What a gorgeously wrapped parcel! Do you see the little index finger on the right hand side? My young Rosie has a thing at the moment for putting her finger in every photograph! LOL… Maybe she’ll grow up to be a hand model?
Jo was very innovative with how she chose her winners… she set up a spreadsheet with every comment she has received over the last couple of years and numbered them all – then used the random generator to choose two numbers. I think Jo deserves a gift for going to all that trouble for her friends… and one day I might just surprise her! *wink*!
And don’t you just love her bespoke labels?!
Thank you Jo! You’re a real Sweetie!!! :-)
Well, I have been fabric shopping again! I chose these fabrics for a special project I will be starting this week:
I had a picture in my mind of what I wanted and found the perfect fabrics in my local patchwork store, so I was rapt! The range is called Flower Sugar, from the Fancy Fabric Collection printed by Lecien. You can find it here.
Then I visited another store that had a “buy the end of the bolt and get 30% discount” and found this heavy weave in the curtain department:
There is just enough here to make a bag. I love looking at fabrics in the home-ware section - you can find cheap, canvas-like fabrics – which I love for bag-making. However, one thing to remember is that they’re not always of the highest quality, with having a low thread count. But so long as the seams of your project/s are all reinforced, I think they’re great. I plan to use this fabric to make this bag designed by Amy Butler, at some point this year. :-)
Okay, I’ve left the least interesting “item” until last! I just had to share because I’m so excited! I have just sewn my first blind hems in order to take up Aaron’s school pants (trousers)!
Drum roll please…
I know, I know – It’s a riveting photo!!! :-) But… OH YEAH… I can do anything now!! LOL…
It may have just been my imagination but I could have sworn the trousers spoke to me… they said, well – kind of shouted in alarm, actually: “Will someone turn the lights on PLEASE?!!! These blind hems are so good, I just can’t gosh-darn see!!!”
Until next time – Happy sewing!
Hugs! Vikki x