How do you like my new lounge pants? They arrived in the mail today and I put them on as soon as I opened the package. They look snazzy with my fuscia argyle cardigan, don't they? I've been wanting a pair of these for ages, but never got around to making myself a pair. When my friend Chris (Miss Pink Picket Fence) opened an etsy shop last week and I saw these, I had to have them. These super soft pants are made from vintage linens (my favorite). Chris, they're excellent! Your workmanship is spot on. Love, love, love them!!
My new favorite pants weren't the only thing to show up in my mailbox - isn't this little bag sweet? I purchased it from the Craft Hope shop. I happened to be the one listing this item, so it took some fast clicking to get it (you know, I had to log off as craft hope, then log in as myself to purchase). At the time, things were selling as soon as they listed, so I consider myself lucky. I ordered it thinking that I'd give it to Ava, but now I'm not so sure. Maybe when she's older. That embroidery is simply stunning. I think this little bag is too pretty to use!
Joanie, the bag maker sent along some extras, which was super thoughtful. I love getting the extras! She included a peg fairy kit, a lavender sachet, and some tea. Thank you, Joanie, I love it all!
Oh, Chris also sent along some, uh, extras. How about that? I can honestly say that I've never seen anything like it. I suppose every seamstress needs a denim bib with an attached pin cushion (+ spools of thread) and "I LOVE TO SEW !" + hearts embroidered around the neck. Chris, really, you shouldn't have! I'm sure you had a tough time parting with that one :-) All I can say is 'wow'. I asked Ava is she would like to model it for me, but she declined.
If you're in the mood for some shopping, the Craft Hope shop is still stocked with some great items, the proceeds of which will go to Doctors without Borders to help with Haiti. Chris even has some vintage linen items there, which will appear in the Craft Hope book due out later this year. And while you're over at etsy, stop by the Pink Picket Fence shop, too!!