Das waren Kati, Julia, Julia und Klara. Ich empfehle euch wärmstens, deren Blogs anzuschauen. Sie sind mit so viel Liebe gestaltet und unglaublich inspirierend!
All fellow crafters know the problem. You go into a supplies store, see something new and think "Oh, I might give this new thing-whatever-it-is a try" and buy it. You might even try it out and then it ends up somewhere in your shelf. Same thing with rubbish you intent to upcycle or fabric scraps you simply can't throw away. Well, there's a little messy living in many of us. When sorting out my whole sewing and crafting supplies shelf recently I just noticed, I had too much of this stuff and decided, to hand it down to somebody who can actually use it. But who would that be? I surfed a bit through the blogosphere and found some like minded bloggers who were willing to swap there stash with me.
Those were Kati, Julia, Julia and Klara. Check out there blogs, they are amazing!
Und das alles habe ich bekommen:
I must admit, I really was excited before. It was like a massive blind date. I mean, I invited four complete strangers to my flat. But then the girls turned out to be at least as lovely as there blogs. It was more an Unbirthday party then. I got flowers, a delicious chocolate cake, presents and a fun evening with loads of food, drinks, chatting and... yeah... swapping!
Here's what I got:
A shit load of old Burdas. Haha, they are so much fun. The styling is mostly so hideous it's more a kind of inner perversion that makes me turn page after page. Some of the patterns aren't even bad. But the choice of fabric, accessories and settings just whisper: "Old maid!"
Then I got a whole lot of dingle-dangle thingies that will come in pretty handy when making underwear, glitter stars, fake gold leaf, lace tape and embroidered bits that will probably end up on some knickers, too.
I also got some clothes I can wear when getting tubbier. A woolen dress for winter, a shirt with enough space for a round belly and a soft jersey long sleeved shirt that will cover up for a while.
Wenn ihr euch jetzt denkt: "Oh mein Gott! So süße Sachen möchte ich auch gerne machen!" dann müsst ihr wissen: Ihr könnt! Schaut einfach mal hier vorbei, da bekommt ihr Schnittmuster und Anleitungen.
Julia also brought me super-cute bibs and baby shoes she made. My baby has to be a girl then. (I don't have a clue yet.)
If you now think: "Oh my god! I have to make some of them myself!" you should know: Yes, you can! Head over here and get your patterns!
Zusammenfassend kann ich also sagen: Der Abend war ein voller Erfolg und mein Plan ist absolut aufgegangen. Vielleicht hab ich ja den einen oder anderen unter euch angeregt mal etwas Ähnliches zu machen. Vergesst nicht mich einzuladen ;)
The whole evening can be summarized as a big success. My plan worked out fine. Maybe I could inspire some of you to do something similar. Don't forget to invite me ;)