Thursday, February 10, 2011

Meet Betty

After much scrimping and saving, meet my new sewing machine. I've named her Betty after my crafty grandma but also for the luscious ladies in Mad Men :-) These ladies (including my grandmother) were from a different era of sewing, baking, and home making which I love. And after a morning of baking muffins, bread rolls and sewing some birthday bags for Granny B's presents, I'm feeling very 1950's house wife-ish today ;-)

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Through much research, deliberation and quizzing people, I decided on a manual machine mainly because it has a greater compatibility with off grid solar panels (a future dream of ours).