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17 Jimmy Branch | 910.616.4388 • Kelly Strickland | 910.612.6537 Larisa Gadalla | 910.777.4882 • Michelle Clark | 910.367.9767 Wendy McElhinney | 910.515.5495 • Linda Woods | 910.233.8900 Allison Long | 910.520.5949 • Susan Snider | 910.622.4394 $85,000 to $245,000 Cranesbill Court lots: The Overlook at Trails End 7 Lots, each with 22-foot boat slip and lift 18 E. Oxford $2,750,000 Oceanfront and beautiful 101 Lees Cut $588,888 Wrightsville Beach with 30-foot slip $799,000 1601 Softwind Way Creekfront and private dock $565,656 1308 Edgewater Club Dr. #10 Waterfront with boat slip $439,500 3332 Bougainvillea Way Unbelievable backyard paradise with pool www.wrightsvillebeachmagazine.com WBM At first she photoshopped the images, but as time went on she liked the more authentic look and used the original plain index card with its blue lines and food stains. Everyone loved the gift. Family members whom she hadn’t talked to in ages called Vanderford to thank her. Most were ecstatic, but one disgruntled aunt called to complain that the recipe was a disaster. “I told her I couldn’t take credit for that and apologized for giving her a dud!” Vanderford says. The project of turning the custom fabric into tea towels is simple, she says. “If you cut a rectangle on paper, you can do it on fabric. Sewing a rectangle is pretty darn easy, too!” she says. The best part of the exercise for Vanderford was getting hold of her grandmother’s Shoo Fly Pie recipe, now immortalized on the tea towel. “It’s an old Pennsylvania Dutch recipe that my grandma passed down. I still have not been able to successfully make it,” she laughs. “But I have the recipe and I will always have it.” For newbies, Spoonflower makes it easy to test the waters by mak-ing up a swatch of the fabric. For those more advanced, it’s easy to fill one-of-a kind orders — a baby blan-ket in a certain color to match the baby’s room for example. It is a little more difficult, some artisans say, to keep profit margins healthy with these small orders, but some use Spoonflower as a stepping stone to bigger production runs elsewhere. Whether for a hobbyist or a suc-cessful entrepreneur, Spoonflower makes it easy to keep old memories new while making room for brand-new ones.


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