Christmas has come early at Chez Fishwife....
Yup it's a large and rather lumpy piece of furniture. (Though fortunately not quite as day-glo red as in this picture.)
It does this though....
Yup it's a sewing machine cabinet. (I already had the sewing machine.)
And it does this ...(no Wurlitzer muzak though.)
...all the way up. By hydraulics. Cool, no?
Lifty-up lid with handy compartment for all your bits. Mirror needs restuck of course
And more storage in the door.
And lots of drawers for still more stuff. You can never have too much storage room for stuff, can you?
Now the sewing addicts amongst you will have realised from the second picture why I'm so pleased about this. This is not just any old sewing cabinet you see, it's a Horn sewing cabinet. I have wanted one for most of my sewing and crafting life but as you need to have a second mortgage to afford one I had rather resigned myself to the fact it just wasn't going to happen. Even on Ebay they cost too much, especially if you factor in postage.
Anyway, you can tell by the colours that this is a somewhat vintage model. Late '70s or early '80s, going by that green. It belonged to the manageress of one of the local charity shop and she donated it to raise funds for the shop. I was on my way to the bank, saw it in the window and was in there like a rat down a hole, belive me. It was £50, which is about a quarter of what they cost on Ebay let alone anywhere else, so Hubby agreed that yup, I could have it for my Christmas present, even though we had really agreed just to give each other small things this year.
Ohhh, I am pleased with it. Can you tell? I am dead chuffed, as we used to say back at school. Sod the perfume and diamond jewelry (not that I would have got them anyway, lol) for Christmas. I'm happy!