I’ve been verrrrrrry lucky this week! I got some lovely surprise presents that brightened my days!
So this is something of a gratuitous selfie, but I received a present of a voucher for Tissus du Chien Vert from the lovely pool of secretaries in my last job just before I left. I had been thinking about making this dress for ages but any time I go to a fabric shop it’s usually for supplies. I put the dress on the long finger, but a gift of fabric is always the best time to do something for yourself so here it is!!
This book of winter knitting patterns from 1979 Germany! A brilliant Irish artist recently moved to Brussels and we met last night for a wee sewing less. He gave me this incredible book. It’s a little frightening… The things they used to do with photoshop in the 70’s would make you shudder!
This gorgeous scarf came as a total surprise from the lovely Jennifer from 13zor. She knows I’m a sucker for a pretty scarf. (Who doesn’t?) It’s huge and is going to make an exquisite cushion!
Then there are gifts for other people! I’m working on building lots of stock for my Etsy shop at the moment. These Baby Welcome Boxes are so sweet and I’m building a whole pile of them!
The doudou rabbits are so sweet, I’m mad about them!
Last weekend we spent Saturday morning exploring Brussels during the Journées du Patrimoine (Brussels Heritage Day). It was a great opportunity to see inside the private Art Deco and Art Nouveau houses. I found out (the hard way, eek!) that we’re not supposed to photograph inside the houses, but I managed to steal this shot of Art Nouveau light switches before my transgressions were pointed out!