I'm scared of my sewing machine. Seriously. Last year I traded in the trusty machine that I had used since I was 14 and upgraded to a new fancy pants one. My other half wanted to buy himself a Wii games console (apparently because our 3 year old daughter would like it?!) and so decided that maybe I should have a new sewing machine to keep me quiet. Its lovely but I'm not used to it yet and it really scares me. Its got too many buttons and gadgets that I can't work out how to use. I snapped the needle the second time I used it and it made a HORRIBLE noise. I'm terrified of breaking it because it was quite expensive and already I can't get the needle threader thing to work. I know that it can do lots of fancy things but I'm not sure I'm up to its high standards. Its a thoroughbred racehorse and I'm a learner rider and thats why it hates me. Does anyone else have this problem?
My mum is very clever and has just made this beautiful cot bed quilt to put in my folksy shop. Its absolutely gorgeous and I really want to keep it for my daughter but I know that she is having a special one made just for her so we can't keep it. The fabric on this one is really pretty and very 'shabby chic' and its got really soft fleece on the back. Theres a little bit of fabric left over and my mum can't decide whether to make a cushion cover or a little drawstring pyjama bag to go with it. What do you think?