Monday, April 8, 2013

Painting Continues on the Singer 66

 
My hubs thought I was going a little overboard with the decorative hand painting on the custom Singer 66. Then I busted out my other 66 with original Red Eye decals. "Oh, well okay then, I stand corrected!" Yep.
 
At this rate, I'll be finished by the end of the week, and I can't wait to see what it looks like all put back together and with the addition of the hand crank!
 

11 comments:

Michelle said...

It's beautiful, and I'm jealous!

CrazyCatLady said...

Very cool!

Debbie Rogowski said...

awsome!! And to think you did it by memory

Emily said...

woah! it is looking AMAZING!!!!

Jenelle said...

It looks pretty amazing, and did you really do all that by memory? No way!! I hope you're able to find the base you need & will certainly keep my eyes out for any leads to send your way.

Miss Sews-it-all said...

Thanks everyone! Hey Debbie and Jenelle, I didn't do the painting "by memory", rather I used the decals on my other Singer 66 as inspiration. I took a look at the designs, then started painting directly on the red machine, making the designs similar but not exactly the same. I didn't use any templates or guides, I just applied the paint right on the machine.

cavewoman said...

Beautiful, please tell more! I was going to try to paint a featherweight, now I'm thinking designs like yours or stencils. What kind of paint have you used? Did you strip the machine before you painted it pink? This is fabulous! Congrats!

Lynn said...

What kind of base? You can get a really nice new wood base from Stitches in Time's Cindy Peters. They are great with hand cranks!!

Miss Sews-it-all said...

Hi cavewoman and Lynn - you can look back to my other post about this machine where I talk about the paint and process, find it here: http://sewsitall.blogspot.com/2013/04/resurrecting-old-singer-66.html

purplefiend said...

Oh my that's pretty!! I have 2 of the original red eye Singer 66 machines.
Sharon

Miss Sews-it-all said...

Thanks purplefiend! My other Singer 66 is a Red Eye treadle - love it! Great machines to sew on.