Thursday, March 19, 2015

Featherweight 221K Black

I just took delivery of a black singer featherweight I managed to find on ebay for a snip of a price!
I don't believe it I just dated it & found it is a Feb 14th 1955 my birthday is Feb 15 1955
Big Smile!
Here she is straight from the box

the foot pedal needs rewiring so I not going to chance plugging it in
I am a happy bunny!

 Mr Selfridge costumes NEC Birmingham yesterday
Lovely day out with my friend Carole

Saturday, March 07, 2015

She is up and running!

She is up and running! 
I named her Pearl
she shines just like one!

The new bobbin case arrived this morning I popped it in & off she went

She sews like a dream

Friday, March 06, 2015

Machine getting a spoiling

The Singer featherweight is getting a spoiling
although I am still waiting on a replacement bobbin case so have not been able to sew with it yet,
it has had a good cleaning & oiling & purrs like a cat
I made this great little Tote come cover with cute little bag to hold the foot peddle
this great pattern was courtesy of craftyhipster HERE

 "Its a Cover"
 Little foot peddle bag a neat idea as peddle sits on machine bed when its in its case & could quite easily scratch the paintwork and i would not like that!

Turn it over &
 "Its a Tote"

and it all fits neatly into the sewing machine case
handles make it easy to remove!

I have to try & get the musty smell out of the case next
any ideas

Monday, March 02, 2015

Singer featherweight

Look what I got
A sweet little white Singer featherweight 221K
1963 model I was just 8 when she was born!
I am waiting on new bobbin case assembly"££ don't ask" before I can use it as the one that came with it was really badly rusted supprise really as the machine & case are really quite perfect
it even has the original white motor belt & its in perfect condition
little box with the attachments & pale blue case with navy lid 
its so cute!
I must say I was really surprised  just how light & small it is in real life,
 I would have loved one of these when I was a kid but never new they even existed
so used my mums 99K to make my dollies outfits 
will post more pictures when I get her new bits & hopefully she will sew!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Look what time of year it is again

Look what time of year it is again 
where has the time gone 12 whole months since   last lambing time!
just a few snap shots to show you what your missing!
any one fancy the night shift!
you only have a torch we have not got electricity in the sheds
it gets a bit dodgy when you have to help with delivering its a bit of a balancing act!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Some Uses for Vintage Linen

I am sure we all have some vintage linen around the house

I have quite a large collection of linen & embroidery and it was mostly tucked away in a boxes out of site

Its such a shame not to make use of them so I got a little creative with a few items from my collection
a little hand embroidered cloth I turned into a cute little Crochet hook holder

I made the inside with a piece of calico folded at the bottom I then sewed lines if  stitches to form the little pockets
  then added a piece of ribbon for the tie

Crochet hook holder_640a

What a great use for a little tray cloth
Another great use for old tray clothes is below
I used sections of this pretty daisy embroidered cloth and incorporated them into these little cushions

Sunday, February 15, 2015

It’s my Birthday

 It’s my Birthday today I have arrived at a big mile stone 60
I only wish my Mum was here to share it with me this is the first Birthday without her
Well this year has had a lot of firsts since mum passed on Good Friday last year
I so missed her early morning phone call this morning and her singing happy birthday down the phone
I don’t really want to celebrate my birthday but to give thanks to my Mum who brought me into the world one snowy February morning in 1955 poor mum had a really bad bout of flu at the time & the snow was so deep Dad had to walk to get the midwife and help her through the drifts carrying her bag!
 I was born eventually after a few anxious moments  when the midwife realized I had the cord wrapped around my neck twice Mum said she was told not to do the wallpapering a couple of weeks before the birth LOL but she was a girl after my own heart and I would have done the same
The first few days of my life Mum had to nurse me wearing a surgical mask as not to pass the flue onto me
Thank you Mum for nurturing & caring for me always making sure I was fed & clothed even if it meant you had to go without
Thank you for all the Christmas & Birthday gifts you ever brought me even though sometimes I was a moody cow because I never got what I wanted!
I understand I am now that parent and I am so trying my best to look after Dad for you he is so difficult and lacks the love patients & understanding that you did
But I will do my best
Because I love you 

Hugs Pam