Ann Borrelli, Artist
Hi there, and thanks for being here! I'm Ann Borrelli and I love handmade and treasure the vintage. I'm a passionate decorator and I'm constantly changing and trying new things in my home as well as my life.
I made my first bag in 2007 - one thing led to another, and now I have many handbag collections! I love all fabric - old and new - and I have a passion for vintage and upcycling fabric into my bags. I have three fantastic daughters (all have a collection named for them!) and two sons-in-law! I have a wonderful husband who is always supporting and encouraging me...well, almost always!
I have to thank my mom, Pat Edelman for teaching me to sew, and encouraging me to be me. I thank all of you who have bought my bags and continue to support me. To all of you who believe in a handmade life...Thanks!
Handmade Fabric Handbags
Make a bold fashion statement with a one-of-a-kind handmade fabric handbag from Whimsical Designs by Ann!
All of my handbag designs combine timeless textiles with vintage and modern fabrics, and are embellished with lace, ribbons, braids, velvet, silk flowers, and fabulous trims. My goal is to put a smile on your face and make you a repeat customer. A woman can never have enough purses!
As of 2016 I have seventeen collections, and a new one will be announced after my second granddaughter is born.
To learn more about Ann, see Upcoming Shows.