Love comes wrapped in a bubble mailer
Within a week’s time, I have received not one, but two TWO surprise gifts in the post. Not surprise as in, “I’m pre-approved for whatever it is I don’t need”… I’m talking real life “oooh, it’s not a bill/junkmail/takeout menu!!!” kind of surprise.
First up is this lovely little book. You might call it a children’s book, but I don’t have any bebes. Okay, every once in a while I may whine a smidge. My friend saw it in her local library branch and thought of yours truly. Isn’t it adorable? Snip snip, sew sew! It’s not only about sewing, it’s about upcycling, with a dose of making molehills out of mountains and adjusting to change. I am so smitten with the illustrations, and come to find out the artist, Julia Denos, is local! I immediately went to her site to see more work, and get permission for image use, of course. Little ones or no, this is the most darling storybook for a seamster’s shelf. I might even get an illustration for my wall, right near my machine.
My mate recommends this one titled Audrey, as it reminds her of my beach hat :)
I’m also pretty partial to the Little Dresses print.
This was last week. Then, just yesterday, I found this little number waiting for me:
Can you believe it? A Dritz bound buttonhole maker. The coveted sort that people snap up on ebay at first sighting. Many months ago, when I first caught wind of this handy tool, I asked my mum if she had one in her stash that I might be able to maybe borrow keep pretty please. She didn’t. However, industrious little thing she is, she posted it to her quilt guild. And eventually got a hit. To top it all off, the dear sweet woman, whom I’ve never met, simply sent it to me. I wanted to buy it. She refused, in the manner dear sweet women refuse.
At this point, I’m feeling slightly
spoiled lucky. Real thanks are in order. Of the paper and handwritten variety. SWAK. With a little something special thrown in, wouldn’t you say?