Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Hidden treasures

Wow- I haven't written an entry in a month. Needless to say, life has been hectic. I've gotten a new job, had a friend come to visit, and I just got back from vacation with the fam. Other than that, I have started multiple projects and, sadly, I haven't completed one. This little treasure pictured above, though, is worth mentioning. My mother-in-law had this quietly tucked away in her garage, and she's asked me to sell it. Isn't it beautiful? I selfishly want to keep it for myself, but I honestly don't have the room for it. I've done some research into the machine and it looks to be about a hundred years old. And....it works. Amazing. Do any of you have experience with old machines?

While on vacation at Tybee Island, Georgia, last week, I picked up this vintage linen that I absolutely adore. I'm a fan of fruit and veggies on fabric. Kinda kitsch...kinda awesome. My plan is to sew the full overskirt seen in this pattern. The romper is cute, too, but I haven't had the courage to sew it up yet. I haven't found the right fabric is probably the real reason, but even so, I've been in a bit of a sewing/creative rut lately. I'm hoping that this can pull me out of it. Hope that you are all well!


  1. Wow, what a beautiful machine, Shame the postage would be horrendous to England. I hope she finds a loving home.

  2. Ah,I know. It's really heavy. I should calculate that, though. I hope that she finds a loving home, too :)

  3. Oh that sewing machine is beautiful! I'm sorry I have no insight on old machines but I would imagine it would sell very easily!

    Love you new found vintage patterns!

  4. such a beautiful sewing machine! hope you had a good vacation!

    p.s. fruit and veggie fabrics ARE awesome!

  5. Ooh, I'm such a fan of novelty prints. I love the strawberry fabric!