Sunday, 11 August 2013

Loran's Swap Gift

Look at these lovelies that arrived on Friday, all the way from California: -

I was lucky enough to have Loran as my swap partner for the Sew Weekly swap.  Everything arrived wrapped in yellow and pink tissue with glittery flowers hidden among the layers.  There are some gorgeous black and see-thru gingham buttons, a pink (looks like 40's) belt buckle, a pack of vintage bias tape and thread and THREE patterns to choose from ... I will be using one of these in my next project, as I've already started the Sew Weekly Reunion challenge.  I love the little letter on the reverse of the sunflower card too.

I already knew about Loran and her style from the challenges she did in 2012 - have a look at for some amazing coats made from sweaters and dresses with a vintage twist. I've pinched a couple of the images here though, just to show you!

Coat made from several recycled sweaters

All accessorised - even as far as the car!
Ciircle skirt made from a tablecloth

Thanks so much Loran! SO look forward to seeing what you create for the reunion challenge.


  1. She's a doll, isn't she? Have fun with your goodies.

  2. Oh what a lovely package.. I too remember the beautiful things Loran sewed on Sew Weekly.. Such an inspiration..
    I wanted to do the Sew Weekly Reunion, but we have too much going on right now..maybe next time..

  3. Ooh, what a sweet selection of goodies! Love those buttons in particular, very cool. :-)

    1. I think so too - thanks so much for organising Kat.

  4. What a great package! I'm looking forward to seeing what you make!

    1. I've got so much on my 'to do' list now, it's unbelievable!


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