Sunday, February 15, 2015

This is how I FELT

Perhaps you remember when my friend Pattie gave me this 1904 Singer 15K machine. 

This is how it looked when I got it.

Today it shines like new. Look at that fly wheel, I never knew you could get it back to almost new. Thanks to my friend Phil, he is the man when it comes to restoring my machines. Sadly some of the decal had been abused. This happened when a previous owner wrapped a cloth around the machine and used it as her pin cushion. Yikes!

Now compare the before and after of the case. All I did  to restore it was some denatured alcohol and lots of elbow grease. 

So to show my appreciation to Pattie, I decided to make a penny table runner for her. 

I checked out pictures on her facebook page and tried to match the color of the newly remodeled kitchen at her cozy little cabin in the woods. 

This felt work was so much fun. I went to Pinterest . . . big mistake!

I got hooked. 

In the past two weeks I have made all these needle keepers. It's a small 3 inch square book. Most of them have 4 felt pages to hold your sewing needles. I've already shipped some to Alaska and Minnesota!!  

These are $12 each and the cheapest I've found to mail them is $5.05, regardless of how many.

These are also needle keepers. They open into a circle. They are $6.00 each.

On Friday, I asked the blacksmith to make a spool holder for me. I had spools of ribbon uncurling all over my sewing table. This is what he came up with. 

Here's a close up. . . 

Did you know Easter is just 47 days away???

So that is how I FELT!!


kathyinozarks said...

good for you! I am alwaysso happy to read about someone being able to sell their handmade items-I still can't seem to do that--excellent-

Patty H. said...

How cute those are! Love that machine too.

StitchinByTheLake said...

The machine is truly beautiful - what a joy to see these old machines restored! blessings, marlene

Dar said...

Your "new" old machine looks beautiful. Hopefully she sews as good as she looks. Your needle books are cute too. You have been busy.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Enjoy your sewing machine! Looks like you've been very busy making lots of cute things. Take care!

Flat Creek Farm said...

I love all your creations, and these needle keepers are just adorable (and very useful). These handy husbands are pretty awesome to have around, huh?! Nice spool holder! -Tammy