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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Easy DIY unique vintage retro sewing pin cushion

   So, my old tomato, or strawberry pin cushion, or whatever that was supposed to be...maybe a tomato with a tiny random strawberry dangling from it for no apparent reason...whatever, it's gone now. Totally missing, I can't find it anywhere. Either a desperate, senile old lady broke into my house and stole it, or it feel behind my sewing desk and I just don't feel like moving it out to check. Anyway, I got really tired of life without it and have gone far too long without it. In my own desperation I was actually using a rolled up pair of baby socks because it was the first thing I saw that would suffice. So as awesome as that's been, (not really) I finally decided to fix the situation and come up with some totally creative, blog worthy idea for a new pin cushion. Then I realized that writing an entire blog entry about a pin cushion is very unnecessary and that just by looking at the picture you can pretty much figure out how to create something similar on your own, but I WANTED TO BLOG! I haven't had a chance to sit down and blog in a really long time and you can probably see that my blog is fairly young and doesn't have very many posts but that's only because I don't get too many opportunities like this to focus on anything! (If you have children then you understand.) So, in order for this blog to necessitate the internet air space in which it takes up, here is the tiny tutorial for this not-so-blogworthy-but-blogging-about-it-anyway post...

   This can really work with any small container, I was lucky to have a small old Avon goblet such as this, but it could be done with anything that you can put a stuffed piece of fabric into. Which leads me to the stuffed piece of fabric. Stuff a piece of fabric with poly-fil or something like that and glue, sew or pin it together at the bottom and then place it in the glass, or whatever you choose to use. (I saw an idea with a glass shoe, cute!) I debated about gluing it in, but it really didn't need it so, Voila! Done! 

  Now I want to thank you for taking the time to read my long drawn out blabbery about a pin cushion! :) Thank You!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Vintage White Brand Sewing Machine Model # SZ-230 Found at Goodwill for $20!

My Super Awesome Goodwill Find!

     So, the Bestie and I are really into thrift shopping, A.) Because it's fun, and B.) Because we are poor. None-the-less, sometimes on rare occasions we find something truly super awesome like this vintage sewing machine!! Eeeeee!!!  
      We took a little road trip to San Antonio to hit up the multitude of thrift stores the big city has to offer. We were just checking out at the last stop because we had planned to head home about 3 hours prior and after hours of shopping, rude people, long lines and sub-par Chinese food, we were done. The day had yielded less than I had hoped for....And then there it was...I had just paid the cashier for my small loot of items I don't need and we were walking out the door, when from behind the panes of an unlocked dirty glass case it sat, in all it's abandoned, broken, and old glory. I didn't care. I didn't care that the pedal was long gone, as well as many other crucial components. I didn't care that it was old, dirty and sadly would probably never function again. I needed that glorious, ridiculously heavy, for decorative purposes only sewing machine in my life. 
     Long story short, (because I could go on and on) it had a sticker price of $29.99 so I had the cashier ask her manager if that was the best price. Apparently it had been homeless for a while so she knocked it down to $19.99 for me. (I totally would have paid $29.99.) So I was now on my way home to try and explain to my husband that I just bought another sewing machine (I have 3 others that function) and it was the coolest sewing machine ever, and I will never use it. There are just some things that men will never understand. :)
     Anyway, I wish I could tell you more about it, like what year it was born and all that good stuff, but I haven't had a chance to research it. If and when I do, I will update this post.