Thank you all so much for your empathetic comments on my last post - you didn't judge me and you totally cheered me up with your own stories and tips on staying positive! I love how some of you have multiple, back-up sewing machines...what an awesome idea! You'll be pleased to hear that I should be getting my machine back on Tuesday, so not too long to go now.
Anywho, in my last post, I also alluded to an exciting challenge I've been invited to take part in...
Yep, the very talented Portia (of Miss P) is hosting The Refashioners 2013 - a brilliant idea she originally came up with in 2011. Portia is currently scouring her local charity shops for interesting items for her participants to re-fashion. I'm not going to lie, as well as being delighted to be in the gang, I'm also petrified. Compared to the insanely clever ladies whose company I'm in, I'm really no refashioner. In fact, I've literally only ever refashioned one thing and that was cheating as I just cut up a dress to use as fabric for a Pendrell. So, to put it mildly, I'm in deep and I just hope I don't embarrass myself. If you think I'm exaggerating, just check out this year's formidable participant list:
Karen - Did you make that?
Dixie - Dixie DIY
Joanne - Stitch and Witter
Lauren - Lladybird
Tasha - By gum, by golly!
Sally - Charity Shop Chic
Liz - Cotton & Curls
Portia - Miss P
And just in case The Refashioners passed you by the first time around (?!?), get a load of the very high standard that's been set:
So, if you fancy seeing how questionable charity shop finds can be turned into desirable makes, please do tune in to Portia's blog from 3 June!
Are you a fan of refashioning...and are you any good at it?