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.
I agree...THANK YOU KAT!!!
we have all had so much fun.. and cant wait to see the pictures posted.. Again,thankyou.
My thanks too. It's loads of fun doing something like this, especially when someone else organises it all. Cheers!
I have just received my parcel! A very big thank you to Dianne (Marguerite Designs) who has overwhelmed me with her generous gift. Here is is:
5x squares of brightly patterned fabric
3x packets of buttons
5x different kinds of trim (ric rac, metallic lace, elastic lace, red ribbon, pink edging)
2x lace embellishment pieces
Thank you very, very much Dianne - now I'll have to get thinking about all the different ways I could use this!