Starting from the top we have:
My tape measure - my grandmothers, one side has inches and cms the other has the calorie content of most foods, I'm assuming that she liked to sew and diet at the same time. I on the other hand like to have a plate of biscuits close by!
A bobbin and spool of white thread - thread wise I'm fairly boring to be honest I usually use white or black so have two separate bobbins, I only used matching thread if the project really calls for it!
Metal rular - mr Knitwit picked this little beauty up for me , it's lovely and heavy so it doesn't shift about!
Rotary cutter - genuinely don't how how I've survived for this long without one! It makes cutting so much quicker!
Automatic button hole foot - when it not on my sewing table it lives with my buttons! Another item I'm not sure I could live without!
My whiskey bin! - what can I say I'm a classy bird! Most of my stray thread end up in here , the others transport their way round the house via people's socks.
My needle tin - also my grandmothers, all my needles live in here machine, darning and handwork varieties as well as a half penny to stop me hurting my fingers!
Hand seeing thread - I stupidly brought some very cheap thread, it doesn't go through my machine but it works very nicely for handwork!
My little tub of tailors chalk - I hate the stuff, generally I don't use chalk but every now and again I find that I have to.
Floral scissors - brought for me by an old friend, scissors are a sewers best friend and I love these bad boys!
Plastic ruler - for quick bits and pieces
Voodoo pin cushion - for the days when it's either torture an inanimate object or throw my machine out of the window.
Mini sketch book - for those beautiful moments when inspiration strikes, I also keep all my measurements in here!
And underneath everything is my lovely cutting matt! I love how tidy everything looks on this!
In other news my kimono got to have an outing with my best friend!
I had a great night of letting my hair down and putting the world to rights! And I felt surprisingly dressy to say I was wearing an old sarong!