Tuesday, August 28, 2007

I Just Can't Believe It .....

.... and I bet you can't believe it too - I actually sew.

I had my wisdom tooth extracted yesterday & was feeling a little sore & decided to work on a challenging project to take my mind off the pain - so I decided to make a dpn holder ( which I have been looking around to buy one). I took out my circular needle holder as a sample & then started working out the measurements, searched for some materials (not so nice ones, just in case I mess it up) & then put the pieces together .....



.... & after 2 attempts & 2 hours later , I had a dpn holder for all my dpns - I was so proud of myself as it turned out exactly what I wanted. The only problem was I didn't know how to put in a tie, so, I rolled it up & ....


.....tied it up with my daughter's scrunchie - it looks nice & I am really happy with it! So I can sew afterall & thanks to my faithful, old machine .....

.... as I don't have the confidence to use an electric sewing machine, I use this manual hand machine. I love it as I can turn the wheel slowly & make sure that the sewing is straight & everything is within my control. 20 years ago, I bought this antique machine (it was made in the 1920's) as I was into antique collecting & thought this machine will make a nice deocrative piece. Now it has been put into good use !

Although I did it, I don't think I will be sewing another one as it takes too much effort & concentration. Knitting is much easier & relaxing!



8 comments:

alltangledup said...

i love that machine .. it's gorgeous. Something really endearing about it being hand cranked. Hope the pain goes away quickly...I hate any and all dental work

Sam said...

good work, woman-of-many-talents! Love the old singer, that's the lovely thing about those, nearly 100 years down the track and they still work!!

Roseann said...

You did a beautiful job on your dpn case!!! I am not a big fan of sewing, and I do have 1 dpn case with plans to make one. I have the fabric, and I am inspired by how pretty yours is.

del said...

What a darling old machine! I love antiques. The dpn holder is a fantastic idea...I like the way you closed it.

Holly said...

Hey, great job! And I love that beautiful machine.

2paw said...

I have an old machine but it just sits decoratively in the corner. You needle roll is fantastic!! It looks great and you did an excellent job. Now you can have a Bex and a good lie down!!! Hope you are feeling well!!

tiennieknits said...

I love your little sewing machine! The DPN holder turned out fantastic!

Dipsy Doodle said...

Your Singer-machine is absolutely awesome! My Granny had a similar one and actually tried to teach me sewing on that when I was a kid, but me nutcase was more interested in knitting ;( I don't regret the knitting thing of course, but I do regret that I never properly learned sewing, especially when I see that gorgeous DPN holder that you made - it's beautiful!