Friday, May 08, 2009

New Toys

I love anything to do with sewing and quilting. I have quite a few collections of sewing collectibles. It started with thimbles - over 30 years ago. Last year at the Houston Quilt Festival I kept hearing my name being called and I fell in love with my first little vintage sewing machine. Just recently some friends of mine started picking up some hand crank sewing machines, and as they say, the rest is history! This first one is a Soviet Child's Metal Sewing Machine: Made in USSR. Redish orange metal body on wooden base. Working condition, hand crank. Has Running Deer Logo and Floral Decals.

Another little toy is one that I found on eBay. Her name is "Little Bett" and is written on the lower right corner. The little hand crank is a little stiff, but works great! The machine has "Made in England" on the stitch plate. It is plate #2-779 in the Glenda Thomas sewing machine book.

This vintage pretend-play toy is made in the 1960s-70s, Soviet Russia - USSR. It is made of solide metal painted in light blue with floral decorations. The black base stand is made of bakelite. When you turn the side wheel the sewing needle moves up and down. The toy is in very well preserved condition and works perfectly. Bought this one from a gentleman in Bulgaria.

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