Sunday, December 2, 2012

As If On Cue...

 

What a difference a day makes!  We put up the Christmas tree this weekend and as if on cue summer arrived with a vengeance.  Temperatures over 30 degrees meant I could finally get photographs of my summery projects....but more on that later in the week!

I thought today, I would photograph my latest purchase...and no, it isn't another new sewing machine.  Actually, it is that fantastic cone holder sitting at the side.  With my old machine I was able to sit the cones in an old Vegemite jar.  I know, very Australian but the Marmite factory got damaged in the earthquake and is now like black gold, so Kiwis had to switch allegiances and eat Vegemite...but I digress!  See the lid on my new machine...it prevents the old Vegemite trick so I have been forced to wind my threads onto bobbins.  This is really a tedious task and made more difficult because of a lack of bobbins.  This new cone holder is fantastic and I don't know why I hadn't bought one before.  It is weighted at the bottom to prevent it falling over and the thread just behaves beautifully.  I will be adding this, my new bobbins and an invisible zipper foot, which I will be putting to use this week, in my November tally.   As usual, I am not going to include the items made for my kids in the total.







 
End of November Wrap Up
 
Embroidered Floral Shorts
Pattern Used Before $0.00
Fabric Left Over $0.00
Zip $3.90
Button Recycled $0.00
Total $3.90
 
Green Denim Shorts
Pattern Used Before $0.00
Fabric Left Over $0.00
Zip $1.99
Button Recycled $0.00
Total $1.99

Aqua Bikini
Pattern Used Before $0.00
Fabric $9.80
Elastic $1.25
Beads $6.50
Total $17.55
 
Orange Floral Alma
Pattern $25.00
Fabric $2.49
Zip $2.79
Total $30.28
 
Blue Floral Alma
Pattern Used Before $0.00
Fabric $12.00
Zip $2.99
Total $14.99
 
Blueberry Top
Pattern Used Before $0.00
Fabric Left Over $0.00
Total $0.00
 
Pink Lace Tee
Pattern Used Before $0.00
Fabric $6.00
Total $6.00
 
Vogue Peasant Top
Pattern $12.00
Fabric $9.50
Total $21.50
 
Cone Holder, Zipper Foot, Bobbins
 
November Total $116.67
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 

5 comments:

  1. What a brilliant month of sewing! My fav would be the Vogue peasant top - might have to hunt this pattern down...J

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    1. I was pleasantly surprised with this pattern

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  2. Well I never! I didn't know about the vegemite jar trick, or its modern counterpart. I wish I'd seen this post before my marathon Christmas sewing spree as I was winding overlocking thread on to bobbins time after time for my sewing machine. Thanks for the great tip!

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    1. Desperate times call for desperate measures all right!

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  3. Well I never! I didn't know about the vegemite jar trick, or its modern counterpart. I wish I'd seen this post before my marathon Christmas sewing spree as I was winding overlocking thread on to bobbins time after time for my sewing machine. Thanks for the great tip!

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