30 November 2010

Dear Santa

I have been a very good seamstress all year and would love to find these goodies in my stocking...

I'm planning a trip to America next year and embroidery would be a perfect travelling hobby. I am an old grandma at heart and just love embroidered cardigans, bags, napkins... you name it!

Kyuuto! Japanese Crafts!: Woolly Embroidery: Crewelwork, Stump Work, Canvas Work, and More!
Cute Japanese woolly embroidery? Yes please!

Brother 1034D 3/4 Lay-In Thread Serger
Brother 1034D Serger
A serger. An object of mystery to me, invoked breathlessly by successful seamstresses who swear by its power to... erm... serge. I want in.

Tailor's Ham and Seam Roll Set
The Cupcake Goddess tailor's ham and seam roll
A year into my sewing lifestyle, having pressed my fair share of darts on a regular ironing board, I think I finally understand what a tailor's ham is for. And if Karen ("I cut out patterns while lying on the sofa") needs one, then so do I.

Fiskars 95217097 45 mm Rotary Cutter
Rotary Cutter
Ooh this looks fun...

Majestic Oak sunglow
Joel Dewberry Majestic Oak Sunglow

Swoon! Imagine this beauty as a huge skirt, or maybe a handbag with round wooden handles... mmm...

Echino Birdsong Panel Pink 1/2m

Edith Head: The Fifty-Year Career of Hollywood's Greatest Costume Designer

That'll be all!

[Soundtrack: 'Papa Ain't No Santa Claus, Mama Ain't No Christmas Tree' by Butterbeans and Susie]