Last week I decided to stop by the Salvation Army on the way home from work. I try not to expect or hope to find anything in particular because a lot of the time I come home with nothing, but it's the thrill of the hunt that makes it fun! Anyway, after a particularly difficult time trying to find a parking space in the 400 square foot parking lot and encouragement from one of the donation collectors to squeeze my mini into a rather unorthodox spot, I walked in thinking I'd BETTER find something good. Well, sure enough, the first thing I laid my eyes on was this little beauty:
Well, it didn't exactly look like this. It had a bit of 20 year old masking tape on it and had a good layer of dust, but as soon as I saw it I recognized it as the almost exact replica of my mom's machine - the one I learned how to sew on. There were a couple of recent scuffs in the paint, but other than that, seems practically brand new. It works great, just needed some oil and a good cleaning. I recently started making these little bags with my own screen-printed fabric.
I've been using my mom's machine for all of my sewing so it's going to be really nice to have one of my own, and I already know exactly how it works! Here are a couple more shots of my workspace in the kitchen.
Here's my little set-up, or, as they say on Cribs, "this is where the magic happens!" I do all of my screen-printing on the the buffet table. All of my inks, supplies, and papers are stored below and I do my layout work on the table. See that big blank wall? Stay tuned, that will be my next project post! I'll be hanging up my little plate collection.