Sunday, 3 September 2017

Back with a giveaway!

Guys, I can't believe it's been almost a whole year since I last wrote on this little blog of mine. Where has the time gone?! What's new with you?

The main reason for my absence has been quite simple. It sounds like a cliche, but I struggled to find the time and space to sew. Let me explain. We've done quite a bit of work on the house since I last posted, and after the last 3.5 years of hard work, it is starting to feel more like ours. It does mean, though, that whenever a room needs refurbishing/renovating/ripping-out and starting over, my lovely girl cave becomes the storage room, or during the most recent project, our bedroom. 

After a few big projects, followed by quite a lot of clearing up, I've finally reclaimed my sewing room, and it is time that I get back to sewing. 

Oh how I have missed sewing, and my little blog, which, coincidentally, has turned 6 this Friday!

I'm partly reassured, however, that upon return, a) I still seem to know my way around my sewing machine(s), and b) whilst vlogs and instagram have transformed blog-sphere, there still appears to be people blogging, and reading blogs. 

Now, what better way to return than with a giveaway? 


In my trip to Bali this time last year, I made a special trip to Denpasar, to visit the batik shops, including the wonderful Dewi Mas, to top up my stash with some more exotic pieces. After buying a couple of fun cotton batiks and a vibrant piece of viscose for myself (projects featuring them are coming soon!), I couldn't not pick up a beautiful cotton piece (2m long, 1.06m wide) for a lucky reader as well ;) 


What do you think?

To enter, simply leave a comment before midnight (BST) Friday 22 September, and the winner will be picked out of a hat. 

A couple of pictures from the shop:


Before I go, I wanted to share my sewing to-do list with you. Remember my sewing blackboard? Most of these are pretty simple yet effective, so should be perfect for easing me back into sewing, before trying out more ambitious projects (like sewing activewear and more undergarments, which I really want to do). What's more? They are stash busting, which is much needed.  
Aaah I must admit, it is great to be back. I can't wait to share my completed projects with you very soon. 

15 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Keeping my fingers crossed!

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  2. Welcome back, and thanks for the giveaway!

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  3. Welcome back. Beautiful fabric, great giveaway.

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  4. Lovely to have you back, and what a stunning fabric!

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  5. it's gorgeous! :) lovely fabric and welcome back!

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  6. What a beautiful piece. I'm returning to blog reading after a lengthy absence!

    Jo S

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  7. I was so happy to see this post pop up on my Bloglovin this morning. Gorgeous fabric and welcome back!

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  8. Welcome back to the blogosphere Alice! Looking forward to seeing your upcoming makes! 😊

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  9. Glad you are back to blogging!

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  10. Welcome back! I love seeing what everyone is making, but reading the blogs gives me so much more than just looking at pictures.
    Looking forward to your updates.

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  11. Welcome back what a fabulous dress the fabric will make, fingers crossed

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  12. Love it! :D welcome back!!

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