FAO my Secret Santa...

Dear Secret Santa, 
I'd like to thank you so much for the gifts you sent. You chose perfectly, obviously realising (a) I need sewing practice and (b) I love red... Little Miss loves it too and has commandeered the adorable mini sewing machine (if something is cute she thinks it belongs to her). It's certainly unleashed her creativity, and she's already been cutting outgrown clothes and sewing pieces of them to an old sheet. I can't post a picture today as she's taken it to school for 'show & tell'.  We had great fun with this, and the little seamstress is already planning future projects. (She thinks she's like Nanna who is officially "brilliant" at sewing.) 
Little Miss has been busy sewing with the mini machine from the John Lewis Blogger Secret Santa
Thankfully, it looks like I will at least get to keep the lovely sewing basket for myself (I've put it on a high shelf, just to be sure!) and am looking forward to filling it with the various bits and pieces that are currently scattered around the Cwtch. 
I hope that you also received a great gift, and that you and yours have a wonderful Christmas.  
Love & best wishes,
Sarah x

My thanks to John Lewis for sponsoring the Secret Santa gifts and giving me the opportunity to take part in the swap. To those wondering about the mini machine* I'd say it's great for supervised sewing - it's very small, lightweight and not too powerful for a child/ total beginner. The foot is designed to help keep fingers out, which can make threading the needle a little fiddly, but that's a job best done by an adult using the threading tool provided, so isn't a problem. The pedal is the perfect size for a little person to control and it's 'stop and go' rather than having adjustable speeds so it's easy to teach them how to use it. The full spec can be found here (and there is a full-sized version, suitable for a beginner too). 

Now I'm off to stalk the blogger my gift went to - I hope she likes it! 
*Please note that although the machine was supplied I  am under no obligation to provide any review or details of this product. I am writing this as I'm sure many of you would like to know more about it and, as always, you can count on my honest and unbiased opinion. 

1 comment

  1. Very cute. I'm dying to revive my.mum's old Singer but that would mean I'd have to tackle the office, a room I don't like.


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