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Well ladies, I don't know about you, but I've been following the outcomes of the A Common Thread Project and kinda wishing I could be a part of it, too!  The idea of getting something pretty in the mail from another crafty lady somewhere else in the world and then incorporating it into an outfit holds a lot of appeal.  :-)  Kind of like reinforcing that whole sewing community thing by making a garment that someone else contributed to.

 

So I've been thinking, and what I was thinking was - how about we do something similar via the Sewing Circle community?  What if those of us who were interested put our (virtual) hands up, and we then did a little out-of-the-hat draw and each of us sent some lace or pretty ribbon or nice buttons or similar to the person whose name we get given.  And then we can each make a garment incorporating what we receive in the mail from someone else in the circle!  Kind of like one big, happy, swapping circle of pretty sewing notions.

 

What do you think?  Would you be interested?  I'm happy to do the organising (i.e. collect names/addresses, do a random allocation and let everyone know who they're allocated to send something to) if people are keen.

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Amanda,

 You are so welcome.. I am proud you liked it.. I was hoping, it would be something you could use..

Isn't this traveling lace....sooooo fun..

Rick rack!! My favourite! Great package :)
Oh, I'm sad to have just found this project now.  I was already thinking about how fun it would be to add a lace trim to one of my next sewing projects (Tasia's Crescent skirt, perhaps?) since I was so inspired by Mena's Common Thread Project. You guys were already on it and even went one step further by having a swap of trims all on your own.  Bravo!
Never fear Amy, I suspect we'll do something similar again in the future, it's been so much fun!  :-)

I got mine!!!  Yay!!!!  Thanks Meg, it's super awesome!  :-)  I just blogged about it over here as well:  http://macskakat.wordpress.com/2011/04/15/world-travelling-lace-and...

 

I'm feeling very spoilt, with all this loveliness!  ;-)

 

How nice.. love all the colors to choose from.. Great notions.. Cant wait to see what ideas come from

all these "special envelopes". Happy Sewing.

What a fab parcel - I love the label on the yellow bias tape.
Too cute!  I love the variety of rick-rack, seam binding, ribbon, bias tape--there's lots to play with!

I have put up a photo of my envelope - how excited was I when I got back from holiday?

 

Thanks Kat - I like the cupcake card very much and you have been really thoughtful, you have picked things I just love. I am delighted! Don't know what to use first....

 

Look what Jenny has sent me all the way from down under. The wheels are turning on what to make:) Thank you Jenny!
Oh, lovely!  That pink embroidered ribbon is sooo pretty.  :-)
You're welcome - The pink ribbon reminded me of the Grace Kelly top that you used as your inspiration, so I hope you like it.

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