As you settle down with your loved ones to enjoy the Christmas celebrations this year, I wonder if you've ever thought about why we celebrate Christmas the way we do? It's easy to get caught up in the here and now, the hustle and bustle of present wrapping and food shopping, without ever thinking about the rituals and traditions that make up many family … [Read more...] about Christmas celebrations
Nostalgia & History
Have you ever wondered who invented the humble sewing machine? Being a professional sewer I thought I'd do a little research and share my findings. The discovery that this everyday object emerged from very complicated origins was surprising. The Timeline of the Sewing Machine There are many claims to its original invention so I've tried to glean the main contributors … [Read more...] about Who Invented the Sewing Machine?