Summer Sewing Swap

Firstly, you guys are amazing! I can't believe how many of you stopped by and offered kind encouragement and sound advice on my last post. I'm so grateful! Your ideas were all so clever and you've convinced me to try and salvage my Hazel - maybe by shortening the bodice a touch and adding an A-line shape skirt and waistband...a la Lonsdale methinks!

I also want to quickly thank snippa and Johanna for nominating me for awards recently. You're both very kind and I'll look at them in more detail when I'm back in the UK next week...I'm currently sunning myself in gorgeous Portugal!

But the real reason I'm writing today is because of Kerry's (Kestrel Finds and Makes) genius Summer Sewing Swap idea which she announced back in May. I knew I had to play! The concept of throwing your name in the hat, getting randomly paired with a fellow blogger and then exchanging sewing goodies, is simply a stitcher’s dream!

For me, this dream became even more perfect when I found out I got paired with Katie from The Little Red Squirrel. If you haven't had the pleasure of discovering Katie's blog, you really are missing a treat! This beautiful lady will blow you away with her sewing and knitting skills, as well as her fabulously retro sense of style.

Anyway, here's what Katie sent me in the swap:

Some lovely teal cotton pique, pretty pearl buttons, a chic 1960s sewing pattern and a cute 1980s crop-top sewing pattern, together with a very kind note!

Thank you so much Katie for my amazing goodies...I can't wait to get back to the UK to start hatching plans for them. And thank you Kerry for coming up with such a fun concept!

To see what I sent Katie, just hop on over to her post here.


  1. Marie I'm so happy you liked it! I have also got your parcel now and I'm over the moon with it, you really are so lovely :) watch this space for my post on it! xx

  2. How lovely! I hope you're having a great holiday and thank you for the introduction to a fabulous new blog!

  3. What a fun package! You will look so cute in that '60's dress!

  4. Ooh I wish I'd signed up! By the way, enjoy your time in Portugal. So lucky! Heh :)