Saturday, 2 January 2010

freecycle sewing machine and first project

today i got the sewing machine off freecycle, not the one i was expecting as the woman said it didnt work so she gave me another one.......a very old singer sewing machine, my dear mum had one years ago, i think it should be in a museum for old sewing machines myself but as i cannot buy one yet and it works, i will keep it and use it until i can get a new one.
anyway my first project was a raggy doll, in primitive style, so i cut up a pillowcase, like you do, and set about making the doll, turning her little thin arms and legs in the right way were an achievement on there own, a knitting needle came in handy for that job and getting the stuffing inside them.her dress is an old blouse of mine that never saw the light of day, the image on her apron is a cut out from a piece of material with images of sarah kay dollies on. as you can tell by her face i have yet to master sewing faces onto things. anyway i still like her and her quirky looking face, her name is gemima.
she may be my first project but she will not be my last one


Debsg said...

Aww cute. I made one similar when I was younger - Holly Hobby I think - I loved her. Wonder what happened to her :(

Effie said...

Happy new sewing machine............ hope you have many happy hours using it!.. great start.

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

Gemima is lovely :D
Its a long time since I have made any toys, should really play again soon :D
Julie xx

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Oh she is so sweet too! I love sewing dolls, although I'm no pro (their heads sometimes come off after months of "tough love" by DD)

jack stamps said...

Yep, she's a Jemmima all right. Well done, I love using old fabrics and secondhand everything.