Monday, February 8, 2010

I've been busy

Because i have the theory that idle hands are the devil's playthings and all that... here's what I've been up to on my beautiful new (old) sewing machine that i got from Ebay for $100. It works a treat! Better than the brand new Janome I got ten years ago that I had to take in for repairs every couple of years. Mum still has her old Necchi that she brought with her from Italy and has had since the 60s. I grew up on that machine and it's manual with a foot pedal. This one's powered up...
Ah the marvelous, marvelous Necchi and my new pin cushion. I bought two HUGE bags of fabric scraps recently from a garage sale in Fitzroy held by the lovely people of Queen (on Smith Street). The scaps are pretty fab.
I got the stripy fabric for both of the cushions for one dollar! The buttons are Alanna Hill - my favourite fabric shop gets leftover designer odds and ends - and I got them for around 20 cents each - ridiculous!

Hanky cushions - I found these kiddy hankies at Spotlight - the reverse side is felt. I gave these two to my friend Rayna (she of the Melbourne Craft Cartel) who has surprise twins recently. Surprise!
Awesome Ikea fabric and I edged the cushion with some cotton tassel from the local fabric shop...
Originally a skirt - but I cut it too small! So it became a top.
A fird mobile. Well they're meant to be birds but they came out looking like fish. Hence "firds". Was also for Rayna although I had only planned for one baby, as had she!

1 comment:

  1. Awesome gifts lovely! Especially love the firds - they're on the wall in the babies' room already :)