Tuesday, September 6, 2016

meet Astrid the aqua sewing machine! {+ what I've been up to lately}...

 Isn't she a beaut?
She's actually a bit darker colored in person.
(It's so hard to get a good pic indoors.)
My sweet parents made my day year by buying me this retro chic sewing machine in my favorite color.
She'll be perfect for stitching up more bedsheet dresses such as...
this one that I made this past week.
I've also been doing a bit of decorating.
These pink wall pocket baskets were a steal of a deal for 70 cents from a favorite antique mall that was {sadly} closing. The faux strawberry plants were dissected from a thrift store find for $3.50.
{Isn't faux such a much nicer way to say fake? *wink*}
This sweet planter from Target, reminiscent of a vintage head vase, was originally intended to have a succulent atop her head, but I think that this pink yarn bun fits my style even better! Doesn't she look like a giant egg cup though? *giggles*
This wire wastebasket was from the dollar section of Target for $3!
It makes such fun & cute storage for extra yarn leftover from previous projects.
The colors of this baby blankie I made for a friend's baby girl make me think of yummy saltwater taffy.
Though it may be in the 90s still outside in my neck of the woods,
inside our house it is decidedly Autumnal,
September 1st being our un-official first day of Fall.
Lovely 70s are forecast for next week though.
I can hardly wait for crisp air, colorful crunchy leaves, snuggly sweaters, & sturdy boots.
What have you been up to?
Much love,
Miss Michelle ^_^


  1. Astrid is a wonderful name! I can't wait to see what you stitch up on her�� I'm excited about the cooler temps next week also....we may have to go to Tanner's and drink some hot coffee☕����������

  2. Astrid is a great name! Especially in honor of our late, great favorite show. :-( Love your new dress!

  3. SQUEEEE!!!!!! :D That new sewing machine of yours is gorgeous!!!!!! Congratulations on such a fun new acquisition!!!! I'll bet it's a dream to sew on.

    I have been positively dreadful about commenting lately!!! (As in, for the last 8 months or something?!!!) I have loved reading your posts, however, and always enjoy seeing what you're up to. Happy Belated Birthday, by the way!!! :)

    What have I been up to? Traveling, spending time with my best friend/adopted sister, quilting, sewing, gardening, canning, cooking, and who knows what else. Oh, blowing lots of money on fabric. ;)

    Hope you have a splendid time sewing on your brand, shiny-new machine!! I can't wait to see what else you make with it in the coming weeks and months!! And thanks sooooo much for your always-sweet, lovely comments on my blog. :) <3

    1. Thanks Esther! I completely understand. I've had trouble keeping up with comments too. Life just gets busy. Especially in the summer. I'm hoping life will slow down just a touch now that it's autumn. :)

  4. She's sensational! What a gorgeous sewing machine - the colour of which, I instantly noticed, compliments your current blog background really nicely. Huge congrats on this new addition to your sewing arsenal, honey.

    Wishing you many joyful years together!

    xoxo ♥ Jessica

    1. Thank you, sweet Jessica! It does match my blog. :) I thought my favorite color needed to feature more heavily on my theme. :D

  5. Congratulations on your new sewing machine! It is a beauty!! Your new dress is so pretty. What a great use for vintage sheets. : )

  6. All I can think to say is "pretty"! Love the color. I'm still sewing on the Singer I bought when Angela was born. You can figure that out! I wanted to buy a newer one but this one still works. It's like trying to wear out my old Kitchenaide to get a new one. It ain't happening! I know you'll put that to good use! Looking forward to seeing you all very soon!

    1. Thanks Debbie! They certainly don't make things like they used to though. I've got all the heart eyes for the aqua colored Kitchenaid mixter. They have a hand mixer version of it that would be a little closer to my price range too. πŸ˜‰

  7. Wonderful new machine. What a joy it will be to use!

    1. Thank you Laura! I just used her for the 1st time this week & she worked like a charm. :D


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