My Christmas has well and truly arrived over a week early, thanks to the delectable Dibs, aka my very own Santa!
First a bit of background. Have you ever really coveted something...I mean REALLY COVETED, to the point where it became an obsession? I've been obsessed and quite possibly possessed since June, when I saw these two lovely ladies sporting handmade dresses from the most brilliantly-kitsch, 1950s-esque lobster print fabric. Swoon!
Mikki from Mikkipedia
Adrienne from All Style and All Substance
With the help of both Mikki and Adrienne, I tracked down the fabric to Leeds market. Perfect, I thought! I have an awesome friend who lives in Leeds who was willing to check things out for me. But alas, it wasn't meant to be! She checked a few times, but the fabric that had stolen my heart was sold out.
Fast-forward to last month and I spotted the fabric again on Stevie's blog, taunting me! I left a desperate comment for Stevie and Dibs just happened to read it and got in touch. She knew exactly where to find the fabric and offered to get me some. What an angel! Especially seeing as she's experiencing a pretty tough pregnancy...thanks so much Dibs! This is just one of countless examples of how unbeatable the online sewing community is!
Anyway, I'll leave you with a smug shot of my very own kitsch yardage, which arrived in the post yesterday. All that remains now is to decide what to make with it...