I alluded to the gift that Chris got me for Christmas this year in a post earlier this month...well here it is: the Colette Sewing Pattern Gift Pack!
Ok, I'll admit: I asked him specifically for this when we were asking each other for gift ideas. I fell in love with Colette patterns earlier this year when I made my Bicycle Skirt and had several patterns on my "To Sew" list. The patterns in my gift set are Clover, Anise (pictured above), and Beignet - all patterns that will stretch my sewing skills and knowledge for 2013. Pants, jacket, and a fitted skirt, eek!
I also received this lovely in the mail that I ordered a few weeks ago, straight from New Zealand:
Don't you just love the packaging for Papercut Patterns? So adorable. I have some pink rayon jersey in my stash from my NYC shopping trip this past summer that will be perfect for my own Coppelia. Yes, I'm planning my spring sewing already!
I had a very low key but fantastic Christmas - my parents stayed with me for a whole week and my sister and brother-in-law visited Christmas Eve and Christmas day. We pretty much hung out all day eating cookies, catching up (we haven't all been together since July!), and playing lots of games.
Hope you had a great holiday as well!