Friday, January 13, 2012

New year Pips and miniature sewing!

Hello peeps, and Happy new Year!  How’s it going? 

I’ve been popping in and out of blog land when I can but for the most part I’ve been spending time off the computer and with my family.  The kids are off school for another three weeks and so far we’ve had a few days out, a couple of sleepovers and playdates, and Mr SUDs and I have either been full-on with household maintenance OR… just chillin’!!  Smile  It’s been a wonderful mix of busy and relaxing.

Although I’ve not spent much time in the sewing room, I have managed to finish one cute project!

Ballerina kitty 1

Isn’t this Kitty Ballerina the sweetest?!  I made her from a pattern by Kerryanne English of the shabby Art Boutique.   My little Rosie wanted her version of Kitty to be ‘exactly’ the same as Kerryanne’s, but we left off the whiskers at Rosie’s request.

Ballerina kitty 2

This Kitty doll is my first PIP of the year!  Are you wondering what a PIP is??

Loft Creations pips

The lovely Stephanie over at Loft Creations is getting us all motivated to finish our Projects In Progress!  I’ve got a few in the drawer so it’s good to know I’m not alone and there are lots of other ladies working towards the same goal!  It keeps you going!  Or it does me, anyway!  Just click on the above button to take you over to Stephanie’s site.

Did you guys have a nice Christmas?  We had a very quiet Christmas at home, Mr SUDs parents came to stay for the day and I enjoyed cooking a full Roast dinner with all the trimmings.  The weather in Melbourne was really strange – very hot and sticky – but overcast and stormy.  I can’t remember a time before when I’ve seen lightning storms on Christmas day, but it all added to the charm.

Mr SUDs and I chose our own gifts this year, and mine was this stunning vintage toy sewing machine – the ‘Sew Master’ by Kay-EE…

New toy machine 2

Isn’t it adorable?  I also picked up this little stunner on eBay…

Toy machine 3

This machine is a Casige, manufactured in Germany during the 1920’s.  It has a glorious  art nouveau design painted over it.  Here’s a group shot of my small collection:

Toy machine collection

I had a little giggle to myself… remembering the times when I used to get excited over a night out dancing or the latest new album by my favourite artist… but in this time of my life I get excited about little vintage toy sewing machines!!

Well, I’m off out again now… the family and I are going out to watch our fave football (soccer) team – Melbourne Victory – vs Adelaide - in the City.  Can’t wait!  Whatever you are up to – I hope you’re having a wonderful time!

Hugs! Vikki xo


Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Happy New Year Vikki.

I hope Miss Rosie is thrilled with her Kitty Kat... you did a lovely job and no whiskers is probably a safer option for little people too.

I wish you many creative hours in 2012.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Joy said...

Oh Vikki, Rosie's Miss Kitty is simple adorable, what a clever thing you are!!!! Just love your toy sewing machine collection, and they're all so different too. So cute :o).
Happy 2012 to you too dear one, hope it brings you everything you could wish for :o).
Love n hugs,
Joy :o)

Jo in TAS said...

Love Kitty Kat, shes' puuurrrfect!
Sewing machines are cute too, you made me giggle thinkng about what excites me now, a piece of fabric, a pretty pattern, it's a world away from those nightclubbing days!

Abby and Stephanie said...

Oh goodness Kitty Ballerina is so sweet. Just love her delicate pink polka dot ears. What a wonderful PiP :o) Darling little sewing machines.

PDTE said...

Oh Vikki,

You are going to become a miniature sewing machine addict like me. Watch out. You new pink machine is adorable.

Diane H said...

Wow and Wow!!! Your kitty is adorable and your sewing machines!
I would be dancing too, Vikki.

Simone de Klerk said...

Lovely post, Vikki! When I was reading what lovely little sewing machine you got yourself for Christmas, I had to laugh, imagining my DH reading it and wondering how that could actually make someone happy.
Your ballerina is so very pretty and sweet. Those eyes are amazing.
Happy weekend!

Linda said...

The little kitty is wonderful! How sweet!
Your post reminds me that my son has a toy sewing machine for me that he hasn't sent yet! :( He found it in his attic. I'll have to get onto him about that!!

Sue Niven said...

Love your post Vikki, The kitty is so very sweet, and so is your machine collection. I had a lovely Christmas too!

Chris H said...

The toy is ADORABLE... and so are your cute sewing machines.
Off now to see if I can find any on our online auction site!

Allie said...

What a DARLING kitty ballerina!! So sweet, Vikki, I'm sure Rosie just loves her. And I love your new toys, wow, not sure which I love best - you have a very sweet collection!


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