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Friday, 14 January 2011

A find of the best kind.

Ok so I was looking for size 9 girls wellies in the charity shop while waiting for a dentist appointment,
when I spotted a red box with 50p on it.
Ha..haaa ... a typewriter.


I had been looking for a typewrite for the kids. I remembered playing on my mums when I was small.
I was right. The kids love it

The 10 year old sat down and filled a page with the ramblings of a 10 year old mind. Scary
The trouble is that just next to the typewriter was a small sewing machine. In its own box.
A working miniature sewing machine.
I tried to resist, I really did.
I do not need a miniature sewing machine.
I do not collect miniature sewing machines.
 I do not have room for another sewing machine but it was no good.
It sat there like a lost puppy and I gave up.
I have justified it by saying the kids can learn on it but ha... who am I kidding, I love it!
It is a chain stitch machine and I am still working out how to thread it properly. I am hoping the good 'ole Internet will help me with that.

I know you are dying to know...

I didnt find wellies.

oh you dont mean that!

as it's just you and me

It cost £15

I know.


Gina said...

I love that little sewing machine - a bargain!

Carrie said...

I would definitely have left the shop with both of them too, especially the sewing machine.

Anonymous said...

Wow what a fabulous little sewing machine, a real find!

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

WoW! Lucky you, If I see a typwriter I cannot resist doing mad, erratic typing to 'sound like a secretary' - same as when I was a kid! I clearly have maturity issues! lol!! That sewing machine is really cute too! What a good day you had!

crafts@home said...

It's just gorgeous...... lucky you :)

Yew Tree Avenue said...

The sewing machine is adorable and I think it's well worth the £15! :)

karen said...

such good finds, the sewing machine is fantastic. I kind of collect old sewing machines, I have 3, not a big collection but they are all from charity shops and I only have a small house. i love them really i do. The typewriter is great too, makes the kids see that you don't have to word process everything.

red2white said...

:--)))! Haven't we been there? My girls love the typewriting machine too, better find than wellies, and the miniature sewing machine - priceless! :)

Chrissie said...

So the family go barefoot, so what, you got a bargain dinky sewing machine - you've got your priorities right!

ginny said...

love the typewriter ... your kids will have so much fun with that. are you going to let them use the wee machine too?

Wishing you a Bright and Happy 2011 too xx

fiona d said...

what wonderful finds - both, but especially the little sewing machine, definitely irresistible!

Supercutetilly said...

I love that dinky sewing machine, I really am not surprised that you couldn't resist lol :-)

Conny's Cottage said...

very lovly.

I like it.


UK lass in US said...

What a bargain!