previously on The grey tail: I spent some of the hermitting weekend accomplishing my very first handmade scissor fob with the finished travelling pattern that is now finished-finished. win win.
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while rummaging through my pile of stash looking for the right fabrics for the Travelling Bunny, I found a couple of things I never showed you.
in the past two years DMC made special wooden boxes called Vanity Cases with a different selection of threads included and I got them both. they’re still available in their Italian online shop, here and here.
the box for 2012 had a nice selection of reds and whites, ecru, beige, .. while the one they made for this year has super shiny and bright tones.
and with my last purchase from the DMC website I got their 2013 catalogue cause I was one of the first 100 customers since summer began 😀
I must say I used to be a hard core DMC fan 😉 I still have plenty of their threads I use for finishings and 100% washable projects. although I prefer hand dyed threads and linens, I still enjoy leafing through a huge catalogue like this one, it was so soothing, packed with beautiful pictures and gave me loads of inspiration. and it was free 😀
actually, I might have found the perfect box for Belinda‘s bonus chart in Blue Jeans and Daisies, we’ll see with my next order! 😀
I guess that’s it for today, the hot temperatures make me kind of sleepy and BaBa apparently thinks the same.
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follow our summer adventures in tomorrow’s post. an all new episode including the Heart Etui back finally taking the shape of a heart!
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* these cahier collections are really handy and I find myself using them all the time, especially for borders and small motives. they come as lovely boxes and there are DMC threads included with both editions, the one dedicated to Colours (charts by Annick Abrial, Perrette Samouïloff and Marie-Anne Réthoret-Mélin) and the one to Nature (charts by Monique Bonnin, Corinne Lacroix and Véronique Enginger). here is the official page for Mango Pratique.