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. “I’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 – 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!