Hello to all at Handmade Monday
The kids are back at school, my daughter still sporting her plastic cast on her broken ankle and milking it for all the attention and sympathy she can possible get.
It seems so very odd and quiet at home, but less of a challenge to get on with some work. Amazing how quickly you get used to bedlam!
I had a lady talk to me recently about a bespoke order for pirate bunting. As I have some pretty menacing skull and cross bone fabric for party bags I set to making bunting with it. I am really pleased with the results. I have loaded it to my website here for you to have a look. I think it would be great for pirate parties, boys bedrooms or dens and as a Halloween decoration too. Certainly the young boys in my family are all keen for me to make them some.
Talking of sewing machines I produce all my stuff on a 22 year old basic Singer I got as a 21st birthday pressie. It is a trusty machine that I have used just about every day I have had it without trouble. I have dragged it around the world and it has resided with me in 38 different houses across the globe, including 4 years on a ship sailing the high seas. It started playing up a bit this week and I thought perhaps it was beginning to age. Then I realised I had not done any maintenance for a very long time. I removed the bottom cover and the amount of fluff stuffed in around the spool carrier was unbelievable. Half an hour with a pair of tweezers, and a good oiling later and it is as good as new. My engineer hubby has now put regular maintenance checks on the calendar to remind me to give it the TLC it deserves. Looking forward to the next 22 years together. Wonder what we will make?