This week's flea market find did not come courtesy of the local St. Vinnies or from a trawl around a Sunday market...this treasure was unearthed in my Mum and Dad's garage! Bijou has taken a very keen interest in all things sewing of late (inner squeal and jumps for joy!!!) and somewhere in the back of my mind I recalled a wee little Holly Hobbie sewing machine I had as a child.
After pulling down box after broccoli box (my Mum's storage solution du jour) from the "pairs" garage I finally rubbed the right lamp. There staring up at me were childhood relics long forgotten from memory but immediately recognisable by the heart. Baa Baa, the green woolen sheep doll with a plastic face that helped soothe many a woe, Lucy the cabbage patch doll(not an original with the tattoo on her bot bot but a pretty darn good copy from the chemist shop ...she cost far less but was loved to the moon and back!). Peaches and Cream Barbie...ahhh!
And this perfect little sewing machine. It has a few rusty patches now and the needles are long gone. But with a foot peddle and spindle for the cotton just like Mumma Bear's, mon petit poppet is in sewing heaven! Now if I need to do a quick little job while she's awake, I set her up next to me and we sew along together....I get my job done, she's happy....and my heart sings!!
I wonder what goodies all the lovelies playing along with Sophie this week have unearthed. Let's go have a peak.