I have had a lovely surprise this morning. I can tell you there were quite a few squeals of excitement when the postman arrived.
The idea is to be matched up with a fellow blogger and sewing enthusiast, have a look through your stash and put a package together to send some things that you love; bought but have never used; patterns you aren’t sure if you will ever use but bought because it was ‘just too cute’ etc. It’s my first swap so I was a bit nervous (not really sure why). I was paired with the lovely Rosemary from Thimbles & Threads (do pop over and have a look at her blog, she has just finished making the most beautiful wedding dress for someone). I think my favourite thing about the swap is meeting new people and her blog has become a firm favourite!
This is what I found when I very carefully unwrapped it (I did not in anyway tear it open in excitement!). *squeal* some beautiful Sublime wool (brain is now working over time as I decide what that will become)! *squeal* floral fabric (I love flowers as anyone who knows me will tell you). *squeal* (I told you there were a lot of squeals didn’t I?) Blue corduroy. Now I was thinking just the other day that I needed to get some corduroy. I’m going to take the plunge and take a dressmaking class where we learn the basics and come out the end with a skirt. I want to make a corduroy skirt (possibly 2 tone, I haven’t finished the design in my head yet). I think this will be perfect! I won’t use it in the class because we need a medium weight cotton but I’m hoping that I will learn enough (or rather get enough confidence) to start making my own things.
Anyway back to the package. You might have noticed a little brown paper bag with a butterfly on it? Well imagine my delight when I opened it to discover some pretty buttons (I am a magpie when it comes to buttons). I think my favourite ones are the square ones, my brain is already swimming with ideas of what to use them in.
I hope you are all having a great weekend too.