Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Bears on a Featherweight

I feel so motivated and excited today. The kids went back to school today and I dove head first into bearmaking. I got 2 bears cut out and ready to sew. The summer was wet, and then really hot/humid , and with the kids home I just can't seem to get bears done. I didn't realize how much I missed creating until this morning. I can't wait to see the personalities develop on these creations.

I am also excited because I stumbled upon a great find the other day . It was my lucky day , and I never find things like this. The seller found the machine left behind in an old house she bought a few years ago, and she just didn't want it. We met up and I felt almost giddy. I have dreamed of owning one for awhile, and the price was fair really so I treated myself. This 1947 beauty even has a scroll face plate that I think is so beautiful. It is so tiny , cute and portable :)

It seems perfect to create bears from vintage furs on 62 year old machine don't ya think !


Joanna Mallory said...

Wow, that lovely machine is small? The bear must be super-tiny!

Congratulations on your find!

And enjoy letting the creativity flow again. It makes a huge difference.

Abide in the Word said...

oh, you are speaking after my own heart! I adore and treasure 'old' finds and treasures like this old beauty! Your singer is amazing! I have a vintage Morse that I love...not so great at sewing bears, but it is a horse and I love it! Good for you for treating yourself!
Warmest Blessings and Bear Hugs,
Bramblewood Bears

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