Had the most rubbishy morning, you know when just about everything goes wrong and you're fighting back tears (don't let the kids see, don't let the other mum's see) and all you want to do is go and hide in a corner and eat a gallon of ice cream.
THEN.... I got home and received the most amazing and wonderful swap package of my life!!! Words cannot express just how much I love each and every item that has been made for me with such skill and attention to detail by the hugely talented April. (and by the way DO dress like April, if these are an example of her crafting skills).
firstly - the bag (purse) - its' gorgeous pin up fabric from my wist, and in a style that I don't alread own - PERFECT for my holls...
Had to do a close up shot also of the beautifully inserted zipper and the fabulous decorative top stitch - I meant, talk about attention to detail, this is just AWESOME!!!
Then we move onto the hat - a most dreamy concotion in blue, pink, purple and lilac. I think it's crocheted, but could be knitted (Embarrased I don't know which) but either way it's just dreamy. I have a huge hat fetish and again, don't own anything remotely like this - I promise you April it will not be off my head all winter and is taking pride of place on my hat stand
And finally - the most jaw dropping, stunningly beautiful and gorgeous dress in the entire world!!!!!!!!!! The kids both said I look beautiful in it (bless em) - my Gigi was official photographer, standing on a little table in her high heels to get height, and Bix insisted on getting in the first picture too..
I think this one shows it off best - it's the perfect length with the most brilliant twirly full circle skirt, it's also fully lined and the stitching is impecable. I was really worried about it fitting - but April did a sterling job with whatever alterations were needed to be made to the pattern as it's just perfect..
I love everything about it - the fabric is just SO me and I really don't want to take it off!!!!
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU April - you've not only made my day, but my week and month as well, and unbenowst to you, I go on holiday tomorrow, so it even arrived at the perfect time to slip into my suitcase.