I've just taken part in the Spring Sewing Swap organised by Kerry at Kestrel Makes. Now, I love choosing things for other people, especially sewing goodies, and I love getting things through the post - so my taking part was a no-brainer. I was paired with Denise from Dottie Doodle and I had a wonderful time reading through her blog and trying to work out what she might like. She'd obviously done the same with me as my swap parcel contained some blinders:
Vintage 1970's patterns - a fitted blouse and a shirt dress.
Floral cotton lawn, which would actually look good as a fitted blouse (see above!)
Vintage buttons and trim. I like the unusual colour of those coat buttons.
And the piece de resistance - vintage Habitat fabric featuring birds and cherries!
I'll have to think very carefully about what I make with this as it's so, so lovely. My friend Emma would have plenty of ideas but she's not having it, it's MINE. The fabric is more of a decor weight so I'm thinking along the lines of a very special bag.
AND, because Denise is so lovely, she also sent me one of her handmade notebook covers that she sells at craft fairs.
Red polka dots? Yes please. I've been pondering whether to make a few of these for my xmas craft fairs, so it was really good to see one up close. They look easy peasy to make too - find out how in Dottie Doodle's tutorial here.
Thanks Denise, for such a fab, thoughtful parcel and to Kerry for organising the swap. Happy Wednesday. x