I'm a bit late in telling you, but a little over a month ago I won the Moon Munkie Mystery Make giveaway over at Masustak eguzkitan. Maider gave away four packages of sewing and crafting items, and look what I received a few days later!
Jersey fabric! Stuff for making jewellery! Postcards designed by Catalan graphic artists! Neon yellow bias binding! Gorgeous green buttons, and more! A lovely package, isn't it? Thank you, Maider! :)
Maybe I should tell you a little more about the background of Mystery Makes. It's a project brought to life by Moon Munkie (hence the name ;) as part of the Sew Grateful week. She sent out four packages of crafty things, inviting the participating bloggers to make something from them and post about it, and to send out their own packages if they so wanted. You can find the original blog post here.
Sooo, what to make from it? Actually, I was just a little bit stumped at first. The jersey fabric is soft and lovely, and oh-so-drapey, but it's not a print that I would naturally gravitate towards. Well, until I put myself in front of a mirror and started draping it around me, at least. Is that an abstract-paint flower print?!? Yes it is! :D
My draping experiment suggested that something sleeveless that took advantage of the beautiful drape would work best, so I went for a self-drafted tube-top dress with a asymmetric hem and as much flounce as the yardage allowed. *g* I struggled with trying to make fabric straps for a while, but in the end decided to use a clear bra strap as a halterneck.
I added the asymmetrical hem for a bit of drama. :D
|close-up of the fabric loop to attach the strap|
So. To keep the spirit of the Mystery Makes going, and because I've been incredibly lucky and received a generous share of beautiful things in the past few months (more about that later), I'm also giving away three Moon Munkie Mystery packages! If more than three people offer to take part, I'm going to draw lots. So, do you want to recieve a little package of crafty goodness? Just say so in the comments!
There is a catch of course, as I'm trying to stick to Moon Munkie's rules. By putting your name in, you promise to make something from your gifts in the package and blog about it after the end of four weeks (umm, it took me five, so I'm not too particular about that clause, but please post about what you made!). You may use all or some of the items in the parcel and you may add from your own stash or buy additional items. You are also very welcome to put together your own little packages and offer them to spread the love, but you're not required to.
So, who's up for it? :D
Have a lovely week!