That kind of sums up what we do, I think. All this vintage stuff, it’s old, but it’s new to us. To those who haven’t seen it the first time, it’s exciting and intriguing and interesting – sometimes more so than stuff which is actually new. But the idea of breathing new life into old items extends beyond our furniture – now we’re using that ethos to make our products, too!
This is my new (old) sewing machine. She is, in my humble opinion, a beauty. A vintage Singer 195k5, found on Ebay, when I realised that the frightening guinea pig sounds coming from my Brother machine meant that something a little more industrial was in order.
Thanks to the wonderful Mark of Cathedral Sewing Machines, my Singer is now fully functional – I seriously cannot praise Mark enough- not only does he come to your house to fix your machine, he also answers unending questions from small children while he works. I can’t do that. He’s a marvel.
I’ve got two sets of cushions waiting to be made up on my new machine, and I’m really looking forward to getting cracking – right now it’s commission crazy at Happy HQ, which is a wonderful thing, and means Bobby Singer and I will be busy for a while…
That’s right. I’ve named my machine Bobby. After this Bobby Singer:
If this is not a familiar face to you, Google ‘Supernatural’ immediately. Start at Season 1, and never look back.
And phew, I made it back on to a Monday (just)…