This was sent to me from Cape Town, South Africa! That’s quite a trip up to Yorkshire, UK.
It’s far further than I have ever travelled (Cyprus!).
This was my prize for being randomly generated from all the participants in a monthly link up party I quite often take part in, ‘The Monthly Made It Challenge’ which takes place on the Woolhogs blog.
This particular prize was donated by Jill of Nice Piece of Work. Jill has a lovely blog all about the crafty stuff she does, crocheting, knitting, sewing, mosaicing, renovating junk furniture, painting, beading, papier mache, etc. It was one of the first blogs I regularly read and I really enjoyed her posts about selling on the seafront craft fair leading up to last Christmas. She has a really infectious way of writing, regularly making me laugh over my desk bound sandwich.
So I was delighted to learn I had won a make by lady whose blog I read.
Seeing the photo of this incredibly detailed, beautifully put together festival of a hat in Cape Town
and then receiving it by post in Yorkshire was quite surreal.
So will I wear the hat? Whilst I truly appreciate the work and the beautiful fabrics I will be admiring the hat but not wearing it. It is currently draped over a ball on a shelf above my work bench. You see I have a friend whose style far more lends itself to this hat than mine. A friend whose love of festivals will give this hat the outings it so deserves.
So thank you Jill for sending me a perfect gift which I will pass on to a perfect recipitent.
Love, Lucie x