Despite the rain, random breath testing units, parking police and other authorities waiting to pounce on Christmas revellers in the local area, a lovely dinner was had by some Sydney blogging girls on Wednesday night. (I even ate the dessert, which was considered brave by the others due to its, lets just say, "unique" consistency....). Amy, Bettina, Kristen, Melinda, Belinda and myself enjoyed several hours of lovely food and crafty chat followed by an exchange of gorgeous Christmassy gifts.
I was the recipient of a beautifully made Emmeline Apron from Amy. It has a Christmas theme on one side and on the other a lovely springy flower applique. The apron alone would have been totally fabulous but, to put the icing on the cake, Amy threw in some lovely fabric and trim (in particular, the gorgeous Moda scissor print I had been lusting after). I've included some detail shots but you can see a better snap of the apron in its full glory here.
On the subject of giving, I've decided this year that considering the amount that I spend annually on fabric I can certainly afford to give to someone else who could do with a bit of help. Here are a few community development style artisan and crafter related projects that I've found via this link:
I'll be choosing one of these and hope you might consider doing the same!!