Well, I do have a new creation to share, however a devasting bout of 'Girl Flu' and the unpredictable British bank holiday weather mean I haven't had chance to wear it yet. So instead of seeing my beautiful yellow dress you can see the latest addition to my fleet of sewing machines.
Now unfortunately she didnt arrive with me in such a pristine state, this is the result of blood (well not really), sweat (cleaning sewing machines is suprisingly hard work) , and tears (there were nearly tears, mostly it was pouting lips, and extreme worry)
I bought Mrs Chandler from ebay, from a seller far far away (can you tell where this is going yet) I when she was delivered I felt sick with anticipation, my very own adorable little featherweight, I opened up her case...
... and she was broken. I managed to contain myself and I didn't scream like a klingon in mourning, nor did I faint. I was very calm and went to ebay and purchased the replacement parts I needed (spool pin and bobbin winder) I then emailed the seller and asked for some money back.
I was lucky with my seller, we came to an agreement easily, this has however made me more cautious about buying machine's online now, and I dont know that I would purchase one if it wasnt in driving distance now.
One of the things I love most about this machineis that she came with a history, inside the case was the original reciept from 1958
as well as the reciepts from when the machine was serviced
What I don't like is the musty smell of the case (the white powder is bicarb, I've read on the internets that it's meant to help get rid of smells, I think the internets has lied to me)
So does any one have any tips on either de-stinkifying sewing machine cases?