Thank you so much for your enthusiastic response to my last post, I was thrilled to see how many readers were interested in my handmade clothes. It's also really satisfying to know that all of my beloved items will be going to good homes, and won't have to end their days in a charity shop just yet.
So, without further ado, here are the winners….
The Sencha blouse goes to Stacey from a state of flux
The Pendrell blouse goes to Rachel Holt
The Banksia top goes to Amy from Second Fiddle
The Socialite dress goes to Fiona Law
The Sorbetto top goes to Rosie at Old Magnolia Tree
Hoorah, please email me your addresses ladies and I'll get them out to you in the next few days.
In other news, I had the pleasure of helping my friend Diane on her road to sewing greatness this morning. She bought a sewing machine a year ago in a fit of enthusiasm, but has been too scared to use it. Spurred on by The Great British Sewing Bee and the desperate need to hem a pair of trousers, she brought her lovely, sparkly new machine round to my pad.
Look - a straight line of sewing!
Together, we managed to thread the machine and she then practised sewing in straight lines. After a few minutes, she was sewing like the wind, an absolute natural, all she'd needed was somebody to explain the basics.
I love this pic - sheer joy at the sight of her own stitches!
I know it's only baby steps at the moment, but I was over the moon to be able to help and I really hope this is the start of a whole new sewing chapter for her. She only lives a few doors away so she has a ready-made helper on tap (me) if she gets stuck. Yay for sewing! x