Friday 23 July 2010

A custom order for where?

A lovely reader contacted me a couple of weeks ago asking if I could make up some things for her daughters birthday and would it be OK to ship the to French Guiana! How exciting! I knew where French Guiana was thanks for several really long bus journeys in South America and nothing to read but the Lonely Planet but I didn't know anything about the country itself. It was a bit of a rush job since we had no idea how long it would take the parcel to get there since it has to go via France. Vanessa really liked this Japanese doll fabric but I didn't have enough to make the whole bag from it so I teamed it with some quilted linen which gave it some structure too, turned out rather sweet.
 I also made a set of story telling people, I love the little girls crazy curly hair, and there was a pack of felt  food too but I forgot to photograph that. I made all this lot in the middle of making Ebi-kuns cake so the house was chaos with little people drying, half sewn bag, felt food and a castle cake in the works, just a minute, my house is always that sort of chaos.
I was a bit worried about the parcel making it there in time but it got there in 7 days, from Japan to France then France to French Guiana - amazing.

Some French Guiana facts...

  • It is an overseas region of France.
  • It is split into two regions, the coastal area and the rain forest.
  • The main industries are fishing, mining for gold and timber and the Guiana Space Centre. 
  • Cayenne pepper is named after the capital of French Guiana
  • Arawak Indians and Caribs were early inhabitants of French Guiana.

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