My pile of orders is dwindling finally. Today I am making another turquoise Keller bag for a special order. This is the second bag out of this beautiful leather and I think I may have enough left for a smaller shoulder bag. The lining is a piece of wax cotton from the market in Kisumu, Kenya. To me, it evokes the Homa Hills around Lake Victoria and is a perfect lining for the turquoise leather. This bag will have a zipper pocket on the inside as well as one on the outside. You can see the beginnings of the bag above.
Last weekend in Montreal we attended several shows, one of which involved Immigrant Women Entrepreneurs. There were many great vendors there including Afriqua Wax. Here is what I brought home, 6 yards of Vlisco Wax Block Print. I love the complexity of the colours and the design and can already see it lining some new bags.