Thursday, November 26, 2015


I have had a sewing machine for a long time but barely used it.  The one I have now I bought about 7 years ago and it's been sitting behind the bar ever since we moved into this current house 6 years ago!
Last month I found a Horn Sewing cabinet for sale in a local op-shop.  I've been wanting one for years but could never afford a new one.  I couldn't pass this one up as it was a great price and in excellent condition.

Now I have my sewing machine setup in the cabinet and have bought some different coloured threads and other sewing accessories.  I've been buying small amounts of fabric to make some small items found through Pinterest.

Last week I made a Nappy & wipes clutch for a staff member at work who leaves for maternity leave tomorrow.  I found the pattern and instructions on Lemon Squeezy Home Blog and it is so easy to follow.  My first attempt I wasn't 100% happy with but it was the first time in over 20 years that I've actually sewn something from scratch!  I made another one a few days later which I gave to my staff member this week and was much happier with that one.

Inside the clutch I placed two nappies and a travel pack of wipes.

Crochet Duck Lovey

My latest crochet project was a Duck Lovey blankie made for one of the reception staff on my team at work.  She is expecting a baby in December and I decided to make this as a gift for the baby.

The pattern was in a crochet magazine and gave me a little grief with the beak but overall I'm pretty happy with the result.