Monkey see, monkey acquire

by brae  

Sharee featured her beautiful Bodo Hennig sewing machine last fall, and while it had been on my wish list already, seeing hers sent me on the search for one.  The retail price is hefty, though I'm not saying it isn't worth it.  It's a beautiful item, but I had hoped to find a better deal...and I finally did.  This beauty was found on eBay for a nice price in pristine condition.  It has a black rubber band that moves the needle and pedal when you crank the wheel.  Miss Charlotte is a mouse doll from PamelaJunksMinis.  The scissors and pin cushion are purchased minis from local shows.

The thimble is from Vilia Miniatures.  It's impossibly tiny with wonderful detail.

The box of needles is also from Vilia Miniatures.

I borrowed the vanity stool from the Heritage, and the mannequin was made from a Hazel Dowd kit.  The fashion drawings and large books are from L Delaney, and the rug is from Dale's Dreams.  The vintage radio is from Halls Miniature Clocks (I have one in dark green, too).  The yardstick was purchased at the local shows, and the cabinet was a local craigslist find.

I purchased the skeins of yarn over the years, but the knitting is from Small Talk (a vendor at one of the local mini shows).  The basket is by Al Chandronnait.

It looks so real!  :D

12 comments

Comment from: Debora [Visitor]
Beautiful! Love all the details, and so realistic!
02/20/14 @ 08:52
Comment from: Lisa [Visitor]
Wow, so realistic. It's beautiful. :-)
02/20/14 @ 09:11
Comment from: Marion [Visitor]
Congratulations on getting this sewing machine ! I have it too and it's my favorite mini piece :). What a lovely setting for it too !
02/20/14 @ 09:39
Comment from: Susan Korman [Visitor]  
Hi Brae, I really love that sewing machine. Glad you got a good deal on it :-) The setting looks very realistic and is nicely done. That little thimble is so cool! Can't believe the detail. I really appreciate how you tell where each piece comes from and provide a link. Thanks. Susan
02/20/14 @ 12:53
Comment from: Blondie [Visitor]
Beautiful!!
02/20/14 @ 13:04
Comment from: 12Create [Visitor]
So pleased you found one. They are lovely quality aren't they. You did remind me though that I still haven't worked on the sewing room in my vintage house so that might just be my project for the weekend.
02/20/14 @ 16:35
Comment from: Deb [Visitor]
Love them all--but the 'knitting' is really crochet, made to look like knitting by weaving it onto the needles . . . Wouldn't be apparent to most--but I'm a knitter (and crocheter).
02/20/14 @ 17:16
Comment from: Keli [Visitor]
Sweet!
02/21/14 @ 03:53
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thank you, everyone! :D Good eye, Deb! :yes: Had I looked closely, I would have seen that for myself. I'm a crocheter, too!
02/21/14 @ 08:31
Comment from: Kara [Visitor]
Oh my goodness -- this looks so real that at first, I thought you had made a mistake and meant to post this on your sewing blog. Ha! Absolutely beautiful. And your "staging" and photos are wonderful as always. :)
02/21/14 @ 08:48
Comment from: Betsy Rogers [Visitor]
Wow, Brae! As usual... just WOW! I want one of those sewing machines! LOL! I have a RL treadle machine that was converted to electric a long time ago... it's a great machine and I'd love to use one in my minis somewhere when I eventually get to "finishing" a room!
02/21/14 @ 13:00
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thank you!!! :>>
02/26/14 @ 12:03


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