My Mum has always owned a sewing machine and could always just 'run' up something at the drop of a hat!... curtains, quilt covers, tops, trousers, princess nighties for a little me who liked to run around fields when cammping with her grandparents pretending she was a princess in her special nighty.
Well I can't say I run around fields these days in my nighty, but I am sure my Husband can vouch for me 'acting' like a princess at times!
I ownded a sewing machine of my own, but where as I am sure some bargin sewing machines are great, this one seemed to hate me! Everytime I used it the darn thing it would snarl up, jump acrosss the table, and often snap the needles... so I didn't use it as much as I wanted to!
Last year, just after our first wedding anniversay, Martin and I found that we had some left over JL vouchers. We decided that as it wasn't a huge amount, we would split it and purchase something that we each didn't really need but would really love to have.
Martin, went for a coffee machine, and I decided to put mine towards a new sewing machine.
I didn't want to spend loads, but I wanted one that if I needed to sew together anything thicker than a paper bag without making a literal song and dance about it.
After much research I went for Elna 2600. Not because she (all my sewing machines have been girls) has pink and purple on her, but she was the best I could afford. I have to say she has been my second best friend ever since I got her. Apart from the usual mending bits and piceces here and there with her I've also made a few bags and tops!
So here are the photos of what Elna and I have made together.
These are just three of the summer tops I have made, I've also made a couple of smock tops, which are more winter tops and currently hiden away until it gets really cold!
I've loved making these tops, and have just made a fleece jumper for my Husband. I am more proud of the top I made for my Husband. It makes me happy to think that I have made something for him to keep him warm when I'm not with him to keep him warm!