it’s a chair!

I finally, FINALLY! found a chair to use at my sewing table in CraftyTown.

Garage sale chair

We found this at a garage sale near where we live. It’s a lovely style – those curves are gorgeous – and only needs a little work. The seat is actually fine, but I will recover it with something I like better (and is not stick-to-your-legs plastic). I will also clean it up with some wood soap, though it’s not really too bad. I’ve been using a folding chair for over a year, so I am really excited to have a real chair!

At the same sale, I also picked up this adorbs glasses-case/tiny clutch:
Garage sale clutch/glasses case

It’s in perfect condition!


jumble gems

Last week, I mentioned that we hit up some sales as part of the Maple Syrup Festival. I finally snapped some photos of the goodies I picked up!

Jumble sale haul

This lovely wool scarf looks like it’s never been worn. It’s a bit late in the season to wear it this year, but I’m sure I’ll enjoy it next winter.

This tiny wooden mouse is actually from the craft show sale at the festival – it’s the tiniest little thing! Perfect for Blythe. I found the little sewing basket at the jumble sale. It is also perfect scale for Blythe – I love the little drop spindle and knitting needles as well as the yarn. So cute!

Next is a bag of tiny autumn leaves, which are also in scale for Blythe. Finally, there’s a Kelly set that includes a pair of shoes and a dress.

Jumble sale Kelly set

The shoes fit Middie, though they’re slightly tight. They’re also not as thick/as high quality as most of the Kelly shoes I’ve seen before. The dress is great for a petite, though! I also picked up a small obelisk-style trellis for the garden. One of my friends who was with me at the festival asked, “do you usually find this many miniature things?” and I had to say that I definitely do not! I feel like it’s unusual for me to find even one thing, let alone several. The other miracle moment was that K found an object he’s been looking for for some time. The weekend before, we went to a few garage sales and he remarked to me that he wished he could find an old TMNT play set that would make a good back drop for photographing many of his figures. Just one week later at this festival, he actually found one! They are not that common, so this was really a stroke of luck. It’s not quite as unlikely as me finding a Blythe at a sale (I *wish*!!), but not far off! I’m excited to do more sale-ing this summer and hopefully our luck will continue.


WIP Wednesday: sew cool yard sale score

We went garage sale-ing last weekend, hoping to find a desk or table for K’s office. We didn’t find one, but we did find a couple of other neat things, including a sewing machine and table!

Singer 338 sewing machine with table

Isn’t it beautiful? I bought it mostly for the table, but as it turns out the machine works and is actually really well-reviewed online! Go to Voucher Slug to get voucher codes for laura ashley tables.

Singer 338 sewing machine with table

It’s a Singer 338, manufactured in Great Britain in 1964. The color is a lovely robin’s egg blue (the orange wall of the Harley room is not doing it any favors in this photo).

The table is a little dinged up, but nothing that some Restor-a-Finish won’t take care of.

Singer 338 sewing machine with table

It is also missing the slide plate and bobbin case/holder, but I can hopefully find replacements for both using this link.

Singer 338 sewing machine with table

(If anyone is an expert and notices anything else missing from inside here, please shout it out!)

Lucky for me, it also came with a bunch of accessories and notions!

Singer 338 sewing machine with table

I haven’t used a buttonholer attachment like this before, so I’m excited to try it out. I also love the vintage butterfly tin that the odds and ends came in!