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1  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / vintage Singer questions. Any help would be amazing :) on: January 18, 2011 02:37:49 PM
So yesterday (MLK day), I was at work but my husband decided to go down to the local goodwill (50% off sale for MLK day) in search for a banjo he saw a few days before. The banjo had been sold but being the amazing man that he is he stopped by the craft isle where we had seen an old singer to see if it was still there. He found it, cleverly hidden under and behind tons of holiday decor and gift bags.

He called me and said "the sewing machine is still here. Marked $25 so its $12.50. Should I get it?" To which i replied "of course". Neither of us have any idea about older machines, but its made of metal and has some great decorative markings and a few ornately carved plates so we figured that even if it wasn't worth anything, or worth repairing, it was pretty and would look nice on a shelf with my sewing supplies.

I was so excited to look at it when I got home. The case it is in looks to be from the 70s and is fairly poor condition. It smells like it sat in an attic or a basement for the last decade. It has that musty small of an antique store, its very pretty, and I love it.

I tried to do a little research as it is much older than any of my other machines (the oldest I have is late 60s), and found the serial # (AD362592) which according to the singer registry dates it to 1931, and says there where 15000 made.

It seems to have gone through an upgrade (I assumed that these did not originally come with it..let me know if I'm wrong) at some point and has a power source (motor # 5348129, Catalog B.R.7) and a black plastic singer light both bolted on to it.

The power cord is missing so if anyone can point me in the right direction to find a replacement that would be amazing.

Everything seems to move freely, but it could use a good oiling.

Can anyone give me a little more info on it? Is it worth taking in for repair or should it just receive a place of honor as a display piece?

I've attached some pictures to give you a better idea, but the lighting is really bad.

2  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Re: My BBQ Garden..how does your garden grow? on: April 16, 2010 10:08:21 PM
Wow! I did the same thin last year when we replaced our old beat up grill. I spraypainted mine in like 5 bright colors...I'll have to see if I can find a pic.
Anyway, I like that you left it natural. I bet it looks beautiful in your garden!
3  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: Popcor balls? on: December 03, 2009 06:18:16 PM
Oh! Thank you, I would not have known other wise....hmm what to do, what to do.
4  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Popcor balls? on: December 02, 2009 01:38:19 PM
Can anyone tell me if you've had any success making popcorn balls with pre popped buttered popcorns?

I have a ton of it, due to an easily influenced Aunt and a persuasive 3 year old, but all the recipes I can find specifically say not to use buttered popcorn...

any thought?
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Polkadot dress/harness on: September 27, 2009 09:35:46 AM
This is Pistol, the new addition to our family. She's 4 lbs, 6 months, and adorable.
We've been going to alot of dog related events lately in anticipation of the doggy daycare I work for opening another facility.
Now, she doesn't normally wear clothes. She's more of a leash and collar kind of girl.
But I figured for special occasions she could dress up a little.
So heres her new "dress". It took about an hour and a half and was my first attempt at interfacing, bias tape, and dog clothes.
She doesn't seem to mind it, and it looks super cute.

6  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Dog treats that people like too? on: August 03, 2009 05:41:00 PM
I will be co-hosting a people & dog pool party in a few weeks. I'm looking for treats that are people friendly and dog safe. My plan is to have a buffet where the guests and their dogs can both get a treat. I found a carob chip cookie and a peanutbutter oatmeal cookie recipes but that's about it.
I make "gourmet" dog treats, so I want them to look appealing to both the dogs and the people.
This is not for profit, it is instead a thank you to all our loyal customers.
Any suggestions or recipes would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you in advance!

P.S. I've looked all over the web and my local book stores don't seem to have what I'm looking for. I found a few books on line but don't really have time to wait for shipping. (I'd like to make a few test runs to give out before hand)
7  COOKING / Dessert / Re: Robot cupcakes on: July 06, 2009 07:22:08 PM
I let them dry for a couple of days, then put them in the freezer until I needed them. They didn't taste to good, but they were really just for decoration, but the kids still ate them.
8  COOKING / Dessert / Robot cupcakes on: July 06, 2009 04:05:39 PM
My son turned 3 on the 3rd of July. I found the cutest robot party decorations at Target, and since he loves robots that became our theme.
I made Chocolate cupcakes with butter cream frosting topped with individually hand piped royal icing robots.
The Robot army:

The Cup cake stand and the birthday boy:

I've never done anything like this and was super proud of how they came out!
9  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: It's how we roll.... IMG OVERLOADED. on: March 01, 2009 09:36:25 AM
I think its beautiful, and I'd rather look at this then "legal" advertisements and billboards containing capitalistic trash and vanity. This is Art. The normal, "acceptable" scenery in most Citys feels like trash to me. Cold, impersonal, and does not contribute anything to the City. They instead promote things like greed (gambling), liquor, and materialism.
This however, has a certain heart to it. Every Artist I have ever known does this because they love it. Not because it's illegal.
Your work is beautiful, and I believe it truly enhances the city you live in.
If the City chooses to sterilize it self and spend money covering up the only real art it has, then so be it. They're just creating a new canvas for someone else.
10  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: My Senior BFA Exhibition: Three-Dimensional Art Quilts (IMG & TEXT ROTUND) on: January 31, 2009 01:18:39 PM
WOW. It's beautiful.
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