Monday, August 8, 2011

my new toy

I have no idea where the inspiration came from to get one of these (perhaps from here, here or watching too many episodes of "Project Runway") But I decided I wanted one. The long standing joke at our house is "Mum! this is ripped and the buttons fallen off". And I reply "oh well lets take it to Grandmas to get fixed". So its time for a new hobby and challenge.

I was taught sewing as a 11 and 12 year old at school. And quite frankly I sucked at it then. Cooking was more my thing...I did get the Home Economics award for all of Form Two Ill have you know. I gave it ago last year with my mother in laws tutoring to make three Christmas present sacks. And they turned out pretty cool.I bought my new sewing machine with my flybuys points along with a new double pie maker (I'll save that for another post). And tomorrow I'm having my bloggy friends around to make Sock monkeys and I don't even own any cotton! or needles and thread! But not for long...I'm going to brave Spotlight fabric department and get some supplies today...already for the girls tomorrow

And I'll probably be up late reading the manual because even getting it out of the box has me confused! I wonder if the library has a "Sewing for Dummies" book?
What the Frack are all these things for!


Sima J said...

Those christmas present sacks are awesome I'm sure you'll have fun with it! (I'm SUPER gutted I can't come tomorrow - boo hoo!!) I am lucky to have got a really nice sewing machine for my 21st from my Mum (who is an avid sewer) - can't wait to hear about this pie maker too - sounds great!

Rachel Kate said...

Love it! :) I'm sure you're gonna do just fine and yes I'm sure the library has some books hehe or just google it. There's You tube clips on how to do just about everything..

PaisleyJade said...

haha - my heart is bursting with pride at you getting your new sewing machine!!

I still haven't quite worked my one out but you'll get there. At least now I know what to get you for your birthday - cottons, fabric... all your favourite things (haha).

Sammy said...

Hey! I got THE SAME MACHINE!!!! It's awesome and so easy to use. I taught myself to sew on it- you won't have any probs learning on it.
P.S. I have no idea what those things are either. You only need a few bits and bobs and you can do anything!

kendylsPlace said...

Super sweet present to yourself! And I love frack. Hehe. You go girl - and hop on pinterest - there's some cool ideas on there for sewing!

Simoney said...

Oh thank goodness its a sewing machine.I thought it was going to be ONE MORE PERSON raving about their iPhone.

Leonie said...

you will love it Jackie! Your christmas sacks are gorgeous!

and I'll show you what some of those things are for...if I

Brothers are great machines.

Meghan at MNM's said...

Brilliant - ah Jacksta I'm just a teeny tiny bit Jelly! I've been thinking about getting one but then keep telling myself I have no time as it is so where would I find the time to sew? I love the idea though so I look forward to seeing all the amazing creativity that is going to come forth :-)

Gail said...

Coolness Jacksta! Can't wait to see what you make. I am pretty much the same with the ol' sewing machine. They are beasts.