Let me introduce you to Beryl, my first ever sewing machine!
My very generous Mama and Papa helped me get her, originally for Christmas, but in true lady style she was a little late. She arrived in Margate in mid February from the rather efficient and well-priced Cooper sewing machine company.
Following my recent flurry of craftivity in knit and crochet land, it was inevitable I’d attempt some home furnishings. After Mama’s expert help and guidance at Christmas to make my own bag (material and design free with Cath Kidston’s Sew book)….
… I was ready to brave needle and thread by myself, and I don’t think I did too badly. Here’s Beryl’s first foray into craftivity with Bee…
Now, you may be wondering why I called my sewing machine Beryl. Well, sewing machine craft is a very long tradition, so she deserved a traditional name. And if she’s going to Bee my partner in craft crime, it had to begin with a B.
We’re both now getting ready for replacing those horrid curtains in my office!
If anyone’s looking for a great all round site for craft how-to’s, patterns, advice, blog etc, I recommend the Channel 4 one… www.channel4.com/4homes/how-to/crafts