When Marta and Marte asked me to take part in a new series, “Mailbox Surprise“, I didn’t have to think long to say yes. The idea is that you send a little package of fabrics (at least a yard) and supplies to another blogger, and also receive one (from a different blogger) – both assigned by Marta and Marte. Next year, everyone posts the creation(s) they made from the fabric. Fun part: you do not know who’ll be sending you the package until you receive it.
I was sold for this idea right away – if only because I love getting fabrics in even more than getting my paycheck in my mailbox ;-p
Today I’ll be showing off the fabric I’m sending out myself. Marte and Marta advised to pick fabrics which are not available in the receiver’s country of residence. So I set myself the task to find something which can only be found in Belgium.
Two of the fabrics are from the Belgian brand “Sew-be-do”, and as far as I know, you can only buy it
at the Belgian chain store Veritas, which owns the brand. Both prints are from their new line, designed by Dutch designer Maaike Boot. The old-pink fabric is from my stash, and has no brand name on it – I found it in a weird shop in Lier (a tip from Marte).
The bias ribbon is my favorite one (also from Veritas), and goes well with all 3 fabrics. The buttons are from Petit Pan, a French-based brand owned by a Belgian-Chinese designer couple.
Taken together, the fabrics are almost 3 yards – of course, I don’t expect my receiver to use all the items I sent her. I thought I’d just send enough to choose from, so there would be at least 1 thing she’d like. Plus, I’m very fond of the blogger who will receive the package 🙂
Stay tuned for some more posts about this cool series!