Thursday, August 28, 2008

The generosity of bloggers


Sometimes the generosity of bloggers astounds me. This week I received the most wonderful parcel in the mail from Jess (from Button Beauty), filled with goodies. Not just any old goodies either - but thoughtful, considered gifts, that were just so perfect. And all because the winner of Jess' giveaway had found her via my blog. How is that for generous!!! And as an example of her thoughtfulness, Jess had remembered from a previous post of mine that I loved nasturtiums, especially the way water beads on their leaves, so she included some nasturtium seeds!!! She also gave me three gorgeous pieces of fabric, the most beautifully soft and well made cotton bamboo face washer (it really has to be touched to understand just how soft it is), some lovely fabric covered buttons, and the best vintage sewing book ever. In fact, I spent quite some time showing my husband some of the classic pictures in this, and reading out various parts to him (such as 'I had no idea there were so many types of sleeves, or that there is a sleeve design called 'the leg of mutton'...he he he...).

In fact, the book is such a cracker, that I just have to share some of it here. For example, how cool is this little sewing corner. The holders on the wall are actually straw hats!!!!


My husband says he would be quite happy for me to whip up this cheerleader outfit for myself...ahem...don't think so!!!


Although he wasn't so enthusiastic about me kitting myself out in this nightie :P



There are just so many great pics in this sewing book, and so much great fashion. I LOVE the shirt on the girl on the left, and how cool is her hat!


And lastly, as this IS a sewing book for 'teens', of course it includes the obligatory 'checklist' so you can work out exactly where your wardrobe is lacking, and what items you need to sew for yourself (click on the image for a closer look at what your wardrobe might be missing). Hmmmmm, looks like I need to start sewing myself some 'pants and jeans, from knock-about casual to party-timers....' Guess I'd better get cracking!!!


Thanks again Jess, it really was such a lovely package to receive :)
Cheers, Bec X

Oh, and as an edit to this, I almost forgot to add, that while I was having my bloggy break, I also received a Brilliante Weblog Award from Jess, which I somehow completely missed (which really goes to prove my unworthiness I guess). But can I also say once again Thank-you Jess!!!! And I am hereby passing this award onto anyone who suffers from 'Blogging Guilt' over tags or awards that they have received that they either accidently missed, or haven't gotten around to posting about yet.....please say I'm not the only one????

19 comments:

Twinkle Star Art said...

What a generous gal from Button Beauty. It's lovely to see such a friendly crafty community. Maybe you should whip up a matching cheerleader outfit for hubby and see if he's still so enthusiastic :O

Oh and regards to your comment on my blog, you sure have an eye for cars. I would be very impressed if you could come up with the name and model :)

Cheers, Amanda

beccasauras said...

Love the book! I am seriously going to do that checklist, and see what the state of my wardrobe is. These books are so great, have a few similar, our children will never believe people wore this stuff! or had walkmans.....etc

vanessa.e. said...

woah! what's happening to that woman in the nightie? looks like she is doing some bad-dream dance. ha!

What a wonderful bundle to get in the mail, though. very thoughtful and fun. happy sewing!

CurlyPops said...

That is so sweet! I want a pair of those groovy striped pants for myself.

Linda said...

what a fabulous gift! love that book!

Ali said...

Hi Bec
Jess is such a lovely person!! So glad you got these wonderful goodies - that book is fantastic!!

Hey Harriet said...

What a lovely parcel to receive! Love that book, too funny! With regards to tags & awards, you are not the only one! Congrats on your award :)

K. Sundari said...

Oh how lovely! I have been thinking of doing something very similar. Thanks for inspiring me.

pixie said...

Congrats for the award! If you're getting awards for blogging, then you must deserve the break!
I've just started my blog and I'm kind of lurking around looking for like minded people - I'm from Bris as well, which is how I found your etsy shop. I have a slight weakness for bags....you may be hearing from me at some point!
Hope you're having a great week :)

Rachel said...

I love the sewing capsule!!!

Hot Fudge said...

How thoughtful some people are. I particularly love the fabric and expect to see it running around as a little bag in the near future.

BigCat said...

Who doesn't want their very own sewing capsule.

A lovely package you've got there. The book is a real classic.

rubyredstudios said...

How warm and wonderful to see such heart felt genereousity in the world of craftiness. I think we could start a revolution. Instaed of "pay it forward"..."CREATE it forward"!

Miss Buttons and Miss Bec I can see you waving that floral vintage handmade flag high. Thank you for inspiring the spirit of giving in all of us x x

Cass said...

Bec pop over to my blog you won a book

Net said...

That is the best sewing book ever! I looked closely at the check list hoping to quote a hilarious bit, but in fact I'm genuinely looking for a pullover vest at the moment! and an all-season all-weather coat ... oh my, it's not so hilarious, if I had a copy of that book I'd be seriously working my way through it. And knocking up some straw hat storage solutions too!

Karen said...

Great haul Bec!!
Just off now to make up my beige and pretty pastel panti-hose!!

AnastasiaC said...

lovely goodies! dont you just love happy mail!
and those vintage fashion pages - always crack me up too!

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