Look what arrived for me yesterday!
A gorgeous parcel with the sweetest bow. So pretty. And inside?
A most darling book of crafty goodness, and a greeting card that doubles as a recipe for chocolate brownies. Yummo!
I was lucky enough to win Clare’s giveaway.
I’d actually already read Sew Darn Cute before as I borrowed it from the library around the time of Sarah’s Apron Swap and used the apron in the book as the inspiration for my offering to my swap partner. I held off posting about the apron that I made and sent opting to wait until I received word that my apron had arrived. But I never heard. I emailed to check but no response. Perhaps because my swap partner hadn’t got around to making one for me – I hope it was that and not because she thought the apron I made awful. Or worse still that something terrible had happened to her. She hasn’t made any posts to her blog in a long time either which makes me worry for her.
Anyway – I was pretty pleased with the apron and so after a long time had passed and an apron still hadn’t arrived for me I decided to make another using the fabric remnants for me. A place to store all my sewing bits and bobs that I tend to walk around the house with and consequently misplace and loose.
I’m fairly pleased with the apron that I made for myself too… but I accidentally made the pockets a bit too deep. I’m not so good at measuring late at night and for the life of me I can’t quite figure out how I got it wrong. Not to worry.
A big thank you to Clare for offering such a generous giveaway. I’m so looking forward to tackling some of the other projects in the book… but which one to start with?