For my birthday last month I got a sewing machine. It's something I have wanted for quite a while and I was very excited about it. My mum and my nanny have sewing machines and throughout my childhood they were always making and mending things. Also since I have been blogging I have seen some really creative thing by very creative people and have felt inspired, which I suppose is the whole point!
So back to my sewing machine, I decided to go for just a basic one and didn't want to spend too much money because even though I have always been around sewing machines I can't really use one! So this is it
Isn't she cool! I'm thinking about naming her, so any suggestions are welcome.
As December was fairly busy I hadn't really been able to have a play with her, but yesterday our time came. I have to admit I was quite nervous, husband and Phoebe the cat came to help, which was very helpful, actually husband was quite helpful, Phoebe the cat was not! After a bit of fiddling we managed to get her all set up, bobbin and all and had a few goes practising the stitches.
I then decided I was ready to make something. For my birthday I also got a beautiful book to help with getting started with my sewing machine, called "The Busy Girls Guide to Sewing" . So I pulled it out I started on the first project in it and here's what I made
A giant pin cushion!
I have to say I'm pretty pleased with myself, not bad for my first project! It was fairly straight forward to make and I managed with no mistakes! Yay!
What have you made so far this year?