Sunday, January 8, 2012

Sewing Nook

Hope you all had a wonderful and fun Christmas and New Year break. If I had to sum up mine in one word it would be 'cosy'. I bought a sewing machine! (early b'day..present). My days were spent catching up with family and friends and setting up a little sewing nook at home. My sewing nook is filled with the must need sewing items as well as pretty fabrics, bright neon felt and my favourite sewing and knitting craft books. There have been many relaxing hours embroidering (I'm addicted) a DIY Beci Orpin pillow while I watch my fave UK shows 'Kristie's Homemade Home' and 'The Delicious Miss Dahl' - Sophie Dahl is my new favourite cook, she makes lots of yummy British inspired comfort food that leaves me drooling and craving mash potato and pea concoctions!

The sad part of the break was taking down the Christmas tree - it just goes too quick! Not wanting to part with my hand made cute-pop decorations until next year, I decided to make a garland with them and have hanged them in my sewing nook.

What lovely adventures did you get up to this break?


  1. Have fun sewing. You will have to go back to Japan to buy some fabric and craft supplies!

  2. love it Jenna! can't wait to see some of your sewing creations. Happy new year! xxx

  3. I'm glad you had a nice chrissie break, sadly mine went to quickly. What are you going to make with your brand spanking new sewing machine?

  4. Jenna, your sewing nook is absolutely adorable! Love all the cute fabric! And the cute-pop decorations are too sweet to be taken down, you're so right!

    I also like Sophie Dahl's show and I've been thinking about buying one of cookbooks.

    Have a lovely day,
    Camila Faria

  5. Congrads on the sewing machine! Sewing is one of my favorite crafts, I've been doing it since I was 15 yo! I can't wait to see what you cook up on your machine, I'm sure it will be lovely. Nice embroidery too, another favorite of mine, there a lot of wonderful Japanese embroidery books too! Be warned fabric addiction is serious ;)

  6. Veronica - Oh Thanks! x

    Lisa - Yes I MUST go back to Japan to get some sewing supplies. At least I can get my hands on their sewing books :)

    Emmie Rae - Thanks, I will have to learn how to use the machine first though xo

    Kelly - I was thinking of starting with a few simple projects like; pillow cases and handkerchiefs :)

    Naomemandeflores - Thanks Camila, yes Sophie's books are on my 'book wishlist' too x

    Leen - Wonderful to hear from you, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment.

    Jannese - I think I already have a fabric addiction. Wish you were here to give me sewing machine lessons :)