I love getting packages. I mean, who doesn't, right? Especially when they're something you haven't even ordered yourself!
Last week a beautiful box of linen fabrics arrived. Jess had ordered them as potential for sewing projects, mainly to go with her fabrics. I've never sewn on linen before, although I've seen some really pretty bags using them, and I've thought I'd like to give them a try sometime... now I can! Aren't they lovely? They look even better in person.
It was really my lucky day. I hit the jackpot. TWICE! See the stickers?
That means I got an extra foot of fabric on one, and two feet on the other! Woohoo! If you've been following me for a while, you might remember that this is not the first time this has happened for me. I love Fabric.com!
Then on Monday, this arrived in the mail... Anna Graham's book, Handmade Style, again via Jess, but gifted by Anna herself. She even autographed it for me inside. Sweet, eh?
Anna writes the Noodlehead blog, as well as designs fabric, designs and writes patterns, and now has written a book full of patterns. She designed the Trail Tote that I made here. Maybe that clutch on the book cover would be a good project for some of that linen and some of Jess's Typography fabrics? Anna showed another clutch she made from her own Rain Walk fabric line in her blog post yesterday. So cute, so functional. And the pattern's in the book, along with 22 others. I see lots of fun sewing ahead! Guess I'd better finish the project I'm working on (the one I might not show you... haven't decided yet) before more fabric arrives!