July 17, 2010
Do you think there is a limit on how many years in a row you can announce "21 again" on your birthday? I rather suspect I reached it yesterday.
Never mind - it was a lovely day regardless. Thank you to all the kind people who e-mailed and left messages here - it was a very nice surprise. I was also spoilt by family and friends.
Would you like to see the craft-related eye candy?
The pretty vintage florals, pictured above, were a lovely surprise from Curlypops ( ... thanks for increasing the girly quotient in my stash, Cam!).
These beautiful sharp sprung snips are from my auntie and uncle. They have the most amazingly fine point I have seen and will be really handy.
This very exciting hot fix applicator is from my sister - I can't wait to try it out! Amongst all the interchangable fittings are some amazing teeny tiny ironing tips.
Also from my sister is this fabulous upholstery-weight print from Darwin, that she thought would be good for a bag. I think it will look sensational made up as Nikki's beach bag, which I have in my pattern stash.
And more from my sister. This fabulous hardcover book (complete with flocked cover) is written by Charlotte Smith. Its the story of the some 3000 vintage gowns she inherited from her godmother, Doris Darnell. The colour plates throughout are gorgeous.
And finally courtesy of Mr HB, Argy and Bargy, this interesting gadget is currently winging its way from the US. Its Simplicity's Bias Binding Maker - a little machine that guarantees to make 12 feet of bias tape in less than 60 seconds. Woohoo!
I am really looking forward to trying out all my new gadgets and supplies. Perhaps a clever combined project is in order?
Do you see where I am about to go with this? Yes, a Dior-style vintage evening gown. Cut - daintily with pointy snips - from vintage florals and a turtle print. Carefully pressed with a teeny tiny iron. Trimmed with handmade bias binding. Embellished with hot fix rhinestones over the turtles' eyes.
Did I cross a line yet? (Well at least at 42, I am not also still pretending to be 21)