Sunday, 1 February 2015


Hello, my lovelies!!

Well, my promise to blog more regularly didn't pan out for January did it?!!

I've been quite busy in my cabin making "Homebroideries" (bespoke machine and hand embroidered house portraits) as I had a special offer at the end of December so had a fair few commissions:

I've created a second blog "Homebroideries" - which I can use as a portfolio of my work and has all the details on how to order. I'd love it if you could pop across and follow me over there too? There are lots of of pics of my previous work for you to have a nosey at.

In other news - one of my best friends from school had her third baby, a little boy and so that meant I could give her the cardi I knitted while she was expecting - what a cutie, eh?

I went for cuddles and although he was absolutely gorgeous, I didn't feel broody for once. I think that phase has passed for now!! I love it when they fall asleep on my chest, I must be comfortable as most little babies I cuddle do it!!

Just before Christmas I bought myself a vintage Singer - I wanted one specifically for free motion embroidery as I understood that these old machines are particularly good for that (in fact Poppy Treffry uses them to make here lovely products).

I had Googled and researched and found it was quite tricky to ascertain which Singer was thought to be the best for FME, one forum would say that the 99k was best, another would say the 201k another still would prefer the 221k - and then you'd find info saying completely the opposite.

In the end I opted for the 201k - which in its day (the serial number on mine tells me she was manufactured in 1951) cost six months wages.

She came with her beautiful bent wood case:

I found her on eBay - I noticed she was from where I grew up and it transpired it was an old school friend of mine who was selling her!! We had a lovely catch up and I went away with my lovely machine.

Up at the horses TC got a lovely new rug - when I saw the polka dots I couldn't resist!!:

I went with my Mum and her BFF to see The Russian National Balket perform "Swan Lake" - I'd wanted to see it for a while and it didn't disappoint:

And so I think that's January all caught up with!!

Thanks for reading....


S x









  1. The polka dot horse blanket is so cute! I'll be looking at your new blog.

  2. Loving your Homebroideries!
    (Though you'd have to use quite a bit of 'Artistic licence' to make my home look that good!) xxx

  3. Hi Sarah, how lovely to see you posting again. I'm afraid I am just as guilty it's been a busy few months and I've not been able to keep up, love the houses you make and will certainly follow you on your other blog. I'm afraid if I had a beautiful cabin workshop like yours I'd probably rarely come out lol.

    Take care

    Peg x

  4. Your homebroideries are amazing. I love the old Singer sewing machine. When I was a child (many moons ago) my Dad would sew with one of these, people would bring him clothes and he would alter them. I have`nt seen one in years. x

  5. How fabulous to meet up with an old friend - meant to be! I have that machine, but didn't realise that it would do free motion embroidery, something that I wanted to have a go at, but my (slightly) more modern singer can't do it. Can you cover this on a future post? I assume I will need a special foot, I have loads with the machine. Obviously a new year resolution - play with it more!!!

  6. I too remember our SINGER at home. My mom used to stitch so many things from that

    thanks for the post

    do visit my blog too

  7. Wow great blog, i stumbled across this while searching the web for shabby chic furniture and i must say i love it.

  8. such a shame you don't appear to be doing your blog anymore as I really enjoyed reading and seeing your lovely home x


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