I have always been one for post-Christmas sales. For around 5 years running, I would go to our local shopping centre, Meadowhall, for when it opened on Boxing day. We would have a few hours shopping and would then trundle off home with many bargains, mainly clothes and Christmas items. Last year, I did the sales on December 26th but did them online, in my pyjamas with a cup of tea to hand.
This year I didn’t do any shopping on Boxing Day…AT ALL!! But I did go a few days later 😀
I took our Mums up to my local Joanns Fabric & Craft store. I actually didn’t think that there would be much left as it was 5 days after Christmas. However, we had a good search and found some great buys that I have just got to share with you!
I love the look of vintage blown decorations. I found these remakes at $2!!
December was a good month. It was my birthday, Christmas and the time when our parents began their visit. All of these meant that we/I were given a lot of presents, which was lovely and very kind of the ‘givers’. I wanted to share a few of the items received as many of them are sewing related or quite unique.
First up, Adam got me this super cool Alexander Henry fabric. There is a yard so I’m hoping to make a bag or a top out of it.
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.
Oooops…I am a day late this week! We have been so busy getting things ready for when our parents arrive in just over a week! We still have a lot to do but we are making good progress!
We have also decided to get married while they are over here! 😀 We are very excited and now need to plan everything… for the 27th December!
So, here is my week:
1. Finished the dress that I had cut out last week. I like the style but the collar looks slightly odd when the dress is on.