Exactly one week ago I contacted LeeAnn over at Froggylegs to inquire about making a pleated messenger bag for my upcoming trip to Hawaii. I knew it was a long shot since I leave on the 5th and that would give her approximately 1 week to make the bag and ship it to me and get it here on time but I had to ask anyway. I could have bought one on Etsy and had it in time, but I support the creative ladies I know and knew that LeeAnn would do a fabulous job.
Later that day I got an email back from LeeAnn telling me should could do it! I was beyond excited so we started collaborating. I told her I wasn't picky, but it turns out I was! I had very specific needs as I need to fit my laptop, my 7D body and 2 lenses in this bag. Plus whatever else I want to bring on the plane with me. She rolled with the punches though and created the most amazing pleated messenger bag. I love the functionality of messenger bags but they are pretty boring and dull, but this bag brings a whole new dimension to the world of messenger bags! Check it out!
The bag arrived on Friday (5 days from when I contacted LeeAnn!) and came all wrapped up so nicely.
Isn't the fabric amazing? We had issues finding something I liked on such short notice. But, LeeAnn was armed with what I wanted in mind and found this fabulous print. It is so stunning.
The pleat just might be my favorite part!
The inner lining. LeeAnn made this bag durable and strong, I will be carrying precious commodities in there afterall!
She added a divider to separate the camera and the laptop (brilliant) and 2 large pockets on either side for my chapstick, wallet and other small items. It closes nicely with magnetic snaps so it stays closed.
I used this bag yesterday on my shoot with a nine month old and it worked awesomely. It was comfortable, didn't get in my way and my stuff was easily accessible. I got my very first compliment too within minutes of arriving on site. This bag is clearly an awesome piece and LeeAnn did a great job. If you are in the need for a custom bag, or baby bedding go check LeeAnn out. She's quick and does a quality job. I would recommend her to everyone!