Transfer love

June 5th, 2008

Thanks for all the lovely Etsy comments guys – you are great (even though my head is swelling somewhat!)- so far I’ve not had many takers, but I have scoped out a shop in Nottingham that’s willing to sell my stuff. I’ve been running round like a headless chicken the last week or so – had a handover with the colleague I will be covering for in the new role and that showed me just how much work I need to get done… Oh, and I broke my sewing machine. Trying to sew a denim skirt which was fine til I get to the seams, and have knocked the timing out. Since I have been spending most of my money at work (on work I may add – trains to London early in the morning aren’t cheap, neither is a seedy hotel in Kings Cross…) I really don’t want to pay to have it fixed. I emailed a guy who left some advice about fixing the timing on your machine on different sewing forums, and bless him he sent me a list of instuctions so I canhopefully fix it myself. He even sent me some instructions on how to fix the feed dog drop on my mam’s old machine- what a star! Being without a sewing machine has made me feel like I am trying to do things with one hand tied behind my back, or something like that. Anyway, if I get it fixed, I will let you know and put instructions on so other people can do it too.

One thing I have spent money on (albeit not very much) is a bundle of vintage transfers from eBay – there haven’t been many come up til now that I have wanted to bid on, til these. The seller didn’t put a great picture up, and they didn’t mention all the transfers that were in it or I reckon I would’ve had a struggle to have got it – there are loads! There’s even some more of the “Bluebirds and Blossom” one I posted about earlier. I have been through them and am trying to go through and scan them in for all to share – here’s one I thought was especially sweet; if you want the rest – go have a look on the Flickr site xoxo

3 Responses to “Transfer love”

  1. Cathyon 07 Jun 2008 at 11:35 am

    I love the transfers – I’m looking forward to the pics of them put into action! Hope you get your sewing machine fixed soon. Good luck!
    Cathy X

  2. Katyon 07 Jun 2008 at 3:29 pm

    oh wow – I love them. I love love love them!!! (but am I good enough to try and stitch one up myself?…..hmmm…)

  3. Drewzelon 12 Jun 2008 at 2:07 am

    Oooh, hooray for you! I love Stitchcraft magazine too.
    Those little kids ones are so cute!

    ps. Katy if you’re reading these, of course you are good enough, give it a go!!

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