Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Hello Kitty Sewing Machine by Janome

When I came across this on Lizzy House's blog, I immediately fell in love with this Hello Kitty sewing machine :)

My first thought was that I can't wait to get this for my little girl when she is old enough to sew. However, I admit that I wouldn't mind owning one just for myself!

The reviews on Amazon are quite positive. People say it's a great little first machine for beginning sewers or for seasoned veterans who want a light machine to take to workshops.  It also reminds me of the Janome Jem that I used to own in the US.

I picture my daughter learning to sew on it in the near future or just sitting on my sewing table looking really cute. Sadly, I think it's only available in the US at the moment but maybe one day!

Sunday, 2 June 2013

In Progress...

I got this lovely package in the mail recently from The Village Haberdashery and thought I'd share. I plan to use them all in a quilt (below) with the floral pattern as the large square centers and then the aqua for the little square. I just had to throw in some Pearl Bracelets in there somehow and I really love this pool color. The little girls will be used as the backing.

It's been a long time since I've added any new fabrics to my stash but with the new baby coming, I've been looking for some color inspiration for the new nursery. We plan to convert our existing office/guest bedroom into the new nursery and the walls are currently painted a soft blue. I think the paint color is really soothing so I will definitely keep it as is. Honestly, with less than 3 months until the baby is due, who has time to paint a whole room?

Anyway, here's my inspiration for the quilt: I pinned this picture of a Disappearing 9 patch quilt to my pinterest because I really loved the color combination of aqua and red.

                                                                 Source: threadtales.files.wordpress.com via Elena on Pinterest

I have no idea if I can get this completed before the new baby arrives but if I can at least cut up some squares, then I'll be happy!