Ask and you shall receive and all that jazz. Just a few weeks ago I wrote about my inability to sew, and my sad lack of sewing machine to boot. I wanted to be able to make and do and dream… and… now I can! With Alice! Barely a week after I wrote that post, through a strange chain of events including:
One lady who used to teach sewing
A bunch of old sewing machines
And a strangely connected step aunty to bring all the pieces together
I found myself with not one, but two sewing machines. One of them, is Alice.
This machine is actually meant to go to my sister, but I have hijacked her for the time being. What can I say, we click! Two sewing lessons and crafternoons with my family later, I can now thread the needle, put cotton on the bobbin, press my foot to the pedal and go! I can make drawstring bags, iPhone covers from old hankies (albeit a little dodgy), and cut things up, snippety snap.
I cut and ironed and pinned…
I sat and arranged and sewed…
I produced and displayed and jumped around!
My plans for a Buy Nothing New Christmas are chugging along, full steam ahead.