The weird vegetable I found in a super market and thought it looked quite alien-like. Made more funny looking by being vivid lime green! It's a Romanesco and is a friend of the cauliflower. I liked the form and it would have been great to draw for my minor project, shame I didn't find it sooner really.
I am now the proud owner of a good old fashioned sewing box! It's great and I've got most of my stuff in it. Previously all my sewing things were in little individual boxes and lids were always popping off and bits falling out everywhere. Now it's all together and looks fab, and hopefully nothing will fallout.