Experimented with free motion embroidery for the first time last night, just squiggles on calico, but it seems like fun. I've ordered a free-motion presser foot from jaycotts (and a pin-tuck foot) to play with. I think it might be a good way to add a pit of originality to bags and aprons and things.
I also actually managed to get up and go to the weekly market this morning, by not sleeping last night :-(, only to find that none of the usual three notion/haberdashery stalls were there. So no hunt for bra elastic... The 1€/m stall wasn't present either. But I did find a 3€ for a random length (around 1.5m) stall and got some interesting brown brushed cotton type stuff, some grey/blue suit/denimy fabric and some tan cotton (?) fabric with little red hens printed all over it. Hmm, good to have some variation from Ikea.