Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Sew Thrifty A Find



The sun is shining bright today. . . .From my kitchen window I can see a few sprigs of grass beginning to appear. . . . Spring can't be too far away, can it?

Earlier, I thought I'd gather up the gardening tools and head out to the flower beds for a little winter clean-up. . . .What a surprise I had when I opened the door! It might LOOK warm, but it certainly is NOT. . . .


I turned around and headed back inside. . . .I'll enjoy the sunshine from the window. . . .while playing with something else green. . . .this cute thrift store find. . . .It should keep me occupied for the next day or two INDOORS.

Maybe you recognize it from a post back in December. . . .I haven't had the time to work with it until now. . . .In fact, John has had the "green machine"  in his workshop for a cleaning and lube job. . . .Now, it's my turn. . . .


I think it's a Singer Tiny Tailor--but can't seem to find a whole lot of information. . . .

I already own three black Tiny Tailors. . . .which have become very collectible. . . .Quilters love them, as well as crafters, because they are small enough to carry with you and sturdy enough to stitch like a regular sized machine. . . .


When I spotted this green one in a local thrift store for $10, I didn't hesitate a bit to quickly grab it before anyone else did. . . .Not only was the price right, it was love at first sight. . . .


I've tried Googling to find out some information. . . .So far, not much luck. . . .

They were manufactured in Canada. . . .I think around 1954. . . .The Serial Number is different from anything I found on the Singer website. . . .


I thought maybe one of you might have some information?
It's a "dandy" little machine. . . .


For my first project, I'm sew, sew, sewing a basketful of doilies and embroidered pieces into----
Well, you'll just have to wait and see. . . .


Yes, I'm teasing you. . . .Blame it on Spring Fever. . . .
But, you'll still have to wait and see. . . .


I'll have the house to myself for the next few days. . . .Plenty of time to finish the sewing projects. . . .I think I'll set the Tiny Tailor right in FRONT of the window. . . .That way I can at least pretend I'm outside. . . .while keeping as warm as that sun looks!

. . .from my farmhouse to yours. . .


38 comments:

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Hi Dru! It is colder than it looks here, too! I adore your little green singer. It is really a beautiful shade of green which is my favorite! I wonder what you will come up with? I bet it will be amazing coming from you. Blessings,
Susie

Tanya Rachelle said...

Wonderful little green machine! Cold here too today but have spring fever! Fun post and can't wait to see what the doilies and vintage linens turn into!!!
~Tanya

Old Time Cindy said...

Aren't the machines with color wonderful? Looking forward to you sharing what you're making.
Farmhouse hugs,
Cindy

Maureen said...

What a sweet little machine! I just picked up a tiny one (different brand)from a thrift store and haven't used it yet.

Tanya Breese said...

wow $10!! what a find! i have my front doors open, it's sunny but soooo windy. the wind is howling! love the beginning signs of spring don't you?! :)

Robyn said...

Hi there, Im a new reader and follower to your blog.. I LOVE this tiny machine and I can't believe the price you paid for it.. I would have grabbed it too!..I live in South Carolina and the other day (last week one day) I was thinkin about going outside and atleast trying to clean up my planter boxes on my porch. Well life got in the way and I put it off. By Saturday night it was SNOWING! We don't usually get snow here. I thought ah well, it will all be gone in a few hours.Sunday morning I left the house about 730am for church thinking it would be nice out? It was COLD and everything was covered in ICE.. So like you, I will just have to 'play' with things inside until Spring arrives which I hope to be soon.
Robyn :)

Orlando Designs said...

the sewing machine looks so cool! I Love vintage things!

Pam said...

Oh my goodness, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!!! As you know form my blog, I sew. This little vintage sewing machine is darling and I love how you displayed it!!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Heide at ApronHistory said...

So cute! I think my sister has the some one. I will have to look at it again. I do remember it being made in Canada....... I will poke around and see what I can find.

Yesterday morning the sun was shining so bright and the all the birds singing in the trees. So lovely! And by the afternoon it was gray and rainy. Now it is around 15 degrees! We did see a Robin last week, so Spring can't be too far away.....

Lisa Tucker said...

Just want you to know that you are the reason I spent an hour on Ebay and the internet looking for a green Tiny tailor....because I love yours so much! I couldn't find one...:(...and the really crazy thing is......I don't know how to sew....:)

Amy Kinser said...

Your little machine is wonderful. I love the color especially.

Can't wait to see what you are sewing up.

Pamela Gordon said...

What a sweet sewing machine! I've never seen a green one before. I hope someone will give you some information on it. In the meantime I hope you have fun sewing up some pretties. Pamela

Betty@SouthernGrace said...

Oh how pretty! It reminds me of jadite. Nice find!

cynthia lee designs said...

Oh Dru...I love old sewing machines and have several old ones in my sewing room. I used to work at a quilt shop and we also sold sewing machines. We had several old ones on display in the shop.
I did some searching online about your machine, but I couldn't find anything either except that someone is selling one just like it on Etsy for $140.00...you got a great deal or should I say steal for $10.00!!
hugs,
Cindy

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

What a cute little machine. Will be anxious to see what you are sewing.

Pendra said...

Dru, I love your little green machine and it is so cool it works for $10.00, worth it just for it's cuteness! Can't wait to see what you are whipping up with it and all those beautiful pieces! It's 11 degrees below and very windy here...can't wait for spring!
Hugs,
Pendra

GardenofDaisies said...

What a marvelous little green sewing machine!

Barbara Jean said...

it is wonderful!!!
I'm 'green' with envy...and only $10??? oh my word!
blessings
barb

UPON A HILL said...

Oh, what a lovely find at such a wonderful price!

Jann Olson said...

Oh my gosh Dru, what a treasure! How did I miss the original post. I love vintage sewing machines. Have a few, but that green is wonderful. What a great price too! Can't wait to see what you are up to sweetie. It was sunshiny here yesterday too. Love it, but my lawn is still covered in snow. I have an old featherweight. My youngest accidently knocked it off my table and I need to go get the cord fixed. They certainly are nice to haul around.
hugs,
Jann

Valerie Strain said...

Oh I so love the machine. Brings back so many memories of my grandma and mom sewing.

Warms my heart.

Hugs,

Valerie
Cottage Making Mommy
www.lovingmyheartandhome.blogspot.com

Linda said...

What a lovely sewing machine! It is so nice that you got it for such a great price, too. I love thrift stores. You have a very nice blog.

Rea said...

Adorable machine. I can't wait to see what you have been creating. I have some beautiful blog candy on my blog right now, check it out, here's the link, http://theantiquewardrobe.blogspot.com/2013/02/easter-bracelet-giveaway.html

Chenille Cottage said...

Hi Dru,
I just LOVED this post! Anything that is vintage and sewing is sure to catch my eye and my heart.
I have a Singer "Featherweight" that looks just like your little machine. My Mother gave it to me last summer. I treasure it and love that it weighs just a few pounds. I haven't posted a photo of it yet, but will soon.
Yours is a delight and such a lovely color.
Blessings to you, my sweet friend.
Carolynn xoxo

Ayu Maselli said...

Hi Dru,

So amazing treasures. I love that old singer. the color too. so lucky you are having that beautiful treasure.

wishing you a beautiful week

Connie said...

I have a machine just like yours and consider it one of my little treasures. I bought it from a friend who inherited it from her aunt.

Kelly said...

This is just the neatest little machine! Just like the one I used many years ago except it was mounted in an oak sewing cabinet that folded open to form a table. My friend's was portable and I envied her ability to move it from room to room. Your pictures flooded my memory with the humming of the machine, the beauty and smell of the wood and the smell of the little can of oil used to lube it to keep it humming along and the little wooden accessories box. Thanks for the memories!

~ Liz ~ said...

That is a little treasure. Smart you snapping that up. And so glad to see you using it. How fun to sit by the window and sew as you watch the world go by. Sounds sweet.
Liz

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

OH MY GOSH

What a found treasure, holy moley you lucky duck!

YAY!!!!

I love love love that sewing machine!

Sharing Shadymont said...

Beautiful machine. I would have bought it too, just to look at if need be. :)

Laura Lane said...

Goodness gracious, how adorable! I've been doing a bit of sewing myself, getting ready to reopen my shop in a few weeks.

Do have a lovely sewing day!
We've ice here, so we're inside today. Stitch stitch stitch!

Drop in if you have a moment!
Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

Lani Padilla said...

What a wonderful find! I'd love to spend a few days playing with that "green" too :)

We're pretty cold here too and woke up to a lovely ice storm, so I'm indoors today as well.

Popping in from "The Charm of Home."

Hugs ...
Lani
www.simplyfreshvintage.com

Pam said...

That has got to be the best $10 ever spent. It's just the right shade of green. Love it!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

What a great green! Love it.

Linda Bouffard said...

Love this old Singer! Take care, Linda

Sherry said...

This is fantastic! What a great find and great price. The old machines were the best. Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Dru, this is the most darling little machine ever! It's so cute. I love it!! Thank you for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. You will be one of the features on Monday!! Thanks for always coming to my party. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Dru,
Hello!

What a treasure you have!!

Love it especially the color which would fit right in with the colors of my Craft/Sewing room!!

Hugs,
Debbie

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