Tuesday, May 12, 2015

From The Craft Room Etsy Shop

From the craft room

Saturday, April 25, 2015


Sometimes I want to do so much
But life does not give me time
So many people to look after
I hardly get time to look after myself
My fingers are itching to get sewing
but I just cant start something I know I cant finish
when all my duties end will I still be young enough to do all the things I would have loved to have done

Well that's how I feeling right now
I am sure it will pass & I will start wanting to do things again
I have to drive back & forth to my 88 year old Dads & care for him
at home I have
I son age 32
1 daughter age 23
1 son age 18
Hubby age 60 something
Wash cook clean pick up the mess they leave behind
I have a dishwasher but no one has learned to open it yet along with the washing machine they think is a fish tank!
Lawnmower that only I ever use along with the spade folk wheelbarrow & such
Recycle bins for rubbish but it gets dumped at the end of the kitchen

Oh well I suppose it keeps me on my toes
I thought at 60 I would be slowing down no chance of that!

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Happy Easter

Wishing you all a Happy Easter 
From me & the chicks
as you can see they are all ready to party!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Meet Valentine

Here she is My Black 221K
All rewired & ready to go
Named her Valentine as she came into the world on 14th Feb 1955
Kilbowie Clydebank, Scotland 

My name is Pam
and I AM a featherweight addict!
I also did a little freemotion this week with some fabric scraps
I got when I went to the craft show & the NEC Birmingham

 I also made this little needle case

I got this silly Kitty Cat kit with a magazine subscription
Made up quickly thinking what on earth will I do with it
Should not have worried my daughter bagged it for her bedroom 

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