So, as I mentioned last week I recieved a package from a very lovely person. That person being Ingrid of Lottielulu. I first 'met' Ingrid (I've never met her IRL, but you know what I mean) when I first started sewing a couple of years ago. I was briefly part of an online group of sewers, many of us just learning to sew. I think a lot of them went on to become quite the experts with their machines, but I just kind of stalled at beginner level and, I dare say, that's where I'll stay. But I'm quite happy with that. I don't have any lofty sewing aspirations. Not at the moment anyway.
Anyway at the time I was living in the middle of nowhere, no shops for miles, and absolutely no fabric/craft shops within, say 600km. In, I think, my first experience of someone I knew only online doing something wonderful for me, Ingrid sent me some fabric.
I have never forgotten that. Think of it as my introduction to a world of clever and generous crafty bloggers.
We had a sewing swap in that same group and I was lucky enough to score Ingrid as one of my swap partners and recieve my first piece(s) of 'hand made by Lottielulu' goodness. Oh my goodness it was too sweet for words. It included this outfit here as worn by Ruby taking out the Grandma and Grandaughter award at the local hospital fair.This picture would be just over two years old. Considering we've moved three times since then, it seems like so much longer ago. Just searching this picture out on my computer was like a little trip down memory lane.
It is now safetly packed away with other precious outfits from Rubys' 'little' days.
Excuse if I'm rambling.
A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enought to nab another of Ingrids' creations, this gorgeous smock. It is reversible and absolutely perfect for Ruby. Unfortunately a picture of it actually on Ruby is out of the question. In fact from here on in, let's just drop the 'Ruby' and refer to her as 'The Diva'
The will be no pictures of The Diva and don't you forget it.
And The Diva will be bribed with nothing so do not waste your time.
When I opened the package my heart started beating very fast when I saw that the smock was not the only thing in it.
We had also been sent this adorable dress. Crafted from a table cloth, of course. My favourite kind of dress.
And an apron that any little girl would love to tie on, this was ours too.
As if that wasn't enough to make my little heart pound with glee, Ingrid had also sent some vintage buttons, trim, and 'made by Lottielulu' storybook tags. The lack of a picture of these things is partly to blame on The Diva and partly to blame on me. See, The Diva very quickly spread the contents of the package throughout the entire house, depositing buttons, tags, and trims in to a number of her different hidey holes, and I used those tags pretty promptly too, once I'd found them again. I had a few presents and parcels just waiting for those tags to be attatched, so forgive me for not having a picture.
So, thank you ever so much Ingrid, we love each and every little bit of that parcel.
If it's made by Lottielulu you know it will be made with every attention to detail and be absolutely adorable. With a capital A.