This morning, I purposely got up very early for a Saturday. On the way home from work on Thursday, I notice a lovely sewing box on legs and with ornate hinges in the window of the charity shop round the corner from our flat. I am at work for the whole time the shop is open, so I was hoping, HOPING it would still be there.
|Yes, I Have floral tools. Makes DIY more fun. :)|
And it was! Isn't it lovely? It's edges are all dove-tailed, so I think it may be hand made. It was a bargain at £5. Look at those hinges! I am considering painting it red and giving it new handles. Fay suggested lining the drawers with felt, which I will definitely do, but what do you think of it being painted? opinion seems to be divided so far.
Having gotten home and admired my sewing box (I keep walking past it, and opening and closing it, eliciting a 'you could put stuff in it you know' from Dave), and done some housework *yawn* I set to my next task of the day. The tension on my sewing machine has been wonky for months. Normal methods of adjusting it did nothing to sort it, and I was almost ready to throw the machine out of the window after my 3 hr attempt last time. I sat down to deal with it, and miraculously had it working after half an hour.
My first task with my newly functioning machine was to finish the cafetiere cosy I made for Dave. Despite measuring everything, it's a little to short, but it will do the trick I think. As Dave is the coffee drinker, I used nice manly dark grey t-shirt material. He seems pleased with it.
|I was aiming for a sunburst effect with the quilting.|
It is moderately successful!
Next, I paid some attention to the sewing box I already owned. It was a gift from Dave's mum, and is perfectly functional, but after a few years, I have gotten a bit bored of the fabric covering the lid section.
A couple of section of fabric, some embroidery and a few sewn on buttons do a lot for it I think! It's far from perfect, but it will do for me.
I haven't done much sewing since Christmas time, and I am glad to have jumped back in! I hope everyone is having a good Saturday :).