But I am learning to be stronger and now I know my market a lot more, I hopefully know what are the right and wrong things to invest in. When this 50's lemonade set was offered to me, I must admit that it was border-line. The colour is cheerful, and the set is in very good condition, so hopefully it will turn out to be a wise-buy.
Something that I was very pleased to buy though, was a box of mixed vintage sewing items. Included in the mixture was this little booklet, probably dating from around the 30's.
Every woman that could afford to have a one, would have wanted to invest in a sewing machine of their own. Making clothes and items for the home was vital, as far less was available to buy in the shops, compared to today.
I love this image at the back of the book showing the factory and all its workers leaving after a days work - Just goes to show how many people 'Singer' used to employ! WOW! There can't be any companies that have staff numbers at this level these days.
The other illustrations are just as interesting and show the various models available in the range.
I love how the more industrial models are shown being operated by men! ;-))
I've been busy with my sewing machine this week. Yesterday I made a collection of four brooch pillows with Mothering Sunday in mind.
Two of them have 'mother' costume brooches attached. (I love it when I find these, as they add just the right note to some of my pieces.)
I also made some more greetings cards. The other items that I made this week will be put aside for the Dairy House Fair, which is coming up next month - Dolls, bags and lavender sachets so far...with more items in the pipeline...