Monday, 21 August 2017

Machine Head - Meet The Family




Minimalist types, look away now. Serendipity*, the 1970s Jones machine we found dumped in a hedge last week isn't our only sewing machine, in fact we've got a whole family of them!

*Thanks, Beth!


Is it just me or does it seem like half the world is gripped by some sort of mania? The constant need to edit, declutter and simplify. Sod that. I don't need to give all my possessions away in order to think straight. My mind works perfectly well despite having two wardrobes crammed with vintage dresses, numerous overflowing bookshelves, a shed full of vinyl and more jewellery than a jewellery shop, ta very much.



I'm maximalist and proud. Viva variety, that's what I say. Hence owning five vintage sewing machines, obviously!

I'm not alone in my love of vintage machines, am I? I've loved hearing about your machines in the comments and over on Facebook


Here's my 1970s New Home, bought from a jumble sale for a fiver. Before the arrival of this machine I used a modern Toyota which got donated to the charity shop once I'd mastered this one (bizarrely the shop priced it at more than I'd originally paid for it). Lately the thread keeps snapping and having eliminated all other options I've come to the conclusion that the tension spring needs replacing which I'll search eBay for once the festival season is over, there's no way I'm dumping this baby in a bush! 


This dinky number came from a car boot sale at the tail end of last Summer. The pork scratching man abandoned his stall to ask if it was a Frister Rossmann (it is) and asked how much it cost. He thought £10 was a good deal - I agree. We'd owned it for months before we used it as neither of us could figure out how to thread it - now Liz has given us a lesson Jon's claimed it. Long time readers may remember his previous sewing machine (HERE) which he had to abandon after it went up in smoke.


When I first started blogging I was amazed by how many bloggers got excited over buying manual Singer machines at vintage fairs. With over 36,000,000 produced by the Singer factory in Scotland between 1884 until 1943 I assumed that every home in the UK had one, at least everyone I know did (unless that says more about the kind of people I hung around with). The model above was the one Jon grew up with. It skinnied up many a pair of jeans back in his punk youth.


This is the machine I remember from my childhood and an older model than the previous one. When I was a teenager I'd transform many a jumble sale find into something far more me (ie., a bit weird) to wear to the school disco.


The new-to-me Jones did me proud this weekend. Not only did I get my 50 vintage fabric wired headbands made but I whipped up some sumptuous red drapes from a huge bolt of fabric we found going for a song in a chazza recently to add a bit of drama to the Kinky Melon stall.

There you go, Bonnie!

Sewing goddess Sue asked if I'd used a pattern or drafted something from a ready made one to make my headbands. Neither. The ones I'd seen in shops were a bit small and feeble looking, I wanted something with shaped ends - as opposed to blunt ones - and large enough to twist around a few times so it could be worn with the ends sticking up (like a head scarf) or tucked in (how I wear mine, turban style). Using a 1970s dressmaking pattern for a tie-back halterneck dress for inspiration, I sketched out something similar on draft paper, adapted to fit all head sizes (including my mahoosive one).

WEARING: Vintage 1970s Dove Clothing Company cotton maxi dress (99p, Sue Ryder Clearance Shop), 1960s lace-up suede waistcoat (Birthday present from Liz), 19th Century Indian tribal neck piece (last seen HERE)

We're off to Towersey Festival on Wednesday. Despite it going for a whopping 53 years we never been but I've heard good things. You never know, maybe the lovely Newton Faulkner will pay us a visit... stranger things have happened!



Linking to Patti & the gang for Visible Monday.

See you soon!

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  1. Oh those headbands are really fabulous, Vix. So is your marvelous collection of sewing machines. Some people like to have a lot, some like to have a little, it's all good. Thanks for linking up, XO

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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  2. I love a woman as obsessed with excesses of everything as me. Books is my thing at the moment as I'm off buying clothes unless I see something really different.
    That video thingymebob was clever missus. Philip brought me a New Home machine home once that he found in a cellar. Mum has it now. I've still got a singer treadle and I use a fancy brother one that I got in a sale.
    Hope you have a super duper time at the festival. Fingers crossed for good weather xxx

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    1. Books are a lot easier to store!
      I do love my collections and as long as I've got room to keep them tidily and they're cheap (or free) I can't see the problem in owning stuff! xxx

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  3. Nothing wrong with a collection of vintage sewing machines, love - they're fabulous! And so are you, loving the beautiful frock and the headband, of course.
    I find sewing machines a very personal thing. I had a Brother which I just couldn't get on with, no idea why, it just didn't feel right, so I part-exchanged it for my Elna and I am much happier.
    I can't do the minimalist thing either...I keep trying to cut down on the frockage to make some room, but then I fill the gaps with something else. Still, there are worse sins in the world than overflowing wardrobes and bookshelves, right?
    Enjoy the festival, love you! xxx

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    1. Mum and Dad bought me a Brother when I started to show an interest in sewing as a teenager, it was far too complicated and it put me off sewing for years.
      Choice is good - I'm disciplined with my wardrobe but not so much with sewing stuff, poodles, pictures of miserable children, books and general tat!
      Love you! xxx

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  4. We have a new to us Singer. It belong to my sister, but ended up at our house because she had moved to Seattle, WA. Mom has about three bookshelves loaded with books that she swears that she needs to get rid of.
    Have fun at the festival!

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    1. There's around 300 books at my parents I still need to sort out! I've finally found a charity happy to take them away. xxx

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  5. cool collection of sewing babies :-)
    i had 4, but donated one to some friends who started sewing lately. now i own a vintage industrial model, a vintage household babe and a modern serger from switzerland. my granny owned such a black and gold singer - but mounted in a cabinet and with foot pedal. no clue where its gone....
    this headbands are genius - much better then the ones in the shops!! love that rosewood colored dress combined with the bright red waistcoat <3
    happy towersey fest!! xxxxx

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    1. I'm always happy to donate to someone in need, good karma!
      I wonder where your granny's machine went? It's trendy here to get rid of the sewing machine and use the table - such a shame! xxx

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  6. A herd of them...watch out. I've heard they reproduce if left unattended for the weekend :)

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  7. I love the way you are dressed today,it just makes me feel peaceful looking at you. ( Sorry if that sounds weird, but I know you will understand) Must be the color combo. Enjoy your festival. Headbands are great idea.

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    1. Thanks, Lynn! I do know what you mean, I find those shades of brown and orange very calming and restful, probably why I've been wearing them for the last few days, to mentally prepare myself for the festival madness! xxx

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  8. I love the way you are dressed today,it just makes me feel peaceful looking at you. ( Sorry if that sounds weird, but I know you will understand) Must be the color combo. Enjoy your festival. Headbands are great idea.

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  9. I'm not a wanna be minimalist for the sake of having less stuff, I just want to truly love the stuff I do have. Most of my clutter is just that, but for things I truly love (my china tea cups and saucers) I am all for multiples upon multiples. I think I still have a few wire head bands hiding away in a drawer-no uncluttered. I might try giving them a whirl again.

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    1. Truly loving the stuff you have is the way I manage my wardrobe, anything that doesn't make me feel fabulous has to go and things always have to go into the stockroom to make room for new additions! As long as I've got room to keep my stuff I'm happy to hold on to it. xxx

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  10. I like what you did there...(Machine Head) Some people don't have the space to be a maximalist, me included, but there's no way I could ever be a minimalist.
    Love your clutch of sewing machines (wonder what a collective noun of sewing machines would be?)and like you I thought every household had an old Singer, ours certainly did. I've now got a vintage F&R, which weighs a bloody ton!
    Hope the festy is a good 'un. xx

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    1. I think we're like koi carp, the more space we have the more stuff we cram in!
      I hate seeing those minimal houses on the TV, so bland and uninviting. Stuff rocks!
      Those old sewing machines are so hefty, with the exception of the F&R I'm holding, no wonder Jon's nicked it! xxx

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  11. Minimalist? Don't make me laugh. The only thing that I would declutter is that bloody Maria Kondo book (if I had ever bought it which I won't do on principle). I love my "life-changing magic of" clutter and stuff and heartily applaud your gorgeous sewing machine collection. You have some lovely ones. Is that F&R machine a Cub? I was given one of those. Think that it is still in the garage in Glasgow. Oh dear. I love that you have ones with a bit of family history for you and Jon. I used to have my granny's treadle and made many a patchwork quilt and punk refashion on it. I miss that machine. It had such a beautiful stitch quality. The old ones are the best. You are looking gorgeous in your maxi and headband. I love all the fabrics, especially the one that you are wearing. It is quite "Stella Jean". Never mind, if more people declutter then there is more stuff in the charity shops for us. :) Xx

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    1. That Maria Conde is like the bloggers equivalent of those Facebook friends who start selling aloe vera/juicing stuff - they're bloody obsessed.
      That F&R is a Cub! I love winding bobbins on it, there's a little catch that clicks back when the spool is full unlike the New Home which chucks the cotton reel half way across the room leaving yards of thread it it's wake!! xxx

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  12. omg, look at all the sewing machines!!! I have only 2 by comparison. My mom's first sewing machine, an old portable singer from the 50s and my new-ish Viking. I see they're all out getting an airing in the garden. Mine just sit there, never leaving the house. I guess they take after their owners...

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    1. Only two? I thought you've have more, the amount of sewing you do, Pao!!
      I think you need to give yours a trip out (and accompany them!) xxx

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  13. I only have one sewing machine. A Bernina that's over 20 years old, when I bought it cost a freaking fortune. It runs as good as new. At work it's another story: think we have 14, all different ages. A lot bought on Ebay for cheap.

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    1. That Bernina must have paid for itself after all these years.
      You're safe just having the one - you can always use the ones at work, I suppose! xxx

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  14. Now that's a FINE collection of sewing machines. They are FANTASTIC. I admit...I'm always culling things. I did, however, keep my old serger after I bought a new to me one on Craigs List. I just can't seem to let it go.

    Okay...not surprised you drafted your own headband pattern based on your needs...and your head size. You're clever like that! And thank you so much for the mention! xo

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    1. It's good to have a back-up machine, it would be awful to have to urge to sew and your only machine decided to break and leave you frustrated!
      I take a bag of stuff to the charity shop every week - and invariably come back with another one to replace it! xxxx

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  15. My mum has a beautiful Frister Rossmann machine, it's mustard with brown bits! I really want it! I have a modern brother machine that I don't like, a yellow machine I bought off a colleague that I haven't tried out yet, and a lovely old singer I learned to sew dolls clothes on as a child. You can never have too many sewing machines! Yours are lovely! xx

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    1. I'm liking the sound of your Mum's machine. I wonder why modern ones aren't available in funky colours. This craze for neutrals is as tiresome as minimalism!
      How funny I never got on with my Brother machine and neither did my mate Curtise. Far better to get rid and invest in something different. xxx

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  16. I live your attitude. Minimalism is just so cold, I like houses that look lived in and bookshelves full of books are wonderful. I love perusing other people's shelves.
    You have some great machines and the headbands are inspirational, what a great idea for a festival, no worries about bad hair days :)
    Your outfit is beautiful, lovely colours, you look fab. xxx

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    1. Hello Sally! Minimalism is cold, you're right. I love visiting people's houses and learning about them from their collections and their bookshelves. Who wants to live in an impersonal white box? Not me! xxx

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  17. I LOVE the headbands - clever you! I hate minimalism too - I love all my stuff. I love my books, my pictures, my throws, my junk. I am on a campaign to bring back the dining room too - ooh, that lovely space, waiting to be filled with good furniture, paintings, porcelain etc etc...but then I've never liked the plain and simple.

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    1. Now that's the sign of a truly happy person, being surrounded by things they've acquired with love and truly treasure.
      You've got me excited about your dining room, I can picture it already! xxx

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  18. I do a purge now and then, but I will probably never become a minimalist! I love your collection of sewing machines! :)

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    1. I don't mind a good purge. I found some groovy vintage tea towels in a charity shop last week so cleared out my tatty tea towels to make room (now they're dusters!) xxx

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  19. If there's more than 3 it's a collection!
    I remember those wired headbands being popular in the 80's. They're so easy to style & great for those of us less blessed with hair ;)
    xox

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    1. Hell, yes! That would be a great slogan on a tee shirt!
      I loved my wired headbands in the 1980s, I had a black crushed velvet one and used to tie it in a big exaggerated knot when I had a massive blonde spiral permed mop of hair! xxx

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  20. What a lovely collection of sewing machines! I've just got a modern Janome. No room for collecting sewing machines here, amongst all the shoes and coats! Maximalism all the way. Love your outfit xx

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    1. Thank you! Your Janome will last you for years, hopefully you won't need a few vintage machines as back-up! xxx

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  21. Thank you! I fear I am easily influenced and was worrying about having 'too much stuff' - including 3 sewing machines! Now I can relax, Vintage Vixen seal of approval!

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    1. Welcome to the club! As long as you have space then what's the harm? Can you imagine the panic if you only owned one machine and it broke? xxx

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  22. Hurray for maximalism! I love your collection of sewing machines, and will show your post to Jos's daughter, who is a collector of vintage sewing machines herself. I have my Mum's machine, which dates from the early 60s, and I should do something about learning to use it. You're looking fab in your maxi and waistcoat outfit. Have a great festival! xxx

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    1. The more I hear about Jos's daughter the more I like her - a girl after my own heart!
      I know you keep all your collections neatly and appreciate all that you own. There's a distinct difference between hoarding and collecting, isn't there? xxx

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  23. Hi Vix, only the other day I was explaining to a friend your one (dress or other piece of clothing) in and one out rule! Haha! There's nothing wrong with a collection of clothes, books, records or sewing machines for that matter. There's nothing wrong with loving the things you have. Xxx

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    1. I'm really good with my wardrobe! Its filled with stuff I love so I don't add to it all that often and yes, always one in at least two out (I can always borrow it off the rails until I sell it!! xxx

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  24. I'm definitely a maximilist too - Upon first reading this I was thinking that sewing machines weren't something I'd accumulated but then realised that I am the owner of 4!

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    1. Welcome to the club! Lovely to hear from you. xxx

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  25. Love, love your attitude to life - and your amazing outfits and lovely house. Just wish I had had your sense when I was your age!

    However, can I give the 'de-clutterers' amongst us some support? I was a magpie all my life, but a new life abroad living in a tiny rented house meant that things had to go. Also I have no children or nieces or nephews, so the older I get the more I think "what is going to happen to my stuff"? I think it is better for me to get rid of as much as possible now rather than someone to have to come along and bin everything.

    I am slowly but surely whittling stuff down and keeping only the most precious stuff. Hundreds of fiction books gone (and two dozen cookery books that I used as bedtime reading but never actually cooked anything!) as I am now thoroughly converted to Kindle

    The craft area is undoubtedly the hardest to tackle and I still have a rake of patterns, books, and stashes of fabric and yarn, etc. However, I am lucky to have found lots of 'crafty' ladies and clubs where I live so I have been ruthless and passed stuff on to them - and in the process raised some money for charity.

    I realised that because I had so much stuff and very little space, I had spent so much time organising it that I hardly did any actual sewing or knitting, much like the cookery books!

    From what I have read of her, I believe poor Marie Kondo must have some mental health issues (I am truly not being sarcastic) but I can certainly confirm that 'decluttering' is definitely helping me.

    However, I do still have two sewing machines!

    Best wishes.


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    1. Hello Julia! I will happily offer you my full support in your decluttering quest. Starting a new life in a different country is the perfect reason to scale down and make a fresh start and you're not doing it just because it's fashionable. If I were ever lucky enough to be in the same position as you I hope I'd be able to do the same.

      My Mum and Grandma were terrible hoarders and I can't remember a time when they didn't stress about dying and leaving me to sort out all their stuff. When they died I found the sorting out quite therapeutic and a much needed distraction awaiting their funerals.

      I bet your crafty friends really appreciated your kind donation but, yes, do keep both those machines. You never know when one will let you down.
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  26. I grew up in a home where clutter wasn't permitted and as a result would often arrive home from school to see all my belongings cleared out. Obviously, in my own home I don't do that. I do move things along when I no longer need or want them, but unless I'm moving house I rarely go through and start chucking things out. My mum would have had constant panic attacks in a home like mine!

    I don't think four machines are unreasonable either-no one machine can handle everything. Love the headbands.

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    1. That must have been a tough house to live in. Mine was the reverse, my Mum (and her mum, my Grandma) were chronic hoarders, every surface with littered with stuff. i don't think Mum saw her bedroom carpet in years. As a consequence I'm a serial tidy-upper, I can't go to bed unless everything is put away nicely! xxx

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  27. I have a vintage Elna machine, the pastel mint green is DIVINE. But she smokes, which is bad for both of us. She needs attention. Vintage are the best, made of real genuine metal! Your headbands will sell out, yes. That's a good thing. Hope you have a fantastic time at the festival with biz and friends.

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    1. Oh dear, a smoking machine isn't good. t I think she needs a trip to the therapist or some hypnosis! Can't beat some vintage engineering. I think sewing machines are the girlie equivalent of chainsaws, we get so excited by them. xxx

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    2. Your Elna needs oil and lubricant - that is why it is smoking (hot). Any sewing machine/vacuum shop will have both. You should be able to locate a chart online re oiling points.

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  28. Oh those headbands are fab! I'll have to buy one off you next time I see you guys.

    I've got two sewing machines, a modern Janome one and a 1970s Singer 353. I've been meaning to get the Singer serviced and repaired for ages but keep forgetting to pop to the shop. I do have an overlocker as well that was given to me but I can't thread the damn thing properly so I'm always threatening to donate it!

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    1. I'm terrified of overlockers! It takes me an age to thread the needle of my sewing machine let alone one of those things! xxx

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  29. I thought I'd check in on how things were going in Vix's world and it's so reassuring to know that it's business as usual. I would love to have the space to hoard more vintage collections but alas what little space I do have is taken up with toys.

    You're so right about shop bought wire headbands, they are so puny (I too have a massive head). Those headbands look just the ticket. Will you be selling them online?

    Hope you and Jon are both ok xxx

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    1. Sarah Jane!! So lovely to hear from you. Hope all's well in your world. I've missed you.
      I'm clean out of headbands but I'm planning to knock up a batch after the Classic Car Boot. xxx

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  30. I think you wrote this post just for me and my newfound interest in vintage sewing machines. Is it bad that I have 3? *grins* 2 are pre-1970 and one is brand new. None of them work right now. I think I am hard on machinery.
    A Singer featherweight is on my wish list right now ~

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    1. Three? No shame in that! That Singer will be yours one day! xxx

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  31. I have eleven machines. I am able to tuck them around the house so it doesn't look like that many. I don't have vintage machines, just working machines I have found for good prices. My 21 year old Bernina is my workhorse and I use it constantly. I have a small, light Janome that I take to classes. Then I have a serger, and the rest are used when I am sewing something that needs to change the color of thread constantly. Just easier to bring out three or four and thread them with different colors. I have a Singer, a Kenmore, a few Brothers and another Bernina embroidery machine. Love my machines. And Books. And fabrics. I am glad of another maximalist in the world!

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    1. A woman after my own heart! 11 sewing machines! That's something I need to work towards. Genius idea to keep them threaded in different colours, it takes me an age to do that!
      Fabric, dressmaking patterns, vintage notions and trimmings, books - it's better than fast fashion and drugs! xxx

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  32. I hope you're having fun at Towersey - it's got to be better than clusterTruck, eh?

    Keep being a maximalist - all that stuff will come in handy after the zombie apocalypse. I used to have a real problem with throwing stuff out when I was younger. When I was a kid I'd be baffled as to how I kept losing things, so hung onto everything I could. It wasn't till I became an adult that I realised every time we moved - which we did a lot - my mum would throw stuff out rather than pack it. But as someone once wisely said, "when you travel a lot, home isn't a place, it's things". My mum was throwing my 'home' out, no wonder I became a pack rat. Since getting my own home I've been better at not hanging onto stuff, though I will never, ever be a minimalist. I'm sure the big companies love minimalism, getting everyone to throw all their belongings out so they can sell them replacements all over again.

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    1. Towersey was ace, thank you! I'm liking the folky crowd, such a friendly bunch.
      I'm a fan of William Morris's quote about having nothing in your house that isn't either beautiful or useful - words to live by. xxx

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    2. clusterTruck! Excellent! xxx

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  33. I'm a disorganized fuk!!!! Lolol, but I love that you manage it all like a champ ☺��

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    1. That's Jon - disorganised as f8ck!! I know where everything of mine is - honest! xxx

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  34. Beautiful collection!! I love stuff and I love collecting stuff, and like you, I am a big fan of variety. Having lived through relative minimalism back in Soviet times, I can tell it has nothing to do with straight thinking, haha. :) But we all need to be true to ourselves and do what makes sense to us, to each their own! <3

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    1. I think if I'd grown up in the Soviet era I might have gone a bit crazy once confronted with so many shopping opportunities! xxx

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  35. Got so distracted with machines that forgot to comment on your outfit! That's a fabulous dress, such a subtle shade, unusual for you, but you made it your own with the vest and headband! <3

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    1. I do love brown - it's my day off go-to when I've been on view to the general public for a week! xxx

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  36. Slightly thought provoking post, Vix. I prefer less stuff but grew up with two hoarding parents, so have a tendancy to collect no matter how hard I try to declutter. Love vintage sewing machines though, and the one I use is virtually the same as the one from Jon's youth. Have a great time at Towersey, hope Newton Faulkner does come a calling! xxx

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    1. Isn't it strange that so many of us vintage & second-hand buying types came from hoarding families? If push came to shove I could live with virtually nothing and can happily spend a month or two in India with a tiny bag of clothing, shunning the shops but nothing says home like a mountain of books and a bizarre collection or two! xxx

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  37. lovely collection!, I agree with you about old Singer sewing machines, I've always thought it was one in any home!. And the same for those marble tables where sewing machines were used to be, there were plenty of them and now they're valued (posh) pieces of decoration.
    My mom's sewing machine was inherited, so it's really a really old and heavy iron thing which works mechanically pushing a pedal. And it stills works perfectly.
    I'm not a huge fan of minimalism, even if sometimes I feel the urge to declutter my wardrobe, but I'm the kind of girl who barely throw away anything, nor a button!
    And I'm loving your headbands, such a stylish accessory. You look gorgeous in your maxi and waistcoat combo indeed!, so lovely to see you posing with your collection!
    besos

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    1. Those Singer machines are on what seems to be every street corner in Goa with a little man sewing away making alterations and recycling saris into skirts.
      You're right, all the posh homes are using the bases as trendy tables and wash basin stands these days. I hope no old sewing machine was harmed in the process! xxx

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  38. I noticed in the comments you come from a family of hoarders - me too - to the point our mother had piles of second hand clothes from jumble sales in mountains on all the furniture with bedspreads draped over them and we had to sit on these squashy mountains to watch telly etc - in her mind the mess was invisible but to me it was still a mountainess mess - think thats why I am so minimalist now and why it's taken 50 years to venture into charity shops! I don't think it's too much though to have four beautiful sewing machines as you use them for your business, two each is not greedy just practical :)

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    1. I'm okay with stuff as long as I can put it away somewhere neatly.
      My childhood home could have been on one of those hoarding programmes and yes, we have those squishy mountains on every surface covered with layers of fabric, too! xxx

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  39. I've got the exact same Frister Rossman sewing machine. It used to belong to my aunt, who at one time was a professional seamstress. I don't use it all that often but it still works like a dream when I do. I did do some emergency sewing for a friend using it and he was most dismissive of such an old machine - the twerp. He wasn't quite so dismissive when he saw it in action and the finished result!!

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    1. I love that little Cub, I might have to steal it from Hon! xxx

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    2. Jon not Hon, I sound like someone on Facebook...Alright, hon?xxx

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  40. I don't see anything wrong with having more than one machine!! The headbands are fab! xx

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    1. Ha! Neither do I. Each machine is a treasure! xxx

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  41. As much as there is a part of me that would like to have an uncluttered living space, I can't imagine it will ever happen as I like to be surrounded by things that speak to me - art, books, toys and of course, clothes. In my defense, if I didn't have such a tiny bedroom, it wouldn't look like a walk-in closet ;)

    I bought a sewing machine at the beginning of August. It's a Janome, and doesn't have a lot of bells and whistles which I'm glad of. I had an old Singer I found at a charity shop about 25 years ago that I used to make curtains for my previous apartment but the tension and the foot pedal drove me crazy so it got donated again. I'm trying to find some beginner sewing lessons so I can begin to make things!

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    1. Janoe sewing machines are brilliant, I'd love to come across one for the right money.
      Those minimal apartments look great on Scandinavian thrillers on the TV but to live in a clutter-free white box? No way! xxx

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  42. Love all your sewing machines! Hope you had a great time at the festival.
    Take care.
    Robin

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  44. It is so refreshing to hear you talk about the love of living with more, not less. I love my collections and have no intention of giving them up.

    You have an amazing collection of sewing machines! No wonder you look spectacular in your creations! xo

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    1. Your wall of scarves is one of the best curated collections I've ever seen! xxx

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  45. Hear hear to maximism!!! I love your sewing machines!
    I think that fancy shop, All Saints, Spitalfields has a great amount of those singer sewing machines- their shop fronts are full of them!!!

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    1. Funnily enough I know the guy who supplied a lot of those sewing machines, he made himself a fortune! xxx

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