Saturday, March 24, 2012

I LOVE my customers! They ask for such silly things....!

Hey all!

So I've gotten yet another custom sewn request that was a bit on the odd side :)

Around Festivus time last year (for all you people that dont know what Festivus is feel free to Google it....
it's right around Christmas time), I got a rather silly request from a customer to make sewn up scalloped potatoes to bring as a gift to the Festivus feast. There is a short story about that here.
Here are a couple of photos of how they turned out:

If these were real scalloped potatoes, cooked not sewn, they would be all dried out &
burnt! Luckily Im married to a man that loves to cook and is actually great at it and I can sew!!!
So, seeing as how I absolutely love a good challenge and love odd requests even more, I was excited when I got a custom request from a different person from that same group of friends.
This time it was for a person within the group that cant stand cheese! 

Cheese?! I LOVE cheese!! 
If I could I would put it on everything and buy fancy cheeses all the time :)

She said the stinkier the better, possibly a pillow? 
After much brainstorming, I decided to make a cheese platter with a few different types of 
cheeses on it. It is all hand sewn, except for the holy cheese and crackers!
So without further ado......

The Cheese!!

So I've included a circle of brie cheese with 2 triangle pieces cut out of it, 
a hunk of stinky blue cheese, 4 slices of holy swiss (I know its not usually yellowy orange, but we needed some color!) and 5 crackers complete with sesame seeds on top for added detail!
I didnt realize until after it was picked up that I didnt take a picture of the back of the plate... It is a white fleece and in the middle I hand sewed my TH logo just like a makers mark stamp :)

Showing all pieces are separate

That was so fun to make! I cant wait to see what custom requests I get to do next!

For now, I'm finishing a few other ones for people, pillows of a lovely ladies' dog and a couple requested character stuffies and trying to get myself all stocked up so I can do the handmade market next week!
I better get back to it... A lot of work to catch up on!!

Thanks for reading! I always appreciate comments!


  1. This is hillarious! WHo knew people could request these things and who knew you could deliver?? Funny! And Creative!
    Stopping by from the hop

  2. This turned out SO wonderful! I basically gave her very little input, so she had to brainstorm and come up with this unforgettable piece! It really was a highlight last night and I am so thankful for it. My wheels are already turning with how many wonderful and strange things that I can add to our collection!!

    Thank you again!

  3. This is so fun! I, too, am a big fan of cheese. They just opened a grilled cheese sandwich cafe nearby, my fave: gruyere w/ green apple slices - mmm!

    My husband despises cheese, however. It would be hilarious to give this to our little girl (if we had one) for pretend play. She would get such a kick serving it to him.

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  4. Aw, I'm so glad you love it! It makes me so happy to hear :)
    It really is my favorite though when people are vague, that way I can just let creativity flow and just do what comes to me!

    Mrs. Sanchez - That sounds soooo yummy! now I need to try that one for sure, apples are another favorite snack of mine!

  5. Oh my goodness, those requests are too funny! And look tasty!!

    Welcome to the blog world, I am less than 6 months old myself and find it incredible all of the blogging possibilities. Glad to have found you. :)

  6. OMG! That is so cool! It took me a minute to realize it was fabric! Great job! Thanks for linking to Sew Crafty Saturday! Can't wait to see what you share next week!

  7. Haha, wow! That definitely is an odd request! But you did an awesome job making the cheeses! Thanks for linking up to the Cutesy Monday link party!