Ever since the last time we made fabric from Adelaide's art, periodically she'll slip me a piece of watercolor paper with "this might make a good fabric, don't you think?". In fact, there is an entire folder in my studio of Adelaide's "this might make a good fabric" art. A month ago, I pulled one out, scanned it, cleaned it up just a bit in Photoshop and sent it off to Spoonflower to surprise Adelaide with some more of her very own fabric. She was thrilled when it showed up - a bit of Kona Cotton and some Linen-Cotton Canvas. Sweetly, the first thing she wanted to make was something for her sister. So we worked together on a dress - (yes, another) from the Geranium pattern. She chose just the right buttons and proudly gave it to her little sister. "A horsie dress for you!!" she declared, and suddenly I realized that the gift was entirely connected to Adelaide's ongoing efforts to nurture a love of horses in her little sister, which by all accounts appears to be working.
She saved the linen-cotton fabric for something for herself. She's been perusing patterns, and piling up ribbons and buttons for a few days. She'll periodically switch them out for something else, as she gets closer to deciding just what it is we're going to make with it. Whatever it is will be wonderful, I am certain, with her very own horse fabric. And I will absolutely love and cherish making it with her.