Well, I don't know when I'll be content, but I do know I need...
... a Brand New Friend!
I've had a Brother sewing machine for the last few years, but I never really liked it - not sure why, I just struggled with it. So when I came to use it for my latest project and it kept jamming (let me count the times), I finally saw the light and decided to get rid. Luckily my local sewing machine emporium reconditions and sells secondhand machines, so I took it in, and negotiated a good deal on this baby. Yes, I know it looks as though it's meant for a child. Unfortunately, that's about my level.
Sew much better!
Since it was a cold sleety grey old day, I decided to spend the afternoon getting acquainted with my new friend. I ran off 10m of bunting, to be used at our upcoming jumble sale.
Does it look like a pile of thongs to you too? I assure you it isn't! You really wouldn't want to see my old pants hanging up anywhere...
Not feeling in the slightest bit glamorous today, but I'll show you anyway, it's good to challenge my ego by publicly acknowledging my dowdy days.
The dress is only a supermarket brand and nothing special, but at 20p from Saturday's jumble, it's OK.
I do like brown, and I think it suits me, but I find it hard not to feel drab in it. Even when it's cashmere. I was warm though!
More bunting to be cut and sewn, then what shall I make? Am I asking oh for so much? You could do anything you wanted to.....
I bought this Hawaiian cotton maxi from Chesterfield flea market last week but it's too big. Might take the side seams in. On my new machine. Cos I've got a Brand New Friend, woo hoo!
PS. And you can blame my not-so-brand-new friend Sarah for my current Lloyd Cole obsession. She started it!