Escape To The Country
If the last year has done anything good, it’s given a lot of us a real appreciation for the natural beauty that surrounds us. So many people have relocated to the country in the last year, and with travel abroad not happening the “staycation” has been on the rise.
As a child we only went abroad once, to the north of France when I was 11. All our holidays were spent in various parts of the UK in either a caravan or a holiday cottage and it gave me a huge appreciation for the countryside. For an extra bit of magical childhood nostalgia for you we have family who own a sheep farm in Essex so we spent a couple of Easter holidays camped out in their garden watching the lambs frolicking about.
However, the theme this month was well and truly set when I clapped eyes on the stunning “Landscape” cotton gaberdine twill from See You At Six that has gone inside the Luxury Boxes this month…
The sample for this stunning fabric came through my post box back in October and it was love at first sight! It is super soft and has a good amount of drape whilst also being slightly more structured meaning it works well as a dress, trousers or as a loose fitting top. I am in love with the colours and the landscape print and cannot wait to get something sewn up for myself.
I have paired it with the Lily Top from Experimental Space which is a beautiful woven top with a pretty and delicate ruffle detail along the shoulders and neck. With the fabric you have a huge range of colours to pick out from to make the ruffle, and bonus this top only uses a maximum of 1.6m meaning you’ll have lots left over.
Classic and Mini Boxes
Oooh I do love a double gauze! The boxes this month include a gorgeous piece of creamy white double gauze with a blue leaf and vine print running along the length of it. I’m certain that double gauze is a magic fabric as it somehow manages to be cool to wear when it’s hot whilst also being very snuggly!
How fabulous are these fat quarters from Craft Cotton Co called Eclectic Floral featuring welly boots, bicycles, umbrellas and beautiful florals it really was a match made in heaven with the theme.
Last but by no means least I am so excited to include these incredible magnetic needle minders made by hand by Sarah of Resin and be Thankful. Each one is completely unique, made in resin and holds not only a small magnet for keeping hold of your pins, but also a dried flower and colourful pieces of shredded plastic and waste materials. Each one is so beautiful and I am so proud that this is a completely unique product for my lovely subscribers!
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