#stitchingsanta reveal

As usual I hinted heavily to my nearest and dearest about finding some sewing items under the tree on Christmas morning. But as usual there were none to be had (they were some pretty heavy-handed hints too). So thank heavens for Sheila from Sewchet organising an online event πŸ™‚

The first gift I unwrapped was this lovely, indigo-dyed, cotton fabric in my favourite colours. This will make a lovely top or blouse for Spring. Thimberlina recommended the SBCC website for petite friendly patterns some time ago. I think their Mimosa blouse pattern would look great made up in this. The second piece of fabric was some cream / off-white, lace knit which is also very me πŸ™‚ I seem to remember a cardigan/shrug featured in a recent issue of Seamworks which might work well with this.

I love how much thought and effort has been put into this gift. My Stitching Santa had clearly had a good look through my previous posts to find out that a petite pattern would work best for me. This shirt dress pattern will also give me chance to put those recent, shirt-making skills to more practice.

Lastly I received a fab diary, perfect for getting organised at this time of year, covered in a hand screen printed insects fabric. This is so pretty, thank you!

I love how colour-coordinated the contents of my Stitching SantaΒ parcel are. Kate from FabrickatedΒ got me spot on! Even the design on her card, she noted, made a good match for the floral jacket I blogged about over the Summer.

Thank you Kate, I’m delighted with all of my gifts. They gave me a much-needed cheering up in their lovely, lighter Spring-like colours and weights. I’ll be looking forward to working with these as the days gradually get a little longer. Your presents were incredibly thoughtful, thank you πŸ™‚

And of course thank you to Sheila for all her patience and hard work in organising the event. I was secretly pleased to get Sheila as my nominated name, as it gave me a chance to thank her directly, although I was also anxious to get it right for her. I’m already looking forward to next year’s event πŸ™‚



28 thoughts on “#stitchingsanta reveal

  1. Oh wow, I love all of this and that screen print covered book is a gorgeous extra! I think we were all thrilled to get a sewing related gift under the tree to look forward too and the reveals have been brilliant to read. Thanks for taking part – glad you enjoyed it:)

  2. Ooh these are lovely, and so much blue! I would have been worried getting Sheila – she set the bar last year lol. I need some more time to catch up on everyone else’s reveals! (And to write mine!)

  3. What a lovely, thoughtful gift! Absolutely right for you, aren’t they. And oh my goodness that buggy journal – who knew bugs could be so cute? Now we’ll all be waiting to see the makes you come up with….I adore that beautiful lace!

    • Probably the easiest! πŸ˜‰ Feeling a bit rusty from not making much at all for a week or so. Always good to start slowly after a break. Have a few more Winter makes to get through first though. Think it’s going to get colder before it gets warmer…

  4. Those fabrics are inspired choices, and so is the pattern! Bet your little monkeys love that buggy diary, too! Such a grand idea, so every participant can all know there’s something from a sewing buddy under the tree.

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