Hello peeps, and Happy new Year! How’s it going?
I’ve been popping in and out of blog land when I can but for the most part I’ve been spending time off the computer and with my family. The kids are off school for another three weeks and so far we’ve had a few days out, a couple of sleepovers and playdates, and Mr SUDs and I have either been full-on with household maintenance OR… just chillin’!! It’s been a wonderful mix of busy and relaxing.
Although I’ve not spent much time in the sewing room, I have managed to finish one cute project!
Isn’t this Kitty Ballerina the sweetest?! I made her from a pattern by Kerryanne English of the shabby Art Boutique. My little Rosie wanted her version of Kitty to be ‘exactly’ the same as Kerryanne’s, but we left off the whiskers at Rosie’s request.
This Kitty doll is my first PIP of the year! Are you wondering what a PIP is??
The lovely Stephanie over at Loft Creations is getting us all motivated to finish our Projects In Progress! I’ve got a few in the drawer so it’s good to know I’m not alone and there are lots of other ladies working towards the same goal! It keeps you going! Or it does me, anyway! Just click on the above button to take you over to Stephanie’s site.
Did you guys have a nice Christmas? We had a very quiet Christmas at home, Mr SUDs parents came to stay for the day and I enjoyed cooking a full Roast dinner with all the trimmings. The weather in Melbourne was really strange – very hot and sticky – but overcast and stormy. I can’t remember a time before when I’ve seen lightning storms on Christmas day, but it all added to the charm.
Mr SUDs and I chose our own gifts this year, and mine was this stunning vintage toy sewing machine – the ‘Sew Master’ by Kay-EE…
Isn’t it adorable? I also picked up this little stunner on eBay…
This machine is a Casige, manufactured in Germany during the 1920’s. It has a glorious art nouveau design painted over it. Here’s a group shot of my small collection:
I had a little giggle to myself… remembering the times when I used to get excited over a night out dancing or the latest new album by my favourite artist… but in this time of my life I get excited about little vintage toy sewing machines!!
Well, I’m off out again now… the family and I are going out to watch our fave football (soccer) team – Melbourne Victory – vs Adelaide - in the City. Can’t wait! Whatever you are up to – I hope you’re having a wonderful time!
Hugs! Vikki xo