Sunday, June 12, 2011

New Toys!

My DH (Lance) was so smitten with my Singer 66 Red Eye that he has started to collect antique sewing machines. The red eye was made in America in 1910 and has gold and red decals with a "red eye" pattern. The picture below is the newest one that just arrived from England - a 1939  99K....it came in a beautiful wood case with a key lock and accessories, in perfect working order and gorgeous condition. The "k" means it was made at Singer in Scotland, the largest factory in the world at the time with over 7,000 workers and 1 million square feet. The 99K  is the little brother to the 66, being 2/3 the size. He also bought another beauty off of ebay, a 1918 "lotus" 66K....which will arrive any day now.  It is called a lotus because the decals are gold and green with Egyptian lotus motif.
...please ignore my totally messy shop table.....

.....and a few new things in my Etsy Shop!
pewter gargoyle necklace

...a seated pewter cherub stone angel, about 2 1/2 inches high....



the stone angel has cute butt cheeks peaking out from the drape.....

5 comments:

kathy mc said...

how awesome. I have a couple of old Singer sewing machines from the 50's. My Mom's first sewing maching that my dad bought her and the little singer I used to sew with when I was a little girl. Love your work Connie.

jackie said...

Yay for Lance! Exciting collection getting started there!

Love your newest pewter work - gorgeous!

Joanne Huffman said...

Very cool sewing machines! The pewter work is fantastic.

Lorri Scott said...

there's a UK store called All Saints Spitafields (cool clothing) and all their store front windows have old sewing machines stacked on shelves. The whole store fixtures are old looms, and mill machinery parts. Very cool. See some photos here http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/rDIXaQgi-YqO8DimY8ACHA?select=zcUsZjfdUPgTeVIiGRfjzg

I love old sewing machines and think it's great Lance wants to restore them!

Meredith said...

That sewing machine is totally cool. A beauty!