2012 has got to have been the year for Sewing Mania in our household. Early in the year I'd got out the sewing machine that I inherited from my grandmother (a 1934 Singer) and started making various little things.
And the family got interested too ..... (my god-daughter on the left ;) )
And to keep them all from borrowing my machine all the time I went onto ebay and bought some more second hand machines. One is dated 1890! And - with minor tweaks - they all work beautifully!
My eldest daughter got very into making quilts:
And managed to quilt it up using the old Singer rather well....
Other little projects were less ambitious
And sometimes a bit silly! Say Hello to Honey the mobile pin cushion.
And here's my dog Patsy in her new rain coat! I made the mistake of giving her a haircut in February.... and then realised she was a bit cold on walks! This is made from an old fleece and an old anorak.
These Singer machines are so durable and solid. All in all a day around the kitchen table with sewing machines is a great way to spend a day. This picture was probably taken in Feb 2012, and we've had a couple more sessions since!
"Stitch and Bitch" as a friend calls this sort of session!