Charity Vintage: Vulcan child’s sewing machine

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vintage Vulcan child's sewing machine for sale on eBay for Charity by & in support of CLIC Sargent
(ends 22 Jan, 2014 23:59:25 GMT)

We’ve sold a few of these vintage Vulcan child’s sewing machines in our shop – they always prove very popular. This example above is being sold on eBay for Charity by & in support of CLIC Sargent*.

It comes with all its accessories, instruction booklet and original box. I love the instruction where it says, “Thread cotton thus”! It’s available at the ‘buy it now’ price of £39.99 which includes postage and packing.

*CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people and their families. They provide clinical, practical and emotional support to help them cope with cancer and get the most out of life. They are there from diagnosis onwards and aim to help the whole family deal with the impact of cancer and its treatment, life after treatment and, in some cases, bereavement.

Sew & Sew

We picked up this wonderful vintage needle book this week…

with its period air travel graphics and ‘pop-up’ details.

After a little research we came across this blog post from Crazyhaberdasher with some fantastic examples of pop-up needle books.

It would look good in my newly organised ‘craft corner’. It has a nice little Victorian pine table, 1950s spindle-backed Ercol chair & anglepoise lamp – along with sewing machine & sewing box.

The 1960s Bernina sewing machine was a great buy – recently bought at auction for a mere £5.00!!

I also have my 50s beech ‘fold out’ sewing box filled with all those essential bits & pieces.

It’s great having everything to hand and easily accessible. If you’re in need of a bit of organisation, here’s our current selection of craft boxes, baskets & bags.

All I need now is to find some time to do a bit of crafting!