I do quite a few custom orders and every once in a while people will send me the source fabric to sew or items to embroider. Sometimes it is a tote bag, jacket or apron to embroider, and sometimes it is t-shirts or a special fabric for a quilt. This Christmas I met a nice woman via Etsy who lives in NYC and sent me a bunch of different fabrics to make a series of items – needle cases, wine totes, tote bags and some knitting needle cases. It was a fun order to make, except for one fabric she sent.
I didn’t photograph all of her fabric, although I should have, as she has really interesting and eclectic taste. I am guessing she is a collector as well as one of her fabrics that I made sewing needle cases from is an Alexander Henry novelty print from about 15 years ago. Wow! Look at those cacti.
Unfortunately I was late getting her order to her as I had unexpected oral surgery and it knocked me out, which is a bummer as I really enjoyed talking to her and sewing for her. I hope I have the chance to again.