Lauryn's most loved birthday present this year is a Hello Kitty sewing machine she received from her new friend Violet. OH MY WORD the excitement. She waited (not so) patiently until the day after her birthday party for me to figure out how to run this little treasure, then she was off and sewing.
2 things come to mind:
this post by creative mom extraordinaire (who also happens have an engaging adoption going on, if you aren't already following.)
and this for above your sewing table: