I am the lucky recipient of a giveaway hosted
by the wonderful Barbara-Lillian in France.
I love France and I love Lace so this was
totally made for me.
Thank you so much
There were some postcards and pictures from the area
in France where they were sent from.
These are now on my pin board.
Along with my beautiful lace there was some
Heart shaped beads , vintage coasters,
french sheet music, a bag of her own lavender to
keep it all smelling sweet
and an original paris vogue label.
Which I was very tempted to put into the new top I have made.
I have been inspired by the Great British Sewing Bee
to use those fabrics I have been meaning to make
up for ages.
I started with this lovely batik which I bought
in the knitting and stitching show last year
(which I wrote about here).
The colour doesn't show up that well in this picture
but it has turned out great. It is
very plain pattern but will be perfect
for when the warmer weather gets here.
I have also made myself an infinity scarf.
I saw the tutorial on another blog and I wish I
could remember which one so I could give them
credit for the result but alas it escapes me.
I found the scarf in a charity shop and fell in love with
the pale muted colours.
It is a piece of cake to make.
Once you have stitched the two ends together
and added a pompom edging.
I have also made myself a new skirt, just a very plain pencil skirt
with some vintage tweed from my mother-in-laws stash.
I have some maroon shoes which go perfectly with it.
So now I'm looking at the other fabrics I inherited from
her to decide what to make next,
but first I'm off to Devon to stay with my daughter for a few days.
See you soon.