My summer find

Sunday, September 20, 2009

This summer I checked out so many garage sales. Hoping to find clothes, toys, and books for my boys, but I never in my wildest dream thought I would ever find one of these!

Vintage Singer sewing machine 1
A vintage treadle sewing machine with it's original foldout wooden table. It's a JB series, so I believe it's dated somewhere between 1936-1948. It is not in the best condition. There are scratches and the leather treadle strap is broken which can be replaced. I'm just so happy to have found one, I've always wanted one, and only for $25! Weeee! And yes, the lady selling it must have thought I was a little crazy being so overly happy over an old sewing machine.

Look at it's details, wouldn't you be?!

Vintage Singer sewing machine 2

Vintage Singer sewing machine 3

Vintage Singer sewing machine 4

Crochet mary jane slippers.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Ever since I saw this amazing mary jane slipper pattern at ohmygoodknits!! I've always wanted to make myself a pair. Finally got around to it and here it is.

Love love love them!!

Crochet Mary Jane Slippers


Friday, September 11, 2009

So we are back into the routine of things...well sort of...Darcy started teaching, early nights, chilly mornings, mom and tots, and piano lesson. So where in the world have I've been and what have I been up to? I've been moving all my art and crafty stuff all in my mud room. I'm planning to turn it into my studio. I have a lot of stuff as you can see. A lot of stuff = a lot of sorting = a lot of time.

Also, it's hardcore potty training in this house. Lucius is three and a half and still not fully potty trained yet. I know when he's ready he'll be ready, but sometimes his no's doesn't sound too convincing. And there's Aymeric, who will be two already this November, busy busy as can be. I'm crossing my finger he'll continue to take naps until he goes to school. Haha!

So I do have a lot of ideas brewing in my head. Just to find time to make it happen is another thing. Thank goodness I can still manage to crochet as I watch the boys. Thank goodness!

And thank goodness for Darcy's homemade multigrain bread. With some butter and local honey, it is to die for!