for my best customer…

Actually, she’s my only customer.  Her name is Amanda and I met her in ’03 when we worked together at a Belgian patisserie in the little town of Kent, CT.  When we weren’t enrobing chocolates (looking like Lucy and Ethel I must add), we were listening to Iron & Wine, baking eating Madelienes, imitating our interesting bosses, and making each other laugh hysterically. 

Since I moved to Virginia, we only see each other maybe once a year- but we talk on a very regular basis.  Oh, and she was the recipient of my first Awesome Bag.  Lately, those talks have been about fabric- since Amanda has “ordered” some things.  This bag is a birthday gift for a friend of hers…Naturally, she gets a friendly discount.

The solids are Kona cotton in charcoal and artichoke.  The print is Amy Butler.

The strap is adjustable on one side… the vintage buttons were part of the yard sale score from a month ago. 

Amanda also requested a nursing cover for her friend who is also expecting a baby soon.  Again, I used Prudent Baby’s tutorial for this.  It’s so quick to make.  I hope Amanda and her friend like these goods!

I’ve really been into bag making- here’s a colorful tote that is sturdy and roomy…

I repurposed a dress for the pocket- the fabric looks like a watercolor- and it looks much better as a pocket.  Once when I wore the dress, Caroline told me I looked like I was going to Sunday School.  She was totally right- I never wore it again!  It has also been repurposed into a swim cover up for Ellery last year…

 Just goes to show, you can find lots of usable fabric in your own closet!

 Hope you’re all enjoying your Summer…

This is our favorite way to beat the heat.

- Erin