I really have to say a massive thank you to Kerry for organising the Spring Sewing Swap. Through this bit of selfless shopping and fun I discovered teafortwodiary written by Jen and Elena. My swap partner was Jen and I had an absolute blast shopping for her!
She also did some truly epic shopping and stash diving for me! Look at the loveliness that I received!
There’s 3m of that beautiful poly – from Paris no less, the cutest little buttons, trim from Cloth House a dress which provides an interesting bodice for infinite skirt variations and a lovely card. I think the fabric is destined to become some sort of maxi – I just need to decide on a pattern!
I have done a little bit of sewing too, in the last month. I made a shirt for Boy’s best friend’s birthday – covered in dinosaurs but as I was attaching buttons the morning of said birthday I don’t have any pictures (bad blogger!) but he loves it and it got a ton of unsolicited compliments when it was worn to the Dinosaur Park! His parents seemed to love telling people that it was a one of a kind and their friend made it for him! I also got the biggest hug – I hope they don’t get ‘too cool’ for unique clothing anytime soon…
I’m also a hem and some binding away from finishing the Staple Dress that I bought as part of the last Pattern Parcel. Shirring wasn’t too bad but my machine made some really strange noises whilst doing it – I think I may actually have to mess with the bobbin tension settings next time I take any shirring on – screeching squeaking is not good!
Oh and just to give you all a giggle, we took the rabbits in to have preventative fly-strike treatment and saw a rabbit specialist nurse. Turns out Buzz is a boy and Woody is a girl. 48hrs later, Buzz became an ‘it’. Hopefully we won’t get anymore surprises with those two!
So, you never know, I may leave it less than a month to make a reappearance here… See you soon?!