A Christmas Wish List for #sewingsanta

I set up my first Twitter account about eight years ago, and have been using it consistently for approximately the last four. I have additional accounts for school and my class, and last night I created a new one @makingnmarking (makingandmarking was too many characters, sadly). Please feel free to follow me, as I am looking to expand my network of fellow sewists.
I created the account so I could separate out all tweets relating to making. No school, no (ok, minimal) dogs and personal updates centred around sewing.
I immediately followed some of the suggested accounts, and this morning I stumbled across a retweet that originated from @lnathangoucher. It linked to a blog post about a link up, where participants will basically take part in a sewing-themed Secret Santa. Amazing! Items can be bought up to the value of £10, excluding postage. Lisa has even helpfully includes last posting dates to ensure Christmas delivery. My mind is already whirring. I know I would like to send several smaller items, but I’m wondering, if you could choose to find any items in your #sewingsanta, what would they be and why?

Ps: sign ups for #sewingsanta end on October 31st, so hurry if you would like to join!


14 responses to “A Christmas Wish List for #sewingsanta

  1. Dreaming of all sorts of kit!! Maybe a length of vintage fabric or some kitsch buttons! Basically happy with anything…there’s no way I’ll get a sewing-related present without #sewingsanta!!

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  2. Ooh, thanks for sharing this, I think I might join in! 🙂

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  3. 😭😭😭😭😭 I got so excited reading this post but then it’s UK only :-/ silly American trip :-/ hhmmph!

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    • I know I thought you would love it, I wonder if you could ask to join and be partnered with another international? Or if you asked nicely you might be able to launch the idea stateside, I bet $10 goes a REALLY long way at Joann’s 😬 x

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  4. This is genius! I would love to join in but the postage to Singapore would exceed the cost of the present itself I think…

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  5. I’ve just signed up for this too:)

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So pleased with my purchases from the @johnlewisretail sale today! 4m of Robert Kaufman denim + What was left of some @atelierbrunette cotton + some @makoweruk metallic spot. Plus some pretty she’ll buttons that were less than half price 🙌🏼 All came to a total of £36.50. Now to figure out whether I can use any of them for my #2018makenine plans 🤔 •
#buttons #makersgonnamake #imakethings #dressmaking #sales #shopping #bargains The light isn’t great but here’s my second @sewoveritlondon #soivintageshirtdress hot off the machine. This one is made using some chambray coloured cotton from @fabworksmillshop leftover from an @theavidseamstress #daydress I made quite a while ago. The buttons feel like quite a statement and I’m hoping they don’t detract from the dress. I sewed this up as a size 12 and it fits SO much better than the 14. •
#sewmystyle #sewoveritlondon #sewoverit #vintageshirtdress #chambray #sleeveless #dressmaking #imakethings #makersgonnamake #sewersgonnasew #holidaysewing #buttons The only fabric I purchased (so far) in the sales just arrived from @misformake ~ the mason jars is a brushed cotton and the floral (+ snails! 🐌) is a cotton lawn. I only have a couple of metres of each so I’m not sure what I’ll make yet 🤔
#goodpostday #happymail #fabric #sales #salebuys #endofrolls #endofbolt #makersgonnamake #imakethings #sewersgonnasew Finished! My first @sewoveritlondon #vintageshirtdress made with @dashwoodstudio #flurry fabric with 8 vintage red buttons. I cut out the paper pattern and made a size 14, but I think it’s come up a little large and now I’m regretting not tracing it off - which I nearly always do. I’m hoping I’ll be able to nip it in with a belt, as other than that I’m pretty happy with it. I would like to make a sleeveless version in a 12 to compare but I’m not sure how best to size down a pattern I’ve already cut 🤷🏻‍♀️
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In 2017 we completed 3 #canicross races together, as well as several parkruns. He gets very excited at the beginning, particularly when there is lots of clapping or lots of other dogs. Wilf keeps me company on lots of training runs, both on his harness if we are running on the road and off the lead if we’re on the trails. He’s happy to go on very early or very late runs. He even looks disappointed if I head out in my trainers without him. 
I’ve already booked our first couple of canicross races for 2018, and this year I plan to log how many miles Wilfie runs too. He’s a good dog. •
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