|Heh. I love that cute guy on the envelope.|
I had a really good and productive day at work today. I really enjoy my job and my boss is a treat to work with. He lets me get on with it and trusts met to get things done. It's marvellous! When I got home today from work, there was a lovely package waiting for me from Roisin. She had said that she wanted to send me a little something to thank me for Sew Dolly Clackett (totally not necessary) and, wow, she has a gift for understatement!
I knew that she had picked up the last two metres of this delectable Japanese lemon print cotton lawn and it is even prettier up close than it was on the website. The fabric is butter soft and I have included my hand in the photo for scale. These are some fabulously big lemons! I was so touched that Roisin picked up this fabric for me as the vendor doesn't ship to Canada (boo!). It's destined to become my version of Kate Spade's lemon dress.
Blogging really does make friends of people oceans away.
Not only did Roisin gift me with gorgeous fabric, she also included an amazing dress from her very own collection! It's an Emily and Fin dress with a fantastic boat print! It's no secret I covet Emily & Fin dresses, but my wallet has fits of apoplexy at the price; between the exchange and shipping costs, it can be pretty prohibitive. So, to be gifted with a pretty, pretty dress from Emily & Fin is utterly amazing! It fits beautifully and the fabric is so soft and swishy. It looks terrific with my favourite Mel shoes and has a tiny bit of pink it it. Frankly, it makes my heart sing!
Roisin is really special and I'm so glad we're friends.
In real life, I tend to be rather introverted, unless I trust the person. I've ducked out of blogger meet-ups as I've been just too shy to attend. Most of my real-life friends don't sew, so it has been a blessing to discover an entire community who shares my passion for creating, fashion, and general geeky fun.
|See my pretty, pretty new handbag?!|
|It haz boats!!|
Roisin also included a heartfelt note that brought tears to my eyes.
Roisin, thank you so very, very much for your very thoughtful gifts. I am so happy that we are friends and I am beyond pleased that you loved Sew Dolly Clackett. I wish you and lovely Nic all the best on your special day and into the future.
One day, I will come to Leamington Spa and we'll meet in person. Until then, I'm happy that we'll remain blogging buddies :)
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Remember to don your best Dolly Clackett frock and raise a glass to toast Roisin and Nic on May 23, 2014.