1. A new sewing machine. I recently found out that Janome make all of John Lewis’ own brand sewing machines. If this is true (and there’s no reason why Jana in haberdashery should lie to me), then it makes JL’s machines pretty good value. The ones on show were £100 or so cheaper than their Janome branded neighbours. Although I don’t need a 200-kinds-of-stitch-letter-embroidery-options-robots-in-disguise behemoth, I really, really want one. I do need a longer arm (just a few inches*), a very solid motor that can handle daily use, something well lit and easy to use. Although, as I write this I am getting flashes of some of the gorgeous dual-screen digital, pre-programmable fancy stitch muthas that Jana was teasing me with. Jana, you old retail floozy.
The machine pictured is the Janome TXL607. It was released earlier this year and has been getting brilliant reviews. So, if anyone would like to buy me one I’d be ever so pleased. It’s my birthday coming up. I’ll be 22. Again.