Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Inspiration and stuff . . .

I was thinking it would be nice to do a regular post on what's inspiring me 'art and craft-wise' and the best title I came up with today was 'Inspiration and stuff . . . '! Oh well, you get the general idea. During the festive break I was really fortunate to come into posession of this beautiful vintage sewing machine, which belonged to my late mother. I remember it as a child and reminds me of how she taught me how to sew (and knit). Something to be treasured - where I will keep it, I'm not sure - but somewhere I can see it and maybe use it from time to time . . . I love it.

Working on a few 'tweedie' tags so far today, it's good to get the hammer out and bash a few brass eyelets - there's nothing like getting the tools out! I managed to get the right size eyelets over the Christmas break and purchased a few pre-cut felt shapes, so I'm all set to make a few of these in between other stuff. They're nice to pop into packages as a little 'freebie' or possibly make up a few as sets for sale in the shop. I've a few 'teddy' felt cutouts for tags which would look lovely on baby gifts as a little extra 'tweedie' cuteness.

Right, I'm off to do a bit of 'bish, bash, bosh' ie, hammering, in between some of the other more mundane daily tasks!

Cheerio an Drasda :)

6 comments:

Jennifer Rose said...

gorgeous machine! if you don't know how old it is, the serial numbers are listed on singers site and give dates for all of their machines.

the detail is beautiful on it :)

Biba said...

I love your machine, it's fabulous! My Mum used to have a Singer as well but it was broken so she put it away and only kept the little table - she transformed it into a lovely desk which she keeps in the study. If I had room in the house, I would definitely keep the machine - even if it was for 'decoration purposes' only!

Tweed Delights said...

Thanks Jen - I have been on the internet checking the serial number already, it's fascinating :)

I will definitely have it on display somewhere Mojca - just trying to decide where, at the moment :)

june at noon said...

Awesome machine! Inspiring indeed.

florcita said...

That sewing machine looks beautiful! Quite a hairloom!

Love your new tweedies... sweet!

Swirlyarts said...

Wow - that is one gorgeous sewing machine! The tags are pretty too :)