Monday, 15 June 2009

Vintage Sewing...

I am very lucky that my parents are good at keeping stuff. They have clothes, toys & artwork from my childhood & I am grateful that I will be able to one day pass some of these things down to my own children one day.

Singer "Sewhandy'

Here is some evidence that my crafting started earlier than I may have thought. My very first sewing machine & my Knitting Nancy, both in their original boxes. Ryder is very keen to try his hand at sewing so I might be brave & let him have a go.

Knitting Nancy

21 comments:

Flickettysplits said...

Oh, a knitting nancy! I used to have the exact same one - your post has just brought back a HUGE rush of memories. Ahhhh ....

mamaloves said...

That's amazing. I moved so much as a little girl and have nothing from my childhood. It must be so nice to have proof of all those lovely memories.

Lisa G said...

Oh I had one of those knitting nancy's....brings back great memories. Not sure where she is now :-(

And a super special sewing machine...you have a switched on mum...that has got to be an heirloom for sure.

Pip Lincolne said...

Aw. Knitting Nancy's are wonderful, aren't they? Endless little tubes with which to do knitted, tubey things. Yay!

Kirsty said...

The sewing machine is absolutely magnificent & the original box...so good.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

I still have my Knitting nancy too!! Very envious of your tiny Singer :)

two little buttons said...

how wonderful. what a beautiful machine. my hugo would LOVE to get his hands on that !!

Bec said...

i say let ryder play - he will enjoy it as much as you did no doubt which inevitably makes it worth it! right?

Christina Lowry said...

They are both so beautiful and special. What a lucky boy - to have a family who hands down their knowledge and the means with which to learn.
:)

Nikki said...

I'm in love with that sewing machine....really, seriously IN LOVE.

I also had a Knitting Nancy but nit sure what happened to it. Good on your Mum for keeping things!

One Flew Over said...

You are one lucky girl...my mum is off the throwing out kind!

Selina said...

ohh, I had that knitting Nancy too! I wonder what happened to it?? My Mum did keep my Holly Hobbie sewing machine though! Love the Singer!

Monique said...

I wonder what has become of my knitting nancy. My mother is a hoarder of old treasures toobuti have never seen her in any boxes.

CurlyPops said...

I still have my knitting nancy too, and it's exactly the same as yours. I only wish I'd had a sewing machine too....it's beautiful.

Tania said...

OK, just whizzed back thirty years in the space of five seconds. Besides feeling like I have been caught in a wind tunnel I'm thrilled to be reminded of my own clunky sewing machine number. Suddenly feeling like a very experienced and seasoned sewer.

Jo said...

Love those knitting Nancys!!

Bianca said...

My Mum's a good keeper too. I haven't come across my first sewing machine yet though - but I know from memory it was no where near as special as yours! Those knitting nancy's are gorgeous aren't they. I've got My Grandma's.

urban craft said...

that little singer is awesome! Even if it doesn't work.

Jessica said...

I also had one of those knitting nancies - looks like she got into a lot of little girls homes. My sister and I used to make very long cords with ours which we then sewed into placemats for lucky grand & great grand parents.

Nikki @ My Black Cardigan said...

How fantastic of your parents to keep them - and in their boxes. Wow. It made me wonder... what would we keep for our children? Things just don't seem as "keepable" as they used to.

Miss Muggins said...

I also have the same knitting nancy, and the instruction sheet, but alas no box, or plastic lifting stick thingo...