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Sunday, 31 July 2011

Vintage Singer Sewing Machine

When I went to Harrogate for my B'Day I found this amazing piece of vintage loveliness. I know that many of the blogs I have visited have a love of sewing and particularly vintage machines so I thought I would share this beautiful fined with you. Prepare yourself for lots of photos. I was thrilled to find this wonderful treasure.

The key is missing to open this treasure. However, easy done with a screw driver.

The original instruction manual 1926 

I really wanted to share this find with all of you, I hope you to find it of interest. This machine was made in Scotland, the Clyde bank factory If you have any other  knowledge about this model or the special feet that were found with it that you would like to share I would love to know more about it. This machine is still working and has the original plug, which I have been advise to change but I think it's all part of it's obvious beauty, don't you? I have a modern machine I use, I just had to own this piece of historical start to electric sewing machines. Love Dawn xx

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Grungy Monday 17

Hello, a whole week that's a long time for me with no postings. I do hope I am forgiven ;0) Thank you all so much last week for congratulating me on the GDT appearance so lovely of you. I enjoyed it lots and saw every ones work, you really all rocked. And so it's Grungy Monday again with Linda SL3  who hosts the weekly challenge & Tim Holtz who's products and techniques inspire in this challenge. This week it's Rock Candy stickles.  I have now run out, with this challenge so more will be on the list to buy as I really love it's subtlety.

Here's a close up so you can see the lovely rock candy. I love Dina Wakley new stamp as well. I just feel these will be very versatile for so many things, my journaling will benefit from this beauty I'm sure ;0). I think the papers really make this tag all come together beautifully. Thank you for stopping by as always and any comments you leave. Love Dawn xx

Monday, 18 July 2011

Grungy Monday 16

Are you gonna have some fun playing this week! It's all about the GRUNGE this week, grunge board/paper from the fabby Tim Holtz and the lovely Linda. I am a special GDT  this week I know, how cool? Also there is the lovely Brenda also GDT member I am sure she is as thrilled as I am, do pop by and have a nosy at Brenda's lovely creations as well ;0)  I had so much fun I played for too long and made lots of goodies I hope your going to join in the fun this week.

And if you have visited before you know I love to make the odd tag lol :0) and I was having SO much fun I thought I should go with a tag too! I have used quite a few Die cuts from Tim. But if you look at the top item you can see I have been making moulds of tim's goodies and filling those moulds with friendly plastic (FP)! And on the tag I have a wee cherub mould and got the FP out again. I also had lots of fun with the emboss folders and sand paper. Oh and you see my die cut flowers, guess what I glued on them before die cutting them? stained kitchen roll (I keep them all from my spraying exploits lol) and then when I need some coloured paper hey presto it's already there and it's already textures and soaks up all my inks (hey we have to recycle don't we?) I know you gonna have loads of fun with this grunge Monday thanks as always for you comments and visits you all keep be going. Love Dawn xx

Friday, 8 July 2011

Digi class wk 2 & 3

Hi, I forgot to post how I have been doing in my digi class with Tammy I am learning so much each week my head is literally exploding ha ha And on top of that my other class has started to, it's all about journalling & the elements I am doing this class with Effy More about this class on my other blog Journal Journey's So please pop over. And please don't forget I am now doing a challenge of my very own (still can't believe I am doing this I am totally thrilled about it) click HERE for more info on this month challenge if you fancy joining in and don't forget to grab a button ;0)

So, in the 2nd week we created a simple PDF Oh my we used so many tools I am gonna have to keep practising, I have to say though by the time  the 3rd week came around I was a little more confident and I was really pleased with my simple drawing I came up with.

Aren't my characters cute? The pussy cat is all mine and the teddy one is Tam's idea but I managed to digitally draw all this my very self. (Pats self on the back) I am really pleased with my progress and we will be doing more of a 3D style next week so I am looking forward to learning more, much more ;0) I have to say I am sure lots of you know the basics but I didn't have a clue! * whispers* to be honest I don't think computers like me much sshh. Any way if you wanted to join in Tam's class I am sure you still can, as you can down load everything and save it so you can do this all in your own time and as you can see if I can do it I think any one can ;0). Thank you for stopping by as always and leaving comments as well, Have a super weekend. Love Dawn xx

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Tea Cup Tuesday 14

Today I am showing Paragon. As always I am playing along with Terri & Marther who's idea it is to have 'Tea Cup Tuesday' (TCT). Oh how I love this set, isn't it just gorgeous? I love the colour, a pale green and the pattern inside the cup and on the plates is raised to. Here are some more photos to look at;

I hope you can see from this photo how the pattern is raised ;0)

All the plates have this mark as well as the cup. It's really lovely to have the green and white as they are, to me it gives an added chicness to the set. The shape of the cup is so pleasing to the eye, and the handle is so practical yet beautiful as well. I do hope you will join in and play along, I so love looking at tea cups ;0) Love Dawn xx

Monday, 4 July 2011

Grungy Monday 14

Hello it's getting late here in UK 9.30pm. I haven't been around much because the weather has been SO wonderful, I love the sun ;0) So I have been catching up with some reading I have read four books in the last ten days really good fun to read. Any way Monday is here and I have to go and play with Linda from Studio L3 and Tim the master of grunge ;0) And this challenge was lots of fun this week especially playing with Perfect Pearls (PP) & Distress Ink Refills (DIR) so much fun and really great product!

I liked playing with the PP & DIR so much I had to do two at the same time and aren't they vibrant colours, the pigment is fab! One tag is kinda soft steam punk and the other? Well ladies and butterfly's what else is needed, so yummy ;0) You can see the backgrounds in these close ups and the resist technique works really well, so don't forget to pop along to Tims for the technique. I also did some extra stamping coloured with Copics and cut out then added to a tag (Butterfly) and on the other I added some more of Tims goodies as well as a vintage pocket watch face (enamelled) to help give different textures and 3D appearance. Thank you for stopping by, I always appreciate your comments and encouragement. Love Dawn xx

Friday, 1 July 2011

Journal Journey very first challenge

I had to share on this blog as well as my journal blog how excited I am to be starting my very first challenge! Yes me. I have been on a few Design Teams and so I kinda know what's expected and I have fell in love with journaling. I just wanted to get more involved and hopefully get more people to have a go who are perhaps scared or lack time and get others back into it. 

Here is a sneeky peak of the challenge ;0) I do hope you will pop along to Journal Journey's and join in the fun ;0) Don't forget to grab a button to so you don't forget to play on the 1st of each month. Love Dawn xx.


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