Thanks everyone for your great comments for the giveaway. Two winners will be announced on Friday.
I received an e-mail that really touched me. It mentioned how little girls will remember their special outfits sewn with my fabrics. I get a lot of feedback from customers and some really kind comments about the fabric collections, but this one really moved me. My fabrics are mostly used for kid's clothing and accessories, but I haven't really made the connection to how kids are appreciating the fabrics. It got me thinking about some of my favorite outfits when I was young. Although it is not in the picture above (in which I am sporting a really cool boat print top!), I had a favorite rainbow dress. So here I am with my two best friends. Judy was my closest friend and the hunky guy with the great bangs is, well was, my very first boyfriend (I guess he went for taller girls). Are those plaid socks he is sporting? I believe they are.
Okay, so back to the rainbow dress. There was this great street game in New York called "Johnny May I Cross Your Golden River?" Basically it was like Mother May I? All the kids would line up on one side of the street and "Johnny" would stand on the other. You would ask one by one, "Johnny May I Cross Your Golden River?" Then "Johnny" would answer, "Only if you are wearing the color _______." Johnny would choose a random color (or a color his/her best friend was wearing) and if you were wearing the said color you got to take a giant step forward. Whoever reached "Johnny" first became the next "Johnny" and so on.
Well my dress had a criss cross plaid top part with a white skirt. It not only had every single color in it, it had every single variation of every single color. I not only had blue, I had turquoise and navy too. So, whenever I wore the dress, I always won the game. I had some other favorite dresses, one with strawberries embroidered all over it, and it would make me so happy when I wore it because I loved red food, seriously, any food that was red - tomatoes, cherries, strawberries, candy, red popsicles, juice drinks, and of course, red licorice.
I do hope little girls will remember their little owl, snail, or bird dresses with fond memories.
And here is a little extension to my above post. Of course, we can't forget the boys....and I didn't mean to exclude them.
I received a lovely e-mail about Lamir, pictured below, who is putting in a request to provide more animals for his fall outfits.
Here he is before his kindergarten musical looking mighty sharp in the Creatures and Critters chameleons. Thanks to his mom for sending the lovely e-mail and photo. Isn't he gorgeous?