August Artist of the Month- Maranda Lee
Posted on August 01 2018
After my first child was born, I wore my diaper bag proudly slung over my shoulder like a badge of membership into my new club of mommyhood. After 2 years, I found myself longing for a smaller bag that was stylish and expressed my personality. I drooled over my non-mommy friend's cute little purses and wished I could carry something similar but I still needed a place to put diapers, bottles, sippy cups, snacks, etc. So after the birth of my second son in 2009, I stitched up a bag with lots of pockets and unknowingly gave birth to Maranda Lee Design! Every item is inspired by my own journey through motherhood and collaborating with other women learning what they like in a bag! My collection has grown from larger diaper bag styles and baby accessories to include smaller messenger style, sling bags, backpacks, and satchels as well as a wide selection of smaller zipper pouches and clutches! In 2014 we welcomed our daughter giving me further inspiration to create adorably functional gear to keep mom and baby in style all year round! Shortly after that, I moved my studio to Main Street in Livingston where you can stop in and see the creative chaos in action! When I'm not in the studio sewing, you'll likely find me playing with my 3 kids, running with my fourth child/dog Ziggy or watching reruns of Friday Night Lights with the love of my life or baking apple pies! Thank you to all of my devoted customers who have supported me on this journey and enjoy using their Maranda Lee Bags!