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Monday, 30 September 2013

Singer 201K

Singer 201K, is the iconic Singer model, considered by many to be the pinnacle of sewing quality.


The 201K model was launched in 1939 and cost a small fortune, several months' wages for some. People paid for their Singers in instalments.
In the 1950’s a new design of singer machine was introduced. It looked kinda butch to the other which was thought to be more modern looking at the time.
The black ones are far rarer and harder to find and are the most prized versions now. These ‘new look’ models still had the top of the range mechanics and an unbeatable stitch quality, but by now the finest sewing machine in the world had become just too expensive to make, and so in 1961 production ceased.
Many enthusiasts will say that today there is still no sewing machine made that will stitch better than a Singer 201 and I have one in fully working order....and it is Braw!!! My one is the 201K which stands for made in the Kilbowie factory...

 
Here it is all set up...
 



                Sing A song Of Singer....
 





 
 
 
 


Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Patchwork

I will never ever ever get bored of patchwork..
I think it is a fab way to use up scraps and it always turns out beautiful..
 
...Anyways I made this feather stuffed patchwork cushion this morning...
 

 
 

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Deans Portrait

Today I painted the front door...YAWN!!
I've also started working on my son Deans portrait again...
 
 

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Wreath

...Im still faffing with my Saturday night project...
....I added a letter and put it on the kitchen cupboard door instead...
S for ....not quite sure hahaha
 
 
 
 
 






 

Embroidery Ring Wreath

Now you know what my Saturday nights consist of lol...
Pine cones, pearls and hessian...
I used an embroidery ring and just sewed everything on to it..
Ive hung it on the bathroom door..
 


....and a wee close up....

 

Friday, 20 September 2013

Candlestick

....My lovely wee candlestick I got today...
 
 

Random Pic

Just because....
 
....I love My Typewriter...

 

Thrifty Finds

 My wee mum picked this up for me in a charity shop in Falkirk I think!!!
Its a crock pot of some sorts in a beautiful glossy green.
Thank you mum I love it...
 



I found these lovely candlesticks  today..
Green metal with a cream cackle centre..




Got this wee vase today too...
I just loved the pattern and colour..






Thursday, 19 September 2013

Hessian Projects

I had some hessian delivered this morning to cover my Oak dining chairs.
Then it just started the whole crazy thinking process...
what else I could do with the leftover Hessian.
Here is what my morning has consisted of...
Oooh the possibilities are endless !!!
 
Printing onto Hessian, this was just a tester but it worked...
 
 

 

 
 

 

 

 



 

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Princess Victoria Sharp Needles

Oh what a beautiful find...
I found these in an old tin I had bought from a charity shop..
Princess Victoria Sharp Needles in two sizes size No7 and size No5..
 
 
I also found this wee article on the internet..
“…The following passage is from the November 18, 1899, issue of The Economist, and lends credence to this theory:
“A deputation of cravat manufacturers was received this week by the Minister of Commerce of make representations on the use of false trade-marks on importations of the articles they sell from Germany, Austria, Belgium and Italy. These goods, the deputation declared, are marked with the words ‘Made in London’ or other words imply that they are of English origin, which appears to be a recommendation with buyers … It is, however, a common practice to import German goods marked as English, and recently the attention of the British Chamber of Commerce was called to the sale, in France, of packets of needles bearing a portrait of the Queen, with the words ‘Prinzess Victoria Needles’ and the name of a fictitious manufacturer at Redditch. The spelling of the word princess betrayed the origin of the article, but would escape the attention of the buyer.”

These ones have the z spelling..
 
 
 
 
 
Heres a wee close up of mine...
  

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Kitchen Table

My neighbour was throwing out this lovely antique table and 3 oak chairs..
I was so glad I had been in when she knocked  or she would have taken them to the skip...
Deary me the thought of these beautiful things going into the skip frankly gives me nightmares...
Forgot to take a before pic of the table (I was excited)...
 
Ive ordered some course hessian to cover the chair seats with but im just going to leave the frame in the original Oak.
 
The Oak table had been stained with a a mahogany stainer. Ive painted and distressed it just now but I am actually going to sand the top back to the original oak and keep the legs painted white...eventually!!!

 





 
 

Monday, 16 September 2013

Living Room

Thought I would give you a wee update on how my living room is looking now...
 
 
 
 
 

Friday, 13 September 2013

Natural Garland

Today my son Dean and I went looking for some natural goodies to make some garland.
We went to the lovely Haining House In our home town Selkirk.
We managed to collect pine cones, bark, berries, twigs and even some conkers.
Took a bit of hard work getting the conkers, there was a lot of jumping up and down with a large stick.
 

 

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Labelling or Labeling

Don't know how to spell it and couldn't be bothered googling it lol...
Never mind the spelling I so enjoy doing this..
Its so therapeutic to label things haha

The Bathroom Drawers

 
My Painted Suitcases
 
 

My Kitchen Draws
 
 
 
 
Kitchen Cupboards
 
 
 
 
The whole Kitchen HAHA

 

Provence Fire and Surround

Remember the Provence fire I bought for the hall...
well it was just kinda awkwardly sittin there looking unfinished
so I decided on building a corner fire surround..
 
Here it was..
 
 
And here it is now...
 









 

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Label Frames

I absolutely love these wee things...
I ordered them online last month and they finally arrived today.
They are just so adorable....
Ive put some on my suitcases and the rest are going on my kitchen cabinets..
 
 

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Happy Birthday Mum

Its my wee mums birthday..
Or should I say..
 Its Ma Wee Mammies Birthday the day...
Happy 65th
I love you so much.
xx
 
 

Thursday, 5 September 2013