When Sharon, of Gordon, ACT sent me the following email, she made my day.
"The blog is great. I spend 7 1/2 hours a day underground in the basement of Parliament House surrounded by machines. Day in day out same old dark cold environment so it’s just nice to see your sunny photo’s and imagining what it would be like to live off the land and not under it."
And she's a returning customer - love 'em.
When she sent me the teatowel she wanted me to use to make a skirt for her, she made my day again! Gotta love a bit of a bucolic-scene-teatowel when you're trying to craft a simple life out of the earth.
So it's official: Sharon's a day-maker (2 out of 2 is good enough for me).
And of course, the skirt was super-fun to sew. Like Sharon, I love all the colours in the skirt, especially red! So was pleased to be able to incorporate a little bit of spotty action. And I just happened to have a bit of drill the exact same tone of blue as the roofs and clouds and the little farmer-dude's overalls. Don't you just love a fortuitous fabric-matching event?
The teatowel had a few holes in it, so a pocket was necessary for cover-up (yes, the pocket is lined in red polka-dot. Couldn't help myself). It's a little higher than your average P&E pocket, but I just could not bring myself to cover up the little clothesline.
Pretty much one of the cutest teatowel features I've ever seen (and believe me - I've seen a lot of teatowels).