Thursday, 20 December 2007
I'm feeling like I've earned my sewing stripes today. Not because I managed to make these patched purses (though I'm fairly shocked that they worked) but because I broke a needle! Yep, my first one. Sewed recklessly across a zip, something went 'Thunk!', something landed on the far side of the room, and the pointy bit of the needle was left dangling from a thread. I took a breath, cursed mildly, replaced the needle, and carried on sewing at the same breakneck speed. And I know, because I've seen them, that this is how real sewing people do it.
In case you're still wrapping presents, or in fact making them, or even still thinking about where to buy them, Amy from angry chicken has made some really useful gift tags to download.