Elephant bag

Here’s a sweet little bag I knocked up last night with the help of Sissy (my younger, more modern sewing machine!). It’s for one of my nephews who I’m seeing today.


Impulse buy 🤗

Oh I am so excited to share this post with you. In December I had no sewing machines. Then at Christmas Sissy arrived.

Now, sissy has an older sibling! Welcome to serenity! Hopefully sissy won’t get too upset, she’s still the baby after all!

This came about when I went into a local antiques and vintage store and saw this beauty sitting on the side.

How could I resist??? Do you blame me???

She stayed in the shop last night so we could go and pick her up in the car today.

This afternoon I was going to have a rest but then I decided to find out if she really worked!!

Several you tube videos later and I had succeeded in winding the bobbin and loading it into the shuttle, and I had threaded the main thread. I played around with a scrap of material, quickly discovered you can’t go backwards with a hand crank but have to turn the work so you can oversew it.

Then I made this spring weight infinity scarf for my niece using the flamingo materials she had sent me. I fear it may be too long for her but I think she’ll enjoy it anyway!

Look at this lovely stitching!

I’m loving having a piece of history in my home, especially one so beautiful. I’ve put her to bed under her cover but it seems a shame to hide her really.