Update: see the tutorial here.
The first ones were originally made for my husband, but ended up being gifted to someone else a few days before the big day.
So I made these ones for him instead:
Yikes... you can see I rushed this one a bit...
That was a fun, fast project. I am preparing a tutorial... stay tuned!
From Bahamas with Love
Did you notice the batik fabric in the first two tags plus one of my husband's? I have a nice story to share about those.
Remember, in my last post, I bragged about the beautiful Liberty fabric my husband brought home from London on his last trip before Christmas. His previous trip? The Bahamas. Yes, I know...
I had forgotten to look up fabric stores before he left, so one night, he was out for drinks and mentioned to the bartender that he normally buys fabrics for his wife, and asked him where he could find some. The bartender replied that there was no fabric store nearby, but he got someone to tend the bar for him, went home and returned a few minutes later with a bag full of scraps. These scraps:
I assume the scraps belong to his wife. Apparently, their house is "full of scraps". I am not quite sure whether she knows about his giving away scraps to random strangers... He told my husband the fabrics were local, so I looked it up, and sure enough, they are made by Androsia. Here's the blurb from their website:
Androsia is a batik fabric-and-clothing manufacturing enterprise located on the island of Andros in the Bahamas. It uses the Environmental Beauty of the Bahamas for inspiration in its print designs and brilliant colours.I don't normally go for batiks, but I love the story of how they came in my possession, and I think they are pretty cool. I am thinking about making a little something for my husband to take with him and give them when he returns, hopefully without getting the generous bartender in trouble.
What should I make? Suggestions welcome!