Well, it was in perfect working order when he bought it; by the time it arrived at our flat, the case was smashed to pieces and the workings somewhat bruised...
|Imagine unwrapping a present, opening the box and finding this.|
Only it looked worse!
Putting 3 or 4 loose pieces of polystyrene around a manual sewing machine doesn't cut it as 'adiquate packaging', even if it is being couriered.
Luckily for me, His Lordship is naturally predisposed to fixing and mending and ting, and following some most unseemly sulking and ill temper from myself, set to fixing it. Which he managed using 'how tos' from several blogs (including House of Marmalade) in less than one working day! I would fascinate you with the technical details but I'm afraid I don't have the foggiest. All that's left now is the case, and that's merely because he wants to use some kind of special wood glue and hasn't had a chance to visit Robert Dias yet.
|Designer Label, innit.|
I have taken some photos with another sewing machine I recently received from Tea & Crumpets, lovely. This one is only a few centimeters tall and you wear it round your neck. But it looks the same! This, as you might imagine, has given my tiny brain hours of amusement:
|To scale against the needle of 'Big Singer'|
|Little and Large!|
|Adorable heart! Ooh! This was an added surprise, and a fab one.|
|What is hiding amidst the tissue...?|
|His Lordship has his eye on this sexy little shot glass...|
|Schnap of some schnapps!|