Sunday, 5 September 2010

A New Toy!

About 100 years ago (ok maybe 14 years ago!) I got bought a lovely Bernina Minimatic sewing machine which I loved intensely and took off to uni with me where I punished it by sewing about 10km of various threads to make lots of lacy projects with vanishing fabric... sewing machine held up remarkably under the strain and then proceeded to move house with me 10 times in the next 10 years.I loved my first sewing machine so much... even tho it weighed around the same as me but sadly a few weeks ago it died, living in a damp basement flat for a year and then being stuffed in a storage cupboard for another year has completely rusted the mechanism so it just sits there sulking now!I bagged my self a super bargain to replace it... In my family we rarely have anything new so I thought maybe it's about time I did! I got my lovely new Toyota machine delivered and then was too busy/tired/lazy to use it for 2 weeks! Today I dragged it out, set it up and, after some confusion as to where the lever to drop the foot was, sewed away!I've made a bunch of new lavender bags and made a small dent in my work in progress pile... and have found my new favourite smell! New Sewing Machine Smell... ooo it's lovely and it also sounds so good too!
I'm off to settle down and try and clear my pile of lavender bags to sew now... see you soon!
Happy Mel


  1. You've been busy - and they look great!

  2. Your new machine looks fabulous - have fun with it, I'm jealous.

  3. What a great new machine! I had no idea Toyota made sewing machines.

  4. Yay for new sewing machine, and even a bigger yay to making a dent on the pile of things to do, while having a great time!