All photos from Stephanie Fay.
Friday, September 24, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
I love it so much!! I've been researching and saving for a machine for a while now. I've been sewing on my mother's machine, which was HER mother's before that. So basically, the thing went forwards, backwards and did a zigzag. That's it. And it took forever to thread, was constantly getting tangled etc. Don't get me started.
- it has an automatic needle threader
- loading the bobbin is super quick and easy, it threads it for you and even cuts it off at an appropriate length
- adjustable stitch width
- electronic dial that lets me pick from a wider variety of stitches than I'll ever use
- 5 automatic one-step buttonholes -- a dream come true!
I've been using it already on a few projects, which I'll blog about soon. I started off with some boring things to get the hang of it (a scarf, another baby blanket etc), but I'm about to get stuck into a very exciting little project that involves little birdies -- fun!
In the mean time, let me show you a picture of how I spent last Saturday -- with a batch of my favourite lemon muffins (recipe from Aunty Carol -- it's honestly the yummiest and easiest thing ever), a pot of tea and some sunshine out the back.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
If I didn't get married in a church .... or in the middle of winter ... I would have loved to get married between these gorgeous bookshelves. Lucky I didn't see this picture beforehand, because I showed Evan and he thought it was weird.
I once had a darling pair of ballet slippers in a rose gold. I wore them to death and sadly parted with them at the beginning of the year. I've been looking for an equivalent ever since -- these are pretty close.
This picture was a happy accident during our trip to Europe. Evan and I weren't even together -- but oooooh the vibes were flying. Note that I'm wearing his jacket and his arm is around me. Are you surprised that two years later, we're married with bub just around the corner? No, me neither.