Sunday Stash #72 – Personal Shopping with Molli Sparkles

Last week I received an Instagram (molli_sparkles) message from my friend Serena (sewgiving). Her husband was on a business trip to Sydney, and she came to me asking for advice on where she should send him to go shopping for her. Bless. You see, she’s on the other side of the country in Perth, the remotest, capital city in the world. Sourcing fabric can be a tad difficult. Plus, even when she orders it from overseas, it has to travel a bazillion miles to get to her. True story: I once sent a package to London and Perth on the same day, and the one going to London got there first!
I recommended The Remnant Warehouse, as it would be a pretty easy trek for her husband from the city. “Iā€™m trying to build up some fabric for my Gypsy wife quilt. I’m thinking jewel colours, velvety rich tones, grapes, eggplants, sea greens, sapphire blues, deep, rich, and vibrant ā€“ poor guy would be out of his depth in such a big place. I suddenly feel cruel!” Well, of course, I was heading to The Remnant Warehouse, and told her I would happily make a bundle for her! 
It was a world of joy walking through the shop pulling bolts here and there. What I settled on was some Denyse Schmidt, Anna Maria Horner, Tula Pink, and Sandy Gervais that I think compliment each other beautifully. I thought about just taking the fabric and running, but well, Serena seems like the type of person that would track me down for her fabric! If anyone else wants to engage in some Personal Shopping with Molli Sparkles, I’m open for business!

18 Responses

  1. One Wee Bird says:

    You should be very careful offering your services …quilty people are ruthless when bargain fabric is dangled willy nilly like that in front of their noses LOL….loooove the triangle goodness coming from your Kimono fabric and cerise/pink colour shots are perfection!

  2. Am L says:

    What a nice friend! Beautiful bundle. How are your many projects coming along?

  3. Fran says:

    What a lovely story!

  4. Great fabric choices, even if they're not for you. I really must make the trek to The Remnant Warehouse.

  5. charlotte says:

    What a great friend you are. Maybe you can become a personal fabric shopper when you retire. Wouldn't that be a great job?

  6. Katy Cameron says:

    Oh wouldn't that be a fun day job? Definitely preferable to those that have to do the clothes personal shopping, no nasty builder's bums or muffin tops

  7. The bundle you selected is gorgeous! She's one lucky lady to have such a good friend.

  8. I want to come shopping with you! Great finds!

  9. That sounds like a fun gig, if you can get it. Nice bundle :)

  10. Mara says:

    When I come to Australia I am definitely calling you up so we can go shopping together and you can pull fabric for me.

  11. Anita C says:

    What a nice guy you are, but we all ready knew that didn't we….

  12. What a great service you provided! And great selections – hope she loves them : )

  13. Katherine says:

    What a gorgeous bundle you put together for Serena!

  14. Gorgeous bundle! That is so awesome that you do personal shopping! What a good friend!

  15. Wow… that's a fantastic bundle you have created! Lovely!

  16. Sooli says:

    Are you telling me that you went to a fabric shop and only bought fabric for somebody else and none for yourself? Wow, what restraint!

  17. Gina says:

    Well, Serena was very lucky! I too live in Perth……say no more…….I too need a personal shopper. Mmmm ! ( I'm friends with Serena too and she kept this little shopping splurge a secret .)

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