Back in December Yoshimi had a giveaway for a gachapon and I'm certain that Yoshimi heard my squeal of delight when I was a winner.
Look at the gorgeous packaging by Yoshimi!
Isn't that the cutest sewing machine!
I found a new blogger to me, Mainleydad from The Japanese Pattern Challenge, who I first spotted over at Pattern Review with his Missoni jacket.
Mainleydad is a self taught sewist, and is making himself a very interesting wardrobe, with pieces that might work for Mark (Thread Theory patterns as well as some of his plainer shirts). One product that he uses a lot of is Hug Snug.
I was blown away when the postman delivered this generous parcel from Mainleydad.
Three different colours of Hug Snug and some #40 Cotton Basting Thread. His note did say, "the basting thread might turn me into a baste-oholic like him", only time will tell.
Mainelydad also shared with me the link for Lilacs & Lace where Laura Mae shows you how to use the Hug Snug
Now it is my turn for giveaway.
I have been trying to tidy up my sewing room and have found these that I thought you might like.
The first is the SideWinder, it is a portable bobbin winder that winds your bobbins without your sewing machine.
Here you can see it in action.
Next is a Sewing Companion Library book that I have ended up with 2 copies, it is Easy Guide to Sewing Blouses and here at Amazon you can have a look at some of what is inside.
If you would like either of these let me know in the comments which one you would like. Entry will be finalised and drawn on 2 April 2015.