|Coffee Bag Wallet Selection|
|Artisan Mary and DJ|
DJ and I ended up having a nice conversation with Mary, the designer/maker of the wallets, which are produced from various repurposed food and coffee bags and other recycled materials. The wallet DJ had had been covered with material from a former Dance Alive costume which made it extra special! Mary said the wallets were very labor-intensive which is why she only makes about 2 or 3 a week, but they were all really cool and really unique. She said that she sold four the day before Valentine's Day, so they obviously make great gifts and I'm already scheming on who I'm going to give them to. She even said she would set up a gift certificate system with the bike shop so I could just buy the gift certificates and let folks come to the shop and pick out their own.
After DJ started getting restless (mostly because Mary and I started chatting about sewing and construction) we finished up and headed back home. I was abandoned midway down our street so DJ could help his buddy haul some paving stones down to where they're building their fort (his buddy's grandmothers home site down the street). At least we got to spend a little time together on a beautiful, spring-like Gainesville morning.