Twas the week before Christmas, and we left the house
One person home and that was my spouse…
Yep, we left him all alone and he sure was pleased with a bit peace and quiet for a few hours. We (Darcy, Scout and I) were off on a ‘Make Day’ at my sister’s house and with us we took:
- a pile of fabric
- an insane amount of zips
- my Bernina sewing machine
- a book
A book? What book? I hear you ask. Well, it was Sewing Happiness, I tell you, by Sanae Ishida, a fellow blogger who sews, illustrates, photographs and writes. She is uber talented and she invited me on her 2017 Winter Tour. And I’ll have you know, I was extremely honoured to have been asked.
Sewing Happiness is a beautiful book to behold, a collection of very simple sewing projects divided into seasonal categories. And you too could get your hands on your very own signed copy. Read on my friends…
I spend a lot of time making clothes for me and my girls on my own, in my room, whilst everyone is sleeping. It’s a pretty solitary affair. So it’s extra special to have a social sewing day with my 2 favourite girls and my sister. We were all excited about making gifts for Christmas and Sewing Happiness was the perfect inspiration.
This is what happened…
I made 2 Dopp kits.
For my father-in-law and my brother-in-law.
I made a zip pouch for 2 of my sister-in-laws.
And my husband’s, brother’s fiancé.
And one for my sister (but I didn’t let her know).
My sister made 2 zip pouches for me (but she didn’t let me know).
Darcy made 4 zip pouches for her friends, one for each grandma and one for Scout (but she didn’t let Scout know).
Scout made a zip pouch for herself, she wasn’t giving hers away, no chance (what do you expect from a 5 year old?).
We had a wonderful and very productive afternoon making gifts for family and friends. We really were ‘sewing happiness’. And on Christmas day when we opened our presents, we laughed whole heartedly when we realised we all had the same idea and we had been making the same gift for each other.
Sewing Happiness for you
Sanae is generously letting me give away a signed copy of her stunning book to one of you guys, as well as a €45 gift voucher from 1000 Stoff. Leave a comment below telling me about your happiest sewing moment and I will pick a random winner at the end of the tour. Good luck.
And you MUST check out what the others made for the tour, I’m sure you’ll be suitably impressed…
Thank you Sanae for having me on your 2017 Winter Tour.