Sooo … no posts … yes, I am rubbish.
But (!), we picked up the keys for our new apartment today, so this is more disruption, as I’m not sure when the internet will be transferred over. And I am still working on the Top Secret Project because I’ve just been so busy.
And (!) I have a sewing machine!!! I wanted to wait until I had a camera to take some photos, but my camera’s dead and The Boy’s is packed away somewhere. It’s a heavy old beastie – it’s my Mum’s old machine that she’s had since before I was born, all metal parts and casing. It stopped working properly about six months ago, so she and my sister bought a brand new machine between the two of them (even though I kept telling her that she’d be better off fixing the old one!). But, I’m not going to complain, though, as it meant that for my Birthday Mum got the old machine fully serviced and fixed – turns out it just needed taking apart and cleaning out for it to work beautifully – and gave it to me!
I got it last weekend and I can’t wait to use it, but have to wait until we’re in the apartment so I have the space, etc, to get the work out and store it after. So excited, though! Also, amongst the bits and pieces my Mum has accumulated over the years is a zip foot, which will come in handy for boning channels on my stays … So the sewing plan is to finished my Zombie Marie Antoinette dress (which should be really quick now I have a machine – probably done in a day, I reckon) and then get on with some stay-making action! Huzzah! This will probably be interspersed with making curtains, throws, cushion covers and so on … Our flat is going to be so awesome – I will try to post pics when I can!