I think it was last August last year, I was on a bus heading back to my house in Malindi and the girl sitting next to me had a beautiful purse. She was really sweet and I asked her where she bought it. She said that she designed it and had them made for sale. She was headed to a costume design interview so she was able to show me pictures of dresses and other things she designs. I got her number and a month later ordered five bags. Unfortunately, as is common in Kenya, things don't always go the way you want. Things don't always get done in a timely manner and sometimes situations start to seem pretty fishy. The few days before I left in February I was desperately trying to figure out a way to get the bags but it just didn't work out.
So I decided to make my own! I made them bigger - more like a weekend bag, and used lots of bright fabrics - lots of Kaffe! I might change a few things if I make any more (I have enough fabric cut for 10!) but I'm very happy with the way this one turned out and it will be going to Portland with me!