I live in place that has a lot of dental and medical students as well as medical residents. Over the years I have met some pretty incredible people who have moved in and have been blessed enough to have made some amazing friends with them as well. I was really blessed three and a half years ago when one of these medical resident families moved in across the street. The whole family was cool (but especially the wife, Lacey) and my kids soon became fast friends with their kids. My 5 year old thought their house was his second home and they treated him as one of their own. As what tends to happen with all students and residents...they finally get a job or go on to more schooling and have to move away. This wonderful family has moved on to a job with the Air Force on the other side of of the states and as much as I am happy for their progress, I am sad to have been left here without them. This friend was the guinea pig for all my new projects and sometimes I would just hang them on her door for her to find -making myself at home to her wreath hanger. I made this tote for her for her birthday a few weeks ago and hope that she knows just how much she is missed. The tote is made from the same brown corduroy I used in the dress and fabric from Amy Butler that I have had in my stash for a long time (awaiting the perfect project). The fabric flower is removable and was made using this tutorial from Wise Craft.