This is the front of the tag.
I remember losing the manual to my very first sewing machine. I ordered a new one to come in the mail; and of course, didn't I just FIND the original later! I knew I could get away with cutting out a few bits and pieces of one of the copies, while still saving the other; and so you see the exact image of that very special machine! No bling or glitter on my tag... I look at this, and it is just perfect for my purposes. Most importantly, it makes me smile, for the happy memory that it brings.
I remember my mother had an old machine, and how I longed to make wondrous creations from it; but the machine did not work, despite my every effort and hope to somehow make it work. I guess it was not on my parents' priorities list to have it fixed, simply so that I could sew up a few Barbie outfits... Nor was it, perhaps, in their budget to fix it; so I did some farm work as a teenager, and probably a little babysitting at that same time, and finally I earned myself the money to buy my own machine! The image you see on my tag is that machine!... A Sears Kenmore sewing machine!... And so began my love for sewing, at right around the age of 16. On the back of my vintage sewing tag, you see a tag-in-a-tag, so that I can journal about what a treasure that was to me!
Busy as usual, there are other projects I'm working on at the moment, some I'll show soon, and some I CAN'T show yet, for various reasons... But here is one more little thing I made recently. I've seen these soda pop tab bracelets before, but finally found the time to throw a couple together!
Of course I wouldn't go wearing them to Governor's Ball, (ha! ha!)... but when do I ever go to THAT anyways?! What I love most about these, is they're inexpensive... I think they're cute, and you all KNOW I love making things with my own two hands! I recycled... Oh, and Kristen Stewart (Bella) wears them. (See HERE!)... So I'm "cool"!.. right?!!
Well, all that, and I have wrists (no lie!) that measure 5 3/4" around. Just TRY to find watches and bracelets, in the adults' section of a store, that come in that size!... Not likely! I have to have EVERYTHING adjusted! So, these were quick and fun anyways, and so far, I'm not breaking out from them! Hooray! I'm sure I'll be making more!... If you'd like to see how, if not for yourself, then for your kids/grandkids maybe... just go HERE, for a video tutorial! Head over to Textiles4You, where Kristy will show you some crochet ones she's made too!
As always, thanks so much for stopping by, and a special thanks to Rebecca for hosting Tag Tuesday... I look forward to participating again soon!