Friday, October 22, 2010

Sewing Fun.... Vintage Friday Pretties

 Learning to sew is so much fun...
 this is the sweet little toy machine...
 I learned to sew simple stitches on when I was a child :-)
It really worked!
 For more Friday Pretties visit Joyce at I Love Pretty Little Things...
and for Vintage Inspiration visit Debra at Common Ground...
 I'll try and have my giveaway up next week.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!
Blessings,
Marcia

36 comments:

It's me said...

So lovely thes singer......happy friday pretties darling.......love Ria....

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

I am FAR from the greatest seamstress but have always felt that with my machine, I can create lovely things for my home and for gift items. I love creating. Thanks for showing off your machine. I'm pretty sure that was the model used in Home Ec class in the late 1970's :)

Blessings!
Gail

jAne said...

i learned to sew using my mother's 1948 Singer. one stitch. back and forth. basic. oh so basic. but sufficient. :o) love that the pictures are of your sewing machine out of doors. :o)

jAne

Farm Girl said...

That is a picture of one of my favorite all time sewing machines. I learned on my grandmothers,only it was new I think. :) I saw your link picture with Calico Ghost town, We had such a blast there. It is a nice place to visit in the winter.

Christine said...

I love the sewing machine! I'm still afraid of my mom's - we share it and slowly but surely I'm getting to grips with it! We might be good friends some day!
Enjoy your weekend!
Christine
PS you're more than welcome to enter my giveaway!

Stephanie said...

She's a beauty. I have an old 50's vintage sewing machine too. Love her!

The pink sewing machine in your sidebar is gorg! Is it yours!?

NanaDiana said...

Those old Singers were the best. They ran and ran and ran...the ones today are not nearly as well made-all plastic parts and not the quality the older ones had. I love yours! Hugs-Diana

Gloria said...

You are so blessed to still have this little "pretty" vintage beauty!! Adorable! The story behind it is very sweet too!

Mrs.Rabe said...

Those ARE beautiful photos!

That is one sweet machine! I need to look for a simple machine for my littler ones....

Have a great weekend!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

That is so cool Marcia that you still have that sweet little machine!
I learned on a Singer too, but it was my Mom's and not nearly as cute!
Happy Weekend,
Cindy

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Oh MY!!! I have one..but it is in blue and it is on my bookshelf right behind me!!! I made doll clothes on it!!!
I still have the case and bobbins...I haven't seen another one in years.

Julie Harward said...

That is the cutest little machine! I wish I'd had one and learned to sew as a child. I have taught myself how to make things and believe me, it's my own way! LOL

BECKY said...

Too much fun, gal!! My machine is ancient now...my MIL gave it to me 31 years ago! So hard to believe! Love your toy one! It is adorable! It is so cool that you still have it!
Have a joyful weekend!!
Becky

Love of the Sea said...

I took a sewing class once. I was really bad. My mom is great at sewing. I wished I inherited that trait from her.

Susan B said...

Hi Marcia,
What a cute little sewing machine! I learned to sew in high school, but haven't done much since then. I didn't have the patience for it. I always wished I had kept up with it.

Have a great weekend! :)

T's Daily Treasures said...

That little machine looks spanking brand new. Too bad I didn't have one of those when I was little. I want to learn to sew so am hoping I'll pick up some tips with my Yarn and Fiber group. However, the next meeting will be knitting. Yikes! I was never able to figure that out when my cousin tried to teach me. :) Loved your little boy post. My younger one is noise, dirt and action all the time. Hapy weekend. Tammy

Cathrines Kreative Hjørne said...

Hi Marcia,
I hope wverything is fine with all of you! This sewing machine looks very much like my mum's, and it brings back lots of memories, like when I tried to learn how to sew, and the needle went right through the tip of my finger! But that has healed by now! And I'm still sewing!

Life is busy, and I do not get to comment as much as I like, but this weened I hope to take a big round!

Next week me and my daughter are going to London, and I look very much forward to that! Just hope the weather gets a little warmer!

Have a nice weekend!

Hugs Cathrine :-)

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

How cute...I have a toy machine also, but it is much older and doesn't work...but I love the look of it!!

Marsha's Mpressions said...

oh I love this machine. What a treasure you have. Do you collect toy sewing machines? I see another on your side panel.

A Serenade for Solitude said...

I love these pictures! Lovely. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Have a great weekend. :)

A Serenade for Solitude said...

P.S. What stunning kids you have. xo

koralee said...

I love your machine...perfect for Friday Pretties.

Now my friend I am sooooo happy that your giveaway arrived in one piece...I was sure it would break!

Enjoy sweet one...

Happy weekend. xoxox

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

That is a toy? My gosh, it looks real! Not only that..you STILL have it! Now THAT is amazing...:)

I think...I think I see you up there on my buddy list? Not a clue how you got there..but every time I see you...I think..is that my same bloggy friend?

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

p.s. I download all my photos...then I click on the one I want first...which immediately deletes it..and the second one is what I get...I tell you...there is a GLITCH somewhere! Makes me crazy! Ok..crazier than I already am!

Gloria McQueen Stockstill said...

Marcia, My granddaughter, McKenna, age 10, wants to be a fashion designer. She made her first skirt this past weekend while here. It was her first time to sew on a sewing machine. I had to do the zipper but she did most of the rest, then wore it to church on Sunday. She was thrilled beyond words. I know I created a great memory for when I'm gone!

Hope Ryan is doing well. Love to all, Gloria

Jane said...

I think it's wonderful that you have the machine that you learned to sew on. Such great memories!
Jane

Shelley said...

That is a cute sewing machine! That is one thing I wished I had learned to do well - learn how to sew!!

JBeaudetStudios said...

What a sweet little sewing machine! I wish I still had things from my child hood. Thank you for your sweet comments about my art! Jennifer:)

Manuela@TPOH said...

What a sweet little machine! My daughter had a little battery operated one that she learned to sew on.

Manuela

Beverly said...

It looks brand new, Marcia. You have taken very good care of it. What a sweet little machine. Have either of your daughters been interested in it or in sewing?
Love the outdoor pictures. So light.
Thanks for sharing such a special keepsake of your childhood.
I learned on my Mom's converted Singer (converted to electrical from a treadle). I guess that's what happened to a lot of the old treadles.

Sheila said...

I just wanted to tell you....I don't always comment, but I enjoy reading your blog!
Have a great week!

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Marcia, what a great machine. Sometimes I feel like I should STILL be using one of these. LOL! Thanks for sharing the inspiration!
xo,
Debra

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Marcia, what a great machine. Sometimes I feel like I should STILL be using one of these. LOL! Thanks for sharing the inspiration!
xo,
Debra

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

What a treasure!!! I love that little Singer. :)
Joyce

Paula said...

Oh, how cute, Marcia!! I just love vintage sewing machines... I would have one in every room if I could!

botaitai said...

I had that same machine and my mom recently gave it to me.