I received my own mystery parcel from Joanne on Monday, when a sweet card with fancy ladies welcomed me to my bundle of goodies:
I really love the little pin tin in the shape of a thatched cottage, and the retractable measuring tape will be so useful. All those trims too - as soon as I saw the natural coloured trims my imagination started whirring with the possibilities! And I do love floral and ribbons, so they have certainly come to a loving home. I've never read this book before so am looking forward to gleaning new tips and ideas from this read.Thank you so much Joanne! and thanks to Kestrel Make's for organising this little shopping trip. If you fancy a peek at what everybody else received, there is a linky party on Kestrel Make's blog.
Do have a look at Joanne's blog - she recently made a very impressive first effort at drafting her own dress for the Mad Men challenge despite only starting sewing fairly recently. Unfortunately I didn't take a photo of the items I sent her and she hasn't written a blog post about it either. So for all those curious, I sent her a dress pattern, a knitting book from her home country, some polka dot ribbon and buttons and some hand made stitch holders for her knitting projects.