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.
Magpie Mimi, you are my new best friend! I love everything you sent me!!!
The trims, the buttons, the beads, and the brooch - they made my heart so happy, I almost cried. I cannot tell you how much your kindness meant to me yesterday!!!
Oooh, all the way from Scotland, how exciting! A beautiful parcel to receive you must still be smiling. Lovely items you have included Amanda, you must have had so much fun sending these on to their new home.