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Feeling Autumnal

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Feeling Autumnal

This is my favourite time of the year. Mostly for the colours. All those gorgeous hues of rich reds and burnt orange. I love that the California sun has lost some of its ferocity and there's, fingers crossed, rain on the horizon. I can't stop smiling as we drive past fields of pumpkins near Half Moon Bay, and the front porches in my neighbourhood are a feast for the eyes, a harvest festival of gourds of all shapes and sizes.   My own front porch complete with orange lovelies. And my gorgeous wine cork wreath:-)   Our dining room is the perfect colour...

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FabMo Fabric Art Boutique is this weekend!

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FabMo Fabric Art Boutique is this weekend!

It's that time of year again. My studio is buzzing and I don't think I've ever been as messy, but I'd like to think it's organized chaos. I'm frantically preparing for the Boutique this weekend where I'll be exhibiting alongside about 50 other artists. All of our exhibits have been made from FabMo materials—textiles, wallpapers, ceramic and glass tiles...  Fabulous, hand-crafted, unique, repurposed creations! Tactile wool and silk and perfect for fall and winter. More lovely autumnal colours. Perfect for the holiday party. A totally unique market tote! A one-of-a-kind, gorgeous addition to your favourite pair of jeans.   If you'd like to come...

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My new Tapestry collection is launched this evening.

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My new Tapestry collection is launched this evening.

I've been working on this tactile, cozy, autumnal range for a little while now and I'm so thrilled to have it stocked at the super cool Terra Amico design studio which has its grand opening in Willow Glen, San Jose this evening. The local, family owned company specialize in custom furnishings using salvaged and reclaimed materials and my bags look so fabulous nestled amongst the rustic elegance.      I've been loving working in wool—the Mulberry Home fabrics are just gorgeous—and I'm bursting with ideas so the collection can grow.     Terra Amico will be open to the public on Saturday at 11am. Go have a peek...

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Hello and Welcome!

Maria Woods

Welcome to my little corner of the World Wide Web. It's all new and shiny and I'm loving being able to offer my stylish one-of-a-kind purses to the world! Please pop in to see what happens when an illustrator brings together unique color combinations, exquisite patterns, and fabulous textures to create an eclectic collection of gorgeous handbags. Make a statement and stand out in the crowd with one-of-a-kind wearable art!

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