Tuesday, 1 June 2010

The Gallery - Spindles & Bobbins

This weeks gallery is “still life”.

As soon as I saw the theme I instantly thought of some stunning photographs I saw on a blog called Journey of the Mocha Bean(s) and Mummy.

Inspired to dig out my camera and attempt some other similarly creative photos off I went in search of a suitably photo worthy object.

I am lucky enough to have recently been lent a sewing machine. It is very old, very vintage and I am very in love with it.

No longer do I crave an all singing, all dancing new machine with fancy stitch patterns. Instead I now crave a long serving, well loved machine, scared with the markings of its creations.

How could I not want to own something as beautiful as this?

 

16 comments:

  1. Oh wow! My mum was a seamstress with a Singer machine when I was a little girl; I loved the shapes and curves of the machines she used and this brought back some memories!

    Fantastic photos and what a gorgeous machine! I'm so pleased to have been able to inspire you, and thank you so much for the mention :D
    xxxx

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  2. My 1st sewing machine was a green singer exact same style that my nan gave me, I loved it I used to make my dolls clothes, thanks for the nostalgia kick xxx

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  3. looks just like mine!! You will totally love it!

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  4. What a beautiful machine, my mum had one very similar. Love the images too

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  5. I love those machines! So much more beautiful than the functional white plastc I have. Why doesn't function meet form like this any more?

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  6. This takes me back to my school days!Really unusual idea!

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  7. My parents have one of these that I think belonged to my grandmother, they really are not just functional, but objects of beauty too. So much nicer than a modern machine.

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  8. what a beautiful machine. great photos :)

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  9. Great photos and lovely machine, I love the old ones x

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  10. Such a beautiful sewing machine. My mother in law has one and I stroke it gently when I'm at their house! Fabulous pictures.

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  11. I LOVE sewing machines..I have an all singing all dancing one, but I also own a very old one, non-working, which has loads of enamel flowers and engraving on. I keep it cos its soo pretty! Lovely pictures.

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  12. Lovely photies, absolutely beautiful machine too. Very jealous!

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  13. Its beautiful and I love it (we had those at school, its what I learnt to sew on)

    p.s. tagged you over at mine (http://www.muddlingalongmummy.com/2010/06/my-biggest-fear-meme.html)

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  14. Fantastic. I just adore vintage sewing machines like this one.

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  15. I have machine envy, that is gorgeous! fantastic photos!

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