The postman arrived with two parcels, one from my Dad in Germany, and one from my Sister in Kent.
Below are the contents from my Sister Bex and her boyfriend Matt. What a brilliant present, the pattern and fabric to make the pictured Amy Butler bag, I can't wait to get started on it. There was also a bag with a giraffe printed on it, which came in handy for taking everything to my mums to show her.
On Thursday I had a day out in Brighton and went to my first sewing fair. Where I got to enjoy the experience of viewing fabrics I had only ever seen pictures of before, Nani Iro and Etsuko Furuya mainly. I have been admiring other peoples use of these fabrics and contemplating buying online but I do prefer to see and feel them for myself first.
I met lots of interesting people and discovered shops like Eternal Maker where I got some Nani Iro fabric, the shop is only about 40 minutes drive from me so I will be visiting soon, they also run some classes which I would like to try.
On return from Brighton I had Tapas with friends in Basingstoke followed by Rachel's home made Birthday cupcakes. Thanks to everyone for all the presents and get togethers.
Rainy day in Brighton, The Grand Hotel
Nani Iro, Melody sketch - 2meters
Nani Iro, Peaceful cooing- 2.5meters
Some more of the wonderful sewing related presents I received
This book came with a Cath Kidson bag to make from my Mummy and Nick
This book from my Mum, it is translated from a Japanese book and has caused some interesting reactions from friends and family I have shown it to. What do you think?
My Mum also got me 2.5 meters of beautiful light pink babycord from the Berwick street cloth shop. I want to turn it into something I can wear year round, like a short dungaree dress or pinafore to wear over things. Any suggestions would be appreciated.