Thursday, January 22, 2009

Thanks Gwen!

I've been a bit slow to sew this week but it's not for lack of trying. I'm almost done with a dress and I received my swimsuit fabric in the mail. But . . . my mom is here and she sleeps in the sewing/spare bedroom. That means that my sewing has been toned down to a minimum. On top of that, one of my retailers just ordered a passel of slings. I have to do that first since they are paying customers. Drat. I've been patient but I'm getting frustrated with the lack of progress.
But, I did get a delightful gift in the mail today. Gwen from After the Dress posted a give-away a while back for this pencil roll pattern. How perfect is this for a few gifts for kids? I can see these in all sizes for crayons, pencils, paintbrushes, etc. Thank you Gwen!!!
Hopefully you'll get to see some bathing suit pictures soon. I ending up getting four (I know, who needs four?) cuts of fabric. I hope to make at least two tops and bottoms to wear while I'm there.


Gretchen the Household Deity said...

I made a roll like that for makeup brushes and eyeliner pencils. Very useful.

Gwen said...

I'm glad to know it showed up! Actually, it didn't take that long to get from Florida to Alaska, especially considering that Monday was a Federal holiday... I can't wait to see your pencil holders! Have fun with your Mom and good luck getting ready for Hawaii! :)

Jacqui said...

Isn't this such a cute pattern? I can't wait to make it up for DD. Hopefully years of scraps collecting will provide me with most of the fabric. =)

Unknown said...

Yeah, paying customers are bittersweet... the money is great, but the loss of free time isn't! I'm about to get slammed with embroidery work next week, so I need to make the most of this weekend!

Gorgeous Things said...

I think that is so cute and, like The Slapdash Sewist, I have made a makeup version. Love it!

BTW, I hope you don't mind, but I nominated you for a Kreativ Blogger award. You are an inspiration, even to this old broad!