek island as their permanent home, Joan has found her true life path in helping cats in need. She is the most GENEROUS soul ever, and I feel so thankful for knowing her and for being able to call her my friend. A kindred soul for sure. If you don't know her yet, please read her heartmoving stories on her wonderful blog God's Little People.

- Syros, Greece, photo Joan Bowell -

- Turin, June 2013 -


God's Little People said...

Sweetest Anna
Thanks so much for your kind and loving words.
The bag simply couldn't have found a better home and its as if you were already intuitively in my mind when it was made... I had SUCH a great creative and loving time making it! All the hours put into it is all made up by your love for the bag! Thanks so much - this post truly makes me SO happy!! - and you look so sweet wearing it.
Kisses from all the kitties and me ;-)

Annuk said...

My sweetest Joan :)
your happiness adds more joy and smiles in wearing this little jewel, which really SHOWS the tons of love you put into it!!!
All my love to you and the little ones :)

syros2js said...

Your bag is very-very nice!!!
I think that me and Joan have to meet sometime: We live in the same place and we share the love for kitties, as well!
Have a lovely week, Annuk!!!

Kirsti said...

Laukku on todella kaunis ja huolellisesti tehty. Kauniita yksityiskohtia kukista ja helmistä:)

PanicaLab said...

Your bag really looks lovely!! And so beautifully made!!

ariadne said...

Beautiful bag! I feel like that about my cross stitched and handmade winter bag from the Dutch sisters!AriadnefromGreece!

DIMI said...

You look so preety as well as your beautiful bag too!!Great work and very beautiful colours!!!Have a lovely week Annuk mou!!Filakia to you Zoe and Lilli!!!

Annuk said...

Thank you Joanna! :)
YES, I definitely think you should meet Joan!!!!
Have a lovely week, my friend! Filakia!!!

Thank you Kirsti! :)
The details make it so very special!

Thank you Dominika!
It indeed is a little jewel!

Thank you Ariadne! :)
I remember that bag and I remember I loved it!

Thank you Dimi mou!!! :)
Have a wonderful week, my friend! We are sending you polla filakia!!!

Hilde said...

What a lovely bag, very pretty and unique!! Great photo of you too, Anna :)

JuanitaTortilla said...

Those orange accents on the bag are so you, Anna. This precious bag definitely found the right owner with the right match.
I believe I heard of God's Little People blog from you , via the Christmas cards promotion. How incredible it must be to give up a former life path and pursue something entirely new and probably closer to the true self!

Annuk said...

Thank you Hilde!!! :)

Thank you Juanita! :)
What you say is so true! :D And YES, you heard of Joan and God's Little People through me back then :) I love what Joan is doing, and I do admire her heart's mission and new life path, which she has found in helping those poor little babies in need.

Hanne Bente said...

Hello Anna
Your bag is unique - I love it.
Wishing you and Zoe a good day :) Hugs Hanne Bente


Your bag is so beautifull!I love it and it has great colours and details on the front!Have a lovely day!

Annuk said...

Thank you Hanne Bente! :)
Have a lovely day! Hugs :)

Thank you Spyridoula! :)
I love it so much! :) Filakia!!!

Funky Monkey said...

This bag is really a unique piece of art... well done Joan, congratulations!
And you, my dear friend... you look gorgeous!! It was a great pleasure for me to see you in this beautiful photo.
Lots of kisses!

Annuk said...

Thank you, dear Elli! :D
Lots of love to you!!! Filakia!

Nancy said...

such a cute bag! And you look so sweet with all those flowers, Anna! :)

Annuk said...

Thank you Nancy! :)
And I love your changing photo-avatars! :)

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Anna,
What a lovely tribute to our mutual friend and indeed, a kindred spirit. She is SO very talented. Had to enlarge the photo with those hand crafted perfect pansies. You wear that bag very well and you yourself look lovely too and are equally talented!
Such a joy to read each other.

purpleleath said...

Annoula mou, you're so beautiful wearing this amazing bag Joan made!!!! Her work truly deserves your wonderful presentation and she deserves your loving friendship!!! You're such a sweetheart!!!

Annuk said...

Thank you so much, dear Mariette!
Joan is indeed such a wonderful person and friend, and it's such a joy to share her amazing work. Such a joy to read each other, Mariette :)

Thank you Maraki mou! :)
You are such a sweetheart yourself, and what a joy to share the admiration for Joan's wonderful work helping furry babies in need!!!!

Pesky Cat Designs said...

A beautiful bag and a beautiful lady!

Annuk said...

Thank you Elisa!!! :)

Anonymous said...

I always find that the things which were hand crafted always have more meaning and it is almost like they have a sense of purpose. It is as though the crafter leaves a part of themselves with what they are working on, in this case your bag. I love the color.

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Annuk said...

That is indeed so true... Thanks for stopping by :)

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