Sewing presents!

This is waaaay overdue but I wanted to share with you some lovely things that came in the post lately (recently would be a lie, this post is long overdue!).

First up, waaay back in November, I woke up one morning to discover I was the winner of Megan Nielsen Patterns’ incredibly generous anniversary giveaway

So I spent a little while anxiously tracking my parcel’s progress across the globe (how awesome is DHL’s tracking?!)

DHL tracking

And then my glorious package arrived! So much lovely sewing goodness!! I can’t wait to get sewing my new patterns (I chose Darling Ranges and the Banksia top and I’m so excited!) I just still have some Christmas presents to sew before I can get back into dress making for meeeee.

Megan Neilsen giveaway

All of this loveliness all bundled up in an “I make fashion” tote! Thanks, Megan.

And that’s not all the sewing goodness I’ve received lately… Thanks to KraftyKat’s sewists secret Santa, I got this lovely bundle in the post just before Christmas. (Click here to see what I sent Karen from Did You Make That?.)

Sewists Secret Santa

The green fabric is just dreamy and so perfect for making a top from and I love everything else. Thank you so much Santa! If you’re reading this and don’t mind revealing who you are, leave me a comment!

Aaaaand, while I’m on the subject, here’s a peek at my sewing-related Christmas presents (and a gorgeous tin I plan to keep sewing stuff in)….

Sewing Christmas presents

I was spoilt rotten this year…. it was ridonkulous. You should have seen the non-sewing presents I got!

So, that’s a long overdue round up of some things I’ve got lately.

I’ve felt so spoilt lately that I’ve decided to do a tiny giveaway on the blog this week to return a little bit of the favour. So check back for that…

What was your favourite present this year? I’m torn between that lovely box, a dragonfly necklace from Mr V and a collapsible washing up bowl for camping (I’m a practical girl!). I’m also over the moon to finally have a pair of pinking shears courtesy of my aunt.

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11 thoughts on “Sewing presents!

  1. Roisin Muldoon

    Oh I LOVE that green floral fabric from the secret santa swap! I got totally spoiled for Christmas presents so really can’t choose one – but my sister bought me the complete Red Dwarf boxed set and it’s been awesome watching all the episodes.

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    1. Annabel Vita Post author

      I know! Isn’t it gorgeous? And it was a really generous amount. I love Red Dwarf a LOT so pretty jealous of that box set.
      Ps. I just bought my first pair of irregular choice shoes to wear with my wedding dress, thought of you!

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  3. Annie

    The tape measure ribbon you got for Karen is amazing!

    I asked for a few practical things this year since having the baby I needed new clothes, but my favourite gift that she received was a collection of books. We had asked our families to get their favourite childhood book and write a message for her to read when she is older. It was magical reading all of the stories, she received facsimilie copy of a Rupert 1955 annual which is probably my favourite of them all 🙂 xx

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    1. Annabel Vita Post author

      Thanks Annie! What a sweet idea for baby presents. I’d give phoebe and the hot water bottles or the giant jam sandwich! X

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  4. Steph

    I’m glad you liked your gift – I read in your profile that you liked green so decided to start from there! I figured with fabric and trims you’d be able to create something lovely, can’t wait to see the final result 🙂

    Steph x

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    1. Annabel Vita Post author

      Thank you SO much Steph! I seriously can’t wait to make something from that lovely fabric (do you know what it is?). You totally nailed it and I’m sorry it took me so long to post about it! Thanks again.

      Reply
      1. Steph

        I’m afraid not. My immediate was reaction was just “oooh pretty”, and that was that! I think it’s a viscose of some kind?

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