March 16, 2012

Creative Friday with Alexbender

The other week we visited the very talented bag designer Alex from Alexbender. She makes these awesome little handmade bags and my favourite items are definitely the little party bags. They are the perfect size for a good night out on the town! So definitely check out her etsy store! and thanks to Alex for taking the time to meet with us and share some of her wise words:)

Alexbender                              Photo: Michael Dooney

Where are you from?

I grew up in a little village north of munich and I live in Berlin a little more than 4 years now

What is your art/craft and where can we find it?

I am an accessories designer and a dress maker. I sell my products mainly leather goods on the internet and a shop in berlin and nuernberg. You can find more pictures about me and my work on my blog . Apart from designing and sewing my third passion is photography.

What are the positives in buying handmade items?

Its very personal you know who made it most of the time and if you buy it online you often have contact with the person making it. I think thats great!! It much better to support small buisness instead of big sweat shops. Although often it is more unique and special

Where do you find inspiration?

Everywhere just walking around absorbing things surrounding me. Love to spend a lot of time in nature that gives me a lot of power for new ideas. Apart from that I love photography, music and dancing.

What motivates you to create?

I am driven being creative my whole life so I dont need a specific motivation. The passion to create comes from deep inside and I just love my sewing machine so much.

What encouraging words/advice would you give to someone who is interested in sparking their creativity?
Just do whatever you like dont follow any rules.
Everyone is creative it is just hard to start sometimes.
If you think you are not creative be paitent it might take some time to learn but If you continue training you can learn whatever craft or art you would like to !!

Alexbender etsy
Alexbender blog


  1. My dear,
    I found your blog by chance, while peeking others and I decided to check it out! I’m glad I did it, because I am really delighted with yours. It's beautiful, well structured, interesting… and it has completely got me hooked. I think we're going to get along just fine! ;) I’m your new follower and I’d be very pleased if you like my blog enough to follow it as well!
    I wish you lots of success and will surely come back often

  2. We adore these purses. They all look lovely.

    Much love from the SABO SKIRT girls!
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