Some months ago, I saw a book being blogged about that was a journal for a year, and each day had its own suggestive sentence that you completed. I enjoyed the style of the book and thought it was a nice idea to have a different type of diary that you could look back on to see what thoughts you were having on a particular day. I searched for the book and placed it on my Amazon wish list.
When I finally got around to choosing my next review book from Blogging For Books, I noticed a very similar book to the one I had seen before…only it was better and much more suited to someone like myself!
What could be better than a sewing themed secret santa?… I hear you…nothing!!
When I read that my friend, Camilla, had signed up for the #sewingsanta over on Lisa’s blog, I was gutted that I couldn’t participate because I was in the USA. 🙁 I even had a little strop! However, Camilla then told me that she had Jessie comment on her blog saying that she couldn’t get involved either as she lived in Singapore. Well, a couple of emails later, I had arranged with Jessie that we should do our own international swap between us two! 😀
I have already seen that Jessie has received the package I sent and loved it! Read about it here.
Her parcel arrived a few days before Christmas. I was patient and I put it under our tree. When Christmas morning came, it was one of the first presents I opened…with excitement of course!
Jessie included a little note to explain each item.
At the beginning of September I came across a post by Jess at the Sometimes Sewist and joined her in pledging to Sew Selflessly in September. I actually made a pledge to make at least 3 items for other people. Well, I have exceeded my pledged amount and have already heard that the recipients of my gifts love them!
I quite often see things on Pinterest, which I love and would love to make, but they would not have a purpose. Sometimes I pin them anyway, hoping that an event or occasion will come up and I can get my craft on!
A few weeks ago I saw this tutorial for a quilted baby book. I thought the idea was adorable! It combined a range of skills; quilting, embroidery, appliqué. Many of which I haven’t completed recently or for a number of years. I can confidently say that I can do all three. However, I haven’t done them for a while so this skill set is a bit rusty!
I have a friend back in England, who at the time of this creation, was pregnant but didn’t know if she was having a boy or a girl. I thought that this would be a lovely gift as it is very neutral! I was organised when I went shopping for the fabric. I made a comprehensive list and tried not to overbuy on fabric. Even though I did this, I still have loads of spare material left over!