Monday 17 June 2013

Swaps, gifts, and nice things.

This is a bit of a show off post really.Goodies have been sent and received for the lovely spring sewing swap over at .

I was lucky enough to be swapping with Vicki from it has been so lovely creating a parcel for a new friend. Vicki has an amazing talent makes the most wonderful fitted dresses. Being a swap this is what I received, oh lucky me! I just love the skirt pattern and plan an autumn skirt already.

This is what I sent Vicki, a hard task but good fun making a parcel that is liked by a new blogger friend.


I have also been a winner this week, Super Debbie from  

 Look at this lovely plaid (as it's called in the US) and beautiful lace. Thank you so much Debbie.

And finally, a confession, I just couldn't help myself, it was only £10 and when I looked inside I surprised at how many lovely makes there are inside. So I bought it!

Sewing update : Yes I'm still working on that maxi dress, I hope to finish it soon as I'm planning to join in with the bombshell swimming costume sew along.

Hope all is well in your world. x x x 


  1. Lucky you and yes, the Sewing Bee book is great isn't it!

  2. I hope you liked your parcel! Have fun with it all!

  3. What fantastic gifts.. Loved the swap.. I got a wonderful package too.. I need to get it posted..
    I want the British sewing bee book too.. I have been trying to refrain from buying more books..But, you succeeded in making me want it, even more.ha I loved that show..

  4. have major blog envy! I don't blog but was tempted to start one after seeing Kestrel's swap! (well I set one up at least! just no posts yet!!) both parcels look great, and congrats on you win of the plaid! I also got the GBSB book for £10 - it's a great book :o)

    1. good luck with the blog, so much fun and lovely friends too.

  5. I like the look of that Simplicity skirt pattern with the front pleat - very classic and stylish.

  6. So fun!! I love the idea of a sewing swap...I just wish I had more sewing of these days I'm going to pawn the kids off on someone, and spend all day sewing!!

    Natasha ~

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  8. Wow! Such fabulous treats - love the patterns! I've just posted about my goodies from the lovely Philippa - do come and take a look! Thank-you Kestrel :)