Kitty cards always win Brownie Points!
Have you ever done a swap with a blogger friend? I’ve been delighted to do a small handful of them in the past, and recently Lauren of Lladybird blog (one of my favorite sewing blogs!) and I decided to do a little swap of sewing goodies! She is not only an immensely talented seamstress (who shares my adoration of vintage patterns) and fellow flea market/thrift store “haunter”. For me, it’s not only exciting to get a package (who doesn’t like mail???), but gathering up things to send to the other person. These swaps are always a fun way to “meet” the bloggers I’ve come to form friendships with–it makes it feel like all the neat, creative types aren’t so far-flung across the globe!
Lauren and I thought it would be fun to do tandiem posts about our swap boxes, so I wanted to show y’all what goodies she sent. I have to admit that I feel rather sheepish because I think my box wasn’t half as amazing as the one she sent me! You spoiled me, Lauren! hehe.
Beautiful trims and fabrics! I just love the colors she chose for me. The wide, white lace is actually antique–I think I must make an Edwardian day dress very soon!
How did Lauren know I needed more flower pins? hehe! I love this one and have already worn it!
Funnily enough, I think I slipped a packet of red buttons in her box… Love the nautical patches and the scarf (!) she sent!
Patterns! I think I screamed a little when I looked through these–all are styles I’ve been hunting for…
I think I’m especially smitten with that 50s trousers pattern! (The red version, please!) I’m itching to get through a few little projects I have on tap for this month and make a muslin of those soon. I think I might actually have some red twill that will work, since I’m easily influenced by pattern cover color schemes. She told me she got most of this at flea markets and thrifts, which makes me want to take a road trip very soon. hehe! Thank you again, Lauren for doing this swap with me (and being so patient–I was a little tardy with sending my package!)! Be sure to click over to her blog to see what I sent her (as well as see what new sewing projects she’s been up to–she’s a busy bee!).
Perhaps this is a tacky place to add this on to, but since I was too busy and away from the internet for part of this week, I wanted to announce the winner of the Colette Patterns giveaway! There were over 450 comments left on that post, and I loved reading them (well, I’m still working through!). It’s always fun to hear what your favorite pattern and dream fabric would be. So without further ado, the winner is…
“I’d like to try the Macaron No. 1001. I saw this exact dress on one of the stars of Jane by Design and I’d really like how it looked. Dream fabric would be Japanese cotton with cute summer print/color. Perfect for a lazy Sunday brunch with my husband.”
Congratulations! I’ll be sending you an email to put you in contact with the team at Colette Patterns to receive your pattern of choice. Stay tuned for another giveaway coming soon–I’ve been collecting up a few goodies of late to host a giveaway!