What a lovely weekend - the weather has been totally gorgeous so sunny and warm. But now it's Sunday evening, the eve of another week, so it seems the perfect time to play a little catch-up.
On Friday I finally got to see the Kylie
exhibition at the V&A and just in the nick of time as it closed today.
I am pleased I went as it is quite amazing see costumes up close and personal. Just like the stars that wear them they often benefit from good lighting and a considerate photographer. Some of the costumes were really showing their age and displaying signs of the hard life that they have clearly had performing but others. Well those others were just amazing, truly stupendous. They are the most stunning creations of pure couture imagination and expertise.
Friday was also a good day for post. The pattern
for the "Day in the Park" backpack tote from Leisl over at Disdressed arrived so I now need to think about which fabric I will use.
I also got the most amazing package from Kahne
as part of the Flibberygibbet fabric swap.
Just look at all that gorgeousness. I have been thinking of working in just red and white fabric patchwork for a while now. I just never got myself in gear but now I have no excuse. I am also really intrigued by the Japanese stamp book - lots of fabulous ideas. Also in the package was a copy of the Sew U book and Real Simple magazine. It was a wonderfully generous swap package to receive - thank you so much Kahne.
And today I worked on a special little bag for a special little person but I can't put any pictures up yet in case of prying eyes. The next thing on my list is that top I mentioned.
It's another Built by Wendy shirt and I plan to make the one in the middle using that cream fabric that has a silver stripes running through it. Here's hoping for some good sewing opportunities in the week ahead.