Sunday, February 6, 2011

Etsy : New Brooches & Industrial Sewing Machine




This week I made more pieces in my "double buttoned embroidered" jewelry line. But this time I used the small branches, so I made a type of toggle buttons. Embroidered them again with silk floss and a lovely button. I so like making these girly woodland pieces !

Most of the new creations are now in my Etsy shop: P8 Button Art, but there is more to come !

And I played the whole week with my industrial sewing machine, hubby bought it for me from an old man in Kiel who buys and repairs those monsters as his hobby. I had to get used to the speed of the machine and how to get it even, and learned a lot about threads, tension, and spooling. There's no tutorial handbook, so I had to find it out for myself. And I am still very careful for my fingers because it is a real monster, it goes easily through 2cm (almost 1") thick leather like butter....
Here some pics of my new playmate:



11 comments:

Annemiek - TwoTreesBelgium said...

Your new woodland creations are very nice and your new monster too, wish you lots of fun with it!

ira said...

She look awesome P8! have fun with her and the buttons look pretty too:)

fleurfatale said...

ooh gosh, what a machine! I wish you lots of fun with it!

and i love the new brooches!!!! brillant!

X by Leina Neima said...

Awesome machine - I wish you wild creative moments with this "monster pet"!

Lucie said...

Wow! What a great playmate you've received! I like her looks and she must be really efficient! Have fun and take care of your fingers :)

Anne-Miek said...

Wat een geweldige machine, heerlijk "speelgoed", lekker dat ie door dik spul gaat, leer, rubber, karton, en inderdaad dus ook zo door je vingers, héél lang geleden werkte ik op een atelier waar de meisjes stukloon kregen, daar ging regelmatig een naald door een vinger, de meisjes hielden er niks aan over, maar ik raad het toch niet aan.

Heerlijke machine om schrift-achtige boeken mee te maken, en dozen van lagen papier, jammer dat je zo ver weg woont, ik ben gek op dit soort speeltjes!

dióhéj said...

oh, this is a very cool machine!

Star of the East said...

Fabulous new creations and such a fun new 'toy'!

www.buttoncandy.co.za said...

Oh my goodness - you are so lucky! wow what a pretty machine.

Gunnels blog said...

Oh,I want to play with your new sewingmachine, it´s wonderful! And I like your new brooches!

FireHorse3 said...

That looks like a substantial sewing machine. I recently bought an ancient Singer dating back to late 1800s, found all the spare parts and a manual on Ebay - and it works perfectly! Incredible workmanship in those days.