Saturday, 29 May 2010

My Sewing Machine


My sewing machine has seen the light of day after over 20 years of inactivity - surprisingly it still works!

I've been wanting to try machine stitching on paper so gave it a go on this LO. Fortunately I was going for the "shabby chic" look (well that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!) as I am really out of practice at sewing in a straight line.

Cardstock is Bazzill, papers are by Cherry Arte (scraps from another LO), two fabric squares and photos from 1992 around the time of DS's 3rd b'day.

Along with the machine I found a load of unused patterns (charity bag fodder!) and lots of material left over from when I made myself two skirts (back in the early '80's), kitchen curtains from mid-80's and a shirt that I started making for OH (also in the '80's) - I don't think it will ever be finished now!

6 comments:

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Sue
A fabulous layout have a fabulous weekend,
hugs Dianne xx

Amelia said...

ooooh I love finding bags of hidden treasures that I have been storing although my sewing machine is probably gathering more dust than sewing at the mo!

Amelia.x

tea_bag said...

fab layout and now its seen the light of day to such wonderful effect I do hope you do more hugs alma xx

sue-bubbles said...

A wonderful LO Sue...I love to see stitching on projects, one of these days I will blow the dust off my machine!?!
Sue x

Carole said...

Really lovely layout here Sue, I too love to see sewing on projects and keep promising myself that I will drag my sewing machine into my Crafty Corner to have a play - not sure when that might be though!
Carole x

craftattack said...

Well done, lovely LO! Old patterns also look good distressed as LO backgrounds....