Steampunked sewing

The sewing room is ready to reveal.  The last boxes were unpacked a couple of weeks ago. All the fabric has been sorted, measured and catalogued.  All paper patterns have been scanned to Evernote ready for tagging, and then packed into easily accessible boxes.  Even the new blinds have been fitted.  I just need a bin, an ironing board and iron specifically for that room, and a full length mirror.

As the first thing I’m going to be making is curtains, and I’ve got all of the missing items in other parts of the house, I’d say I’m good to go!

I need to take some photos so I can share with you, but till then I’ve got quick snaps of a lovely sewing room warming present the husband bought me last week from Pipecreative in Hebden Bridge.

I’m sure the vintage sewing machine purists will be up in arms about this but I absolutely adore it!

A Steampunked sewing machine.  A Jones, no less.  It couldn’t be more appropriate!

The owner was highly amused that he was selling a Jones sewing machine lamp to Mrs Jones to go in her sewing room.  He didn’t believe us at first, and double checked the Mister’s bank card when taking payment.

It’s totally bonkers in the best possible way.

Sitting proudly on the windowsill to the side of my sewing table, it’s straight in your eyeline as you enter the sewing room. It makes me smile every time I walk in there.

My hubby buys the absolute best presents.  I’m one very lucky lady!

10 Responses to Steampunked sewing

  1. Tialys says:

    Well, I think we can honestly say that this had your name on it.
    A great gift and it will give a real quirky touch to your sewing room.

  2. That is delightful!

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      I know!!!!! So unusual. I tried hard to resit but he insisted. Love that man of mine!

  3. Anne says:

    Brilliant!! Happy sewing in your new room with your fabulous new light feature.

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      I’m itching to get in there. Only blinds to start but at least a needle back in my hand. I just need to get a wee man back to school….

  4. Absolutely beautiful…you deserve it! Just back in the UK for a few days. Thank you so, so much for the patterns (I love them all) and you very kind words. They will be coming back to Spain with me for some therapeutic sewing. A big hug to you, you lovely lady xx

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      You are so very, very welcome! I can’t think of a better home for them and hope you have happy sewing. x

  5. Kim says:

    Great fun – and if it wasn’t being used for sewing then why not a lamp?

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      It’s such a whimsical piece. Better to be cheering my room than languishing gathering dust somewhere! 😉