Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I'm a Junk Gypsy

I LOVE junk shops, or uh thrift stores!  Who doesn't?  So many different ideas for items that once, 'used to be something else', or reviving old items to their 'original' use.

I sometimes find Junk Love at the end of someone's driveway.  That would be the case this time.  Going to visit my friend, this was right at her front door...on the way out to the end of her driveway!

 

It's not in the best of condition, nor works properly.

  

I'm going to clean this machine up!  I plan to remove the motor and will purchase a hand crank conversion kit.  I will also build a box for it to live in.  My 7-year old daughter LOVES sewing on hand cranks and this one will be her very own!

Also, while on this visit, my friend and I checked out an antique shop and I found these vintage embroidery design cloths/fabrics tucked away in a basket on a shelf.  These will be good 'sitting' projects (you know, doctor/dentist's office visits, etc.).


 

  

  

Until next time...Peace and Junk Love!

8 comments:

Em said...

I would give anything just to stumble over a vintage singer sewing machine! It is my lifetime goal to own one:)

Em said...

I would give anything just to stumble over a vintage singer sewing machine! It is my lifetime goal to own one:)

PatchworkRose said...

Great way to teach your daughter to sew. She will have lots of fun. Just don't fight over the stash ;-)
Cheers
Lynne

Deborah said...

What a find! I wish I had the ability to fix stuff and make it work!

Stephanie and Carlos said...

It tell you it's just like my Grandma's that machine. AND I own it now... I love it as it is the machine I learnt to sew with... can't wait to see more girl!!!

xo Steph

masko said...

Awesome machine you got. I have an old singer but not this old like yours...great find! I love sewing, quilt making, and junk/antique shopping also. :D

Miss Sews-it-all said...

Those are great finds! I hope you can get that old machine running, I bet it sews great.

Selina said...

wow you are dedicated to your junk!