My sewing machine was 39 years old and I thought I was getting along just fine with it for the most part UNTIL I was at a friend's house and spotted her new machine. She had me try it and I was hooked. It was sewwwww quiet and sewed like a dream. One month later I had my self a new machine and I am thrilled with it. Not until recently have I had a chance to sit down and "play" with it. What a joy it is to sew on this machine. I need a whole day just to sit and try out all the different stitches....sigh....maybe soon. Any of you who visit me often know that I make the sweet little vintage pillowcase dresses for the boutique. Well....I had a brilliant idea not too long ago. (If anyone else is doing this I apologize. I haven't seen it anywhere yet.) I am upcycling little girls outgrown jeans and use the shabby vintage embroidered pillowcases as a ruffle. Some of the skirts get a fabric yoyo flower added to it and others a satin flower while others also have the vintage fat rick rack on them. They are so flouncy and flirty and downright cute as a button. Not to mention good for Mother Earth. Some of the skirts I am making with the pretty new fabrics out now. They are so colorful and fun but I always try to add something vintage to them even if it is just a sweet old button. I will be as busy as I can be for the next few weeks making more of these charming skirts. I am having so much fun making these and my mind just won't stop thinking of new embellisments for them. Right now I am showing them in my Etsy shop, One Little Candle. Guess who that sweetie heart is modeling. Ms. Boo herself!
Hope you all have a great week. Right now......it's time to scoot back over to the sewing machine. The one I am working on now.....butterflies....oh so cute vintage embroidered butterflies. :) TTFN