The Little Light That Could

18 Sep

A quick review of this awesome machine light that only cost $8.99 on Amazon!

I’ve been looking for a replacement bulb for my sewing machine when I came upon this little gadget being advertised on Amazon. It’s a magnetic gooseneck LED light that can be attached to the side of any metal framed sewing machine.

I received this in the mail today and I absolutely love it!  First off, the dimmable knob on top of the lamp allows you to adjust the output based on your preference, you can go up to maximum brightness (about 200 lumens and very bright!) or a low dim (approximately 20 lumens).

The magnetic knob at the end of the neck is of good quality and won’t slide even if placed on the side of your device.

Needle plate without the Bonlux LED Light
Needle plate with the Bonlux LED Light


I’m so glad I didn’t attempt to open up my case to fiddle with the mechanics inside, this lamp was such a lifesaver for night-time sewing; and for the price…it just can’t be beat!


Seeing Green

16 Sep

It’s been awhile since my last post and let’s just say that I have been kept busy! In February I taught myself how to sew, and so far the experience has been nothing short of life changing. The moment I picked up that needle I knew I had found my dream hobby; there is something incredibly romantic about transforming a piece of fabric into your own personal creation.

Whether you are crafting a dress inspired by the latest fashion house; or recreating a pattern from history…you are inevitably in control of every stitch, seam, and trim. It’s been an incredible journey that I hope will lead me down a road to self discovery and imagination.

Lately I’ve been watching a lot of Sex & The City and was inspired by this beautiful emerald dress by Lanvin (photographed above), I loved it so much that I went out to a nearby fabric shop and bought this green chiffon piece with gold pinstripes:

I knew exactly what I wanted to make with this fabric as I’ve been dying to sew this vintage 1970’s pattern by Butterick:

My husband has a work event coming up in two weeks so hopefully I will be finished with this dress by then. Stay tuned!