Hi there, It's been a crazy day here today – I spent the morning as a hand model for an upcoming craft story (more about that later!), and now I'm up-to-my-eyeballs in food stories for our much-anticipated Christmas issue that need to be copy-edited. Sadly, that means I don't have much time for blogging today. I've got high hopes for tomorrow, though... ...in the meantime, check out this neat animation showing how a sewing machine works. I've always wondered what was going on beneath the throat plate. (Via make something. And don't forget to enter for your chance to win a pair of tickets and class passes to the festival (or to enter to win a book, if you live too far away to attend). Leave a comment on the contest post telling me which prize you'd like.