Friday, 21 February 2014

Big News!!!!!

Apologies in advance for the excessive amount of exclamation marks in this post but I have been trying to contain my excitement about this for a little while now and I am FIT TO BURST!




I've joined the Mood Sewing Network as an international guest blogger! I can hardly believe it and I keep doing little happy dances every time I remember!


If you don't already know about Mood Fabrics and the Mood Sewing Network then where have you been?!! In a nutshell Mood is a US company who sell beautiful designer fashion fabrics. They have two stores, one in New York (which I was lucky enough to visit last April and which is often featured on the awesome Project Runway) and one in LA. They also have a pretty incredible website and now offer international shipping which is why bloggers outside the US are now able to join the network.





The network itself is a group of sewing bloggers of all abilities who love to make their own clothes! Each month the bloggers (now including me! Eee!!!) get an allowance to spend at Mood to buy the materials to sew a garment of their choosing. Due to international postage times e.t.c I'll be posting every two months rather than the standard monthly post, hence my status as a guest blogger! As is usual, I'll be blogging about my Mood makes both here and on the MSN blog.

Me in Mood NYC last year!

Since I found out I've spent more hours than I care to count up browsing the website for ideas and trying to make some decisions, and every time I end up on there I find something else new and spectacular! I've already got more 'Mood Boards' on the go than should probably be allowed and I'm so excited to have such a variety of new to me fabrics at my finger tips! I can't wait to put them to good use making them into my best projects yet.

Thank you to Meg and everyone else at Mood who were involved in the decision to invite me! I'm honoured to be joining such an incredibly talented group of bloggers and am really grateful for this amazing opportunity. I'm looking forward to being able to push the boundaries of my sewing and hopefully step my makes up another level. In case you didn't get it yet...I'm really REALLY excited!

I'm going to borrow the words of Tim Gunn to finish this one off...



42 comments:

  1. OMG OMG OMG!!!! So excited for you Fiona and as always I wish you every success! Congratulations!

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    1. Thanks Sally! Looking forward to some celebratory cocktails!

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  2. Could not be more jealous!!! Congratulations Fiona, this is awesome news. xx

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    1. Thanks Clare It's been so hard not to tell you guys! Secret's out!

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  3. Wow! Congratulations, this is wonderful news. I can't wait to see what you make.

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    1. Thank you! It's been really hard to decide on my first project so I hope you like it!

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  4. That is amazing, huge congratulations Fiona! I'm so excited for you, and maybe just a little jealous! Can't wait to see what you make up!

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm very excited and a little nervous!

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  5. Cant wait to see your me-mades...very exciting x

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    1. I hope I can come up with something good! It's been really hard to pick from all the lovely fabrics!

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  6. Congratulations!! What wonderful news, look forward to seeing what you make :-)

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    1. Thank you! It's made my year already!

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  7. Oooh, that's exciting! Congratulations! Looking forward to seeing what you make!

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    1. Fingers crossed you all like my first project! Should be up in the next couple of weeks!

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  8. Wow! That's amazingly exciting! Sooo pleased for you! Can't wait to see what you make first!

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    1. Thank you Helen! Hopefully you'll like my first project! It should be on the Mood blog and here in the next couple of weeks

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  9. Yay, girl, welcome! Can't wait to see your first project!!!!!

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    1. So unbelievably excited to be blogging alongside the likes of you Sonja! Woohoo for Mood!

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  10. So exciting!!!! Can't wait to see what you make!

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    1. Thanks Nicole! I'm feeling a bit nervous but the fabric is scrummy so it should turn out great!

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  11. Too Awesome Fiona! I can't wait to see what you will sew. All your projects are so lovely and professionally executed so Mood is very lucky to have you on board!

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    1. o thank you so much Catja! I feel incredibly lucky right now let me tell you!

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  12. YOWZERS! That's great news. Congratulations!

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    1. That was pretty much my reaction when I found out! Thanks Amy!

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  13. Oh Fiona that is the MOST wonderful news! Massive congratulations, can't wait to see your first project! x

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    1. Thanks so much Jane! I can't wait to see it either!!

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  14. OMG I hate you so much!! That is so awesome for you. I haven't purchased any mood yet but I often browse on the net, they have sooooo much stuff. Can't wait to see what you come up with

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    1. Haha! Thanks Amy! The choice of lovely fabrics is pretty overwhelming, I've spent a lot of time narrowing down choices!

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  15. Congratulations! That's just wonderful :) Looking forward to seeing what you create!

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  16. Ooh congratulations! That's so exciting. Can't wait to see your makes :)

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    1. Thanks!! Fingers crossed you like them!

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  17. Unbelievably fabulous news! This is gonna be so awesome! Hope you're having fun!

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    1. Unbelievable amounts even just browsing the website Vicki-Kate! So excited. Thank you!

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  18. Congratulations! How spectacular and well deserved!

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    1. O thank you Elle! Feeling a little under pressure to come up with things as amazing as all the other bloggers but really excited!

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  19. Whooohoo! Very excited for you :) Looking forward to seeing your makes..

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    1. Thank you! Fingers crossed I can put those beautiful fabrics to good use!

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  20. That's awesome!! Looking forward to your posts!

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    1. Thanks Neeno! So excited! Mainly about all the yummy fabrics!!

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  21. Wow, that's THE BEST sewing circle to be part of. Congratulations.

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