Friday, October 4, 2013
Custom Project: Jen's Hawaiian Bear
My jewelry-making friend, Jennifer, asked for a custom bear for her boyfriend's not-yet-born grandchild. She said they had discussed it and he had a particular fabric in mind that had to be sent from Hawaii.
I'm expecting vivid florals, hibiscus and orchids and whatnot, but what I got was plaid.
Explanation: palaka is a Hawaiian woven fabric, traditionally done in this dark blue and white. Who knew? It was used for workers' clothing, and was very long-wearing and durable.
That also sounds good for a baby gift. I'll accent it with white feet and ears, and felt eyes since it's for a little person.