Cleaning my Singer Sewing Machine

Due to the huge response I’ve had towards my Vintage Singer Sewing Machine (now named Little Miss Susie Soul Singer due to your fab suggestions), I’m writing a post on how I cleaned her.

Little Miss Susie Soul Singer

Little Miss Susie Soul Singer

Before I start, I need to say I’m not an expert at cleaning sewing machines, I just wanted her to look her best so I trawled the web to see what info I could find to guide me. If you want to clean or restore a sewing machine yourself, please seek the advice of a professional and not follow my lead! This post is a record of my experience rather than a ‘how to guide’.

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Vintage Treasures

I’m a bit of a thrifty stitcher at heart and take great delight in finding lost treasures at car boot sales and charity shops to bring home and love. Here are some of my recent finds.

A fabulous oil painting and frame – can’t believe this was only £1, the colours are so stunning and it hangs in pride of place above my bed.
Rescuing Art

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Corset Making Adventures

The Party Dress BookInspired by The Great British Sewing Bee, and with Simon Henry’s “Party Dress Book” as my guide I have created my first corset / basque.

In true upcycling manner, it was made from an old bridesmaid dress and with the addition of a cute cotton lining it’s totally reversible –  turning it inside out  gives a completely different look. Continue reading

Awards, Awards, Awards!

Over the last few months I have been nominated by some very talented bloggers for some lovely blogging awards, for which I am truly grateful.

The fabulous nominations are from Crafty Suburb Momma , The Whole Knit and Caboodle, Jenna at and Rose at for the Versatile Blogger Award Continue reading

Bows for Adoption – House of PinHerio International Craft Swap

A few months ago I ‘signed up’ for a craft swap organised by House of Pinheiro (have you seen Rachel’s amazing sewing creations yet?) and was lucky enough to be paired with Sarah Clevenger from USA. Continue reading