This morning when I woke up I was on a mission, and determined not to let anything stop me. So when I realised that I had a wicked sore throat and the tell tale signs of THE FLU (This is probably because we took little man to the doctors yesterday and I played with the toys there because little princess insisted, doctors waiting room toys = germ infested time bombs), I was all the more determined to get the job done. I worked my butt off all morning making sure I was all set up and ready to start sewing as soon as little man went down for his morning nap. My sewing machine was co-operating, all was going well, I was churning out elephants and tissue holders and caterpillars and even a dress for the princess, and then the bad thing happened. The thing that ends my sewing forever (or at least until some miracle happens). It turns out I sewed so much my sewing machine caught on fire.
No kidding, it actually caught on fire. I paused for a few minutes to pin something, then pop, bang, crack, I look down and there’s smoke coming out of the pedal, lots of smoke. Thinking that singed is not a good look for the carpet in the middle of my lounge, I unplugged it as quick as I could and threw it outside (not the whole machine, just the power cord and pedal).
So, just as I was getting into sewing, really starting to enjoy it, and looking forward to another trip to funky junk to top up my fabric stash, its over. And I still have 5 and a half elephants to sew and countless other sewing projects on my to-do list.
Now, just on the off chance that some miracle does happen and I am in the market for a new sewing machine, I would like some advice. I’m not interested in the top of the range machines, I just want something small, basic and easy to use. Any suggestions?? Just in case you were wondering, my deceased machine is a Bernina Bernette 330 Which belonged to my mum for as long as I can remember.
A whole post without pictures, how boring! Ok, here’s a few things I made this morning. The caterpillars (which haven’t got their eyes sewed on yet) were made using this tutorial from one of my favourite bloggers, Disney from Ruffles and Stuff. The tissue holders, you can find about a million tutorials for online. The Elephants are yet to be turned and stuffed, so stay tuned for photos of them.