so, you know how i gamble on eBay auctions and have found some real gems? sometimes i'm not so lucky, and i recently got an amazonia garden party with cracked and nasty-looking amazonia . . . clever seller must have treated it with silicone just before taking the auction pix. the leather and the inside are in great shape, though. of course i COULD do the whole paypal dispute thing, but the seller is in france and i haven't had great luck with international paypal disputes in the past. the bag wasn't horribly expensive (about 500 bucks), and i have this crazy idea of trying to do something with it instead of returning it. i'm going to cover up the amazonia -- the question is, with what? i don't want to use leather -- seems like sacrelige to put non-hermes leather on an hermes bag. so i'm thinking either hermes scarves (would likely need some batting and quilting), or vintage obi material. i'm hoping i end up with something that looks like one of those custom pieces they have in the windows. so what do you think -- scarf or obi? i'd love to hear your suggestions if you have an idea for something else to use.