Life is spinning faster than normal these days and, for fear of things slipping away unattended to, I’m here to announce the winner of the Lotta dress pattern.
Thanks to you all for the entries and for stopping by to say hello! I’ve loved reading all your plans for summer sewing – you’ve inspired me to get thinking of some of my own!
Without further ado, the winner is…..KELLY SUMMERS who said
Kelly, you should have received an email with more details. Congratulations!!
And in other life news…..
A few months back I wrote an exuberant post about our decision to move from Brussels, Belgium to the English countryside. At that point it all still felt like a pipe dream – something I wasn’t even entirely sure would happen. But here we are, 9 months on, and it’s happening, folks! It’s really happening!!!
We thought we would settle in East Sussex but it turns out that Kent is the place for us! We found this house (parts of which date back to the 14th century…it kind of feels like being in a museum exhibition but still somehow manages to be genuine and cosy).
And the best part?! I will have my own sewing room!! After years of sewing in the basement I will now have natural light and space…and a fireplace! Check out the room on the left.
If there are any readers from Kent out there then please get in touch – I’d love to hear any tips, suggestions, cool hangouts, great things to do with kids, fabric and sewing shops (I’ve already discovered The Sewing Shop in Canterbury), and anything else you think might be interesting, entertaining or in any way useful. We’ll be located equidistant between Faversham, Canterbury and Ashford.
When we make the move in early July we will be filled with the joy of new beginnings and the sorrow of leaving friends and family behind – we have had a most splendid 10 years in the capital of Europe!
And in other blogging news…
Amongst all the moving furor I’ve seized an opportunity to update my little blog space! For now you won’t notice anything different (I’ve totally chickened out about doing it myself – no “How to transfer your blog from wordpress.com to wordpress.org” here – and hired the talented and oh-so-efficient Sarah from Sew What, Sherlock? to do the transfer for me). Over the coming months I hope to tweak and change a few things to keep you lovely readers (as well as myself) more engaged and interested. Anything in particular you’d like to see?
With so much going on I feel that my poor little sewing room has been rather neglected. I am working away on some projects for the Willow and Co Glamping Tour (which is already underway and looking fantastic!) but not much else is happening on the sewing front I’m afraid. It feels strange not having multiple projects on the go!
I have been fulfilling my pledge for Me Made May of wearing at least one handmade garment a day for the month of May but I’m afraid I haven’t been so good at capturing the photographic evidence. I must try harder for the last three weeks of May!
Do you guys have any big changes on the horizon? Have you sewn any of the Willow&Co patterns yet? Are you participating in Me Made May? What other exciting stuff is going on?!
Thanks for reading and happy sewing,