Friends of Walgrove Elementary School – Friends of Walgrove's Sweet 16th Annual Auction
Auction Ends: Mar 20, 2022 10:00 PM PDT



Item Number
Estimated Value
$180 USD
$80 USD to jma4b254a
Number of Bids
6  -  Bid History

Item Description

Donated by Lola y Tula, owned by Walgrove mom, Gardenia Woodhams-Roberts!


Our leather 'Isa' backpack is the perfect piece when you need to carry more than just the essentials. This handmade bag is our roomiest accessory yet both lightweight and sturdy, giving you enough space, hands-free and on the go. Sustainably made by a family of leather artisans in Guanajuato Mexico. 


  • 100% leather
  • Dimensions: H 12' x W 12' X D 5'
  • Adjustable leather straps
  • Exterior snap pouch
  • Interior zip pouch
  • Unlined interior
  • Magnet closure with buckle
  • Made by hand, may have unique flaws


My grandmothers were beautiful, loving, daring, and pillars of strength. Lola and Tula came from two very different places in Mexico. One North, the other South. Lola, with her darker skin, her hair coarse and white, an obvious trait of her indigenous Huichol ancestry, from the state of Nayarit. Tula, with a face like porcelain, a mother to children who freckled in the sun, more European, from the state of Sonora close to the American border. These women worked, were breadwinners, homeowners, and leaders among their family and community. They defied expectations. This site, in a small but meaningful way, serves to remember their spirit, and being part of their legacy is an honor.

I've lived in many places... Arizona, Spain, Ireland, and New York, but it's California that's become my home. Creativity, travel, and adventure are what have motivated me throughout my life. Spanish was my first language and I am a first-generation American, the proud daughter of two of the hardest working immigrants from Mexico. I play classical piano, have memorized an insane amount of pop songs, dance involuntarily throughout the day, and make a mean Margarita. I'm the mother of two blonde, beautiful babies who inspire me constantly and exhaust me regularly.


I have worked with some of the most prestigious brands in Fashion, but have found greater rewards explaining to a first-time customer, how an indigenous artist uses a backstrap loom to make her dress. What started off as a passion to share what I loved about Mexico, with our first pair of huaraches sold to friends and family, has now grown into a shop offering an abundant collection of leather accessories and apparel.


LOLA Y TULA is a platform, a connection, a reminder, and a mirror... for my children and my abuelitas, te quiero.




Item Special Note

All orders are subject to a $.50 shipping and handling fee. This fee will be automatically added to your total purchase when the auction closes. Gift certificates will be sent via USPS or e-mailed if applicable. If you win an item and would like it mailed via certified insured mail, please email by March 24, 2022 and we will do so at your expense. If you would like to pick up an item, please contact us by March 24th, otherwise we will ship your item.

Larger items can be picked up in Los Angeles, CA or shipped at the winning bidder's expense via USPS Priority Mail. $9 for large envelopes, $16 for medium boxes, $22 for large boxes. Some items do not fit into these categories and you will be notified. We will try to use the smallest package size we can. We will insure packages when shipping; however, Friends of Walgrove is not responsible for items lost in the mail.

Walgrove Community: Pick up option is available. The pick-up date at Walgrove Elementary is Friday, March 25 8am-10am. Contact with questions.

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