Yay- I received 2 packages of goodies in the mail yesterday! It was a very happy day. This was after checking my post office box almost every day for 2 weeks and finding either nothing or junk mail.
I had signed up for the The Perfect Nose’s “One Cool Thing, One Strange Thing” sewing swap. TJ organized the swap and randomized the participant list so you did not know who would be sending you cool/strange stuff. I sent my package early on but did not know who I would be getting a package from. Since there are participants from all over the world, I imagine the logistics of this swap can be somewhat daunting. It is possible that due to shipping delays, some people are still waiting for their swap packages. I hope that everyone receives their goodies soon.
My first package was from Kirsty of Rocket Sews. Check out her package of lovelies below.
Her “cool” item was this beautiful hand-printed aboriginal design fabric. I am intrigued about learning more of its history. Perhaps some fabric research is in order. I am also excited about the challenge in transforming this fabric to a wearable garment. I will work on this after all my exams are done in a few weeks.
Her “strange” item was this braid trim from her grandmother with a girly pattern yet boyish color. Hmmm…. another challenge! I am going to try make something with this and post it later. It will be strange but hopefully good.
Kirsty also threw in a couple of extra goodies: grey sheer fabric, a pretty grey butterfly scarf and grey pearlescent buttons. All the goodies came in these charming star embossed sheer bags. Clever!
I was also a lucky winner of one of TJ’s extra cool/strange thing combo packages! I received this delightful goodie package from her yesterday:
TJ’s “cool” item was the Japanese pattern book “My One and Only”. I have wanted a pattern book like this for a while so I was ecstatic to get this!
Here is a peek at a few of the “cool” outfits in the book:
I love all the outfits in this book. It will be definitely challenging for me to make something from the book. I am excited at the thought! Need to do some research on using Japanese patterns though…..
TJ’s “strange” item was this light reddish violet silk remnant. It is actually Indian shot-silk and called light-shade because of the contrasting colors. Very pretty! Luckily, I’m petite so I can probably make a top or even a skirt out of this.
TJ also threw is some extra goodies – a few fabulous tailored suit patterns and easy knits. Wow! I have enough projects to keep me busy for the year. Maybe even a couple of years!
Thank you so much Kirsty and TJ for your soul-lifting goodies! I hope to post some projects using these lovelies (in a couple months though when things quiet down for me).
I am looking forward to seeing everyone’s swap packages and projects too.