Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Yeah for recycling ... and vintage!

Today I got a new super duper sewing machine - thanks mom!  This is the first time I have had a new machine and it has - wait for it - 33 twin needle stitches including overlock!  I'm estatic.  My other 2 machines are a 1950's brute that is a work horse but hernia inducing - can a machine be made out of lead? And a newer circa 1980's model which weighs marginally less but has a disposition to chew thread. But it did zigzag which made me very happy.  Yes.  I am easy pleased.

So my re-use, re-cycle, re-purpose master plan is about to evolve.  Houston we have lift off! 

I would so love if I could design and create totally with organic hemp (the best fabric out there for ticking all the green, organic, ethical boxes),  wild silk ( ok not as sumptious as muga silk but the silkworms get to stay alive) and organic cotton ... but for now the fabrics will be re-using, re-cycling, re-purposing what is already here.

That means of course that you can expect to see lots more of my embellishments fetish as I weave lovely vintage bits and pieces, like the gorgeous vintage buttons I received in the mail today from the irrepressible and delectable bohemienne -, into my creations.  Oh and you really should make sure to check out her other shop with all her gorgeous handmade lovelies

Aren't the buttons brilliant?!


  1. oh and they're from my other shop!


  2. lovely! i have loads of buttons and one of these days, i'll make something with them. i swear!

  3. congrats on the new sewing machine. I got a new one last Valentine's that does 30 stitches, but NO overlock. :(

    It has been very nice, but I still need a serger. Looking forward to your creations.