Thursday, 21 April 2011

Hemsewell market

Crack of dawn on a Sunday (well 6.45) i am awoken with all of 15 Min's to get ready and get in the car.
Once in the car i have time to wake up properly.
No this isn't an midnight bunk, I'm off to hemeswell. A massive market on a Sunday on hemswell cliff old air base.
We always get up mega early as otherwise all the good stuff is gone.
The market is an ecliptic mix of car booters trades man burger vans butchers antiques. A lot of things.
Today my mission........ To get a sewing machine as mine has been in the shop for a week and i am getting the sewing itch bad lol.
I love hemeswell as if you are careful enough you can get a great bargain, my first one.  A singer sewing machine fully working order from the 60's for £10.00!, Its a beautiful machine and i love it.
Continuing we stop for a coffee as i had yet to have my morning coffee. Then back around. I almost come away with a purple chopper bike but, as Lincoln is hills and it had no gears it was a no.
We spot a lady selling cakes so we buy one and stand chatting to her for a while. Lovely woman, only recently starting selling cakes. Then the in laws come up to me holding a practically brand new brother sewing machine they had picked up for £30.00 for me!
All in all a brilliant day. I love hemeswell and i recommend it to anyone if you can handle the early start on a Sunday, 50p to park and hours to walk around, but be sure to take some cash otherwise you may walk away very disappointed .
Vikki xx

Friday, 8 April 2011

sunny sunny

Good morning bloggerinos!
Its a beautiful day here at made by Vikki, but Alas i am sad, my sewing machine is still in the shop!
So after hearing a rumor i took a walk down to my local charity shop, which has recently had a refurb to i was keen to take a proper look around.
Anyway i had been told there was a very shiny singer sewing machine, old style one for sale in said charity shop and i was eager to find it.
After heading upstairs to look for things i discovered it no longer had an upstairs which was a shame.
I went back down to see if i could have any luck at finding my treasure, and then i spotted it, by the window all shiny and may i say sexy was the singer sewing machine, but then my heart did fade as i saw the price tag £40!! in a charity shop, this place had gone mad, not only was it expensive but i had seen them cheaper on eBay with the table!!
So disheartened a i was i trudged back home.
So its fingers crossed i get the call today and my machine will not cost a fortune to fix.

Much love

Vikki xx