This blog is a bit of a ramble through my life. There's a lot about quilting and textile arts, a sprinkle of my family life and some of my thoughts and ponderings. We currently live aboard an old wooden 1945 Navy boat, called MV Cerego, so you'll find me writing about that too. Welcome aboard!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Lego Sewing Machine Fun

I showed my kids a Lego sewing machine that Helen over at My Inner Thread had made (after she came across one from suchitysuch.blogspot.com).  They got right on the job and this is what they came up with:


I haven't had the heart to tell them that sewing machines go round the other way!


The coloured buttons (from blue through to red) are fast and slow.  There is a thread guide leading down to the presser foot.


My daughter came up with the little lever on the side to tighten the thread - I must have told her about thread tension at some stage, amazing what they pick up and remember.


And my absolute favourite bit - the 'whirligigs' on the inside!  Whirligigs is their word, but doesn't it describe the mechanics of a sewing machine perfectly?  And the red button on the back is the on/off switch.

I think Helen's is probably cuter, but I love that my kids were so enthused about making me one.  And they were super excited when I said I was going to put it on my blog and show the world (they have an inflated idea of my 'fame').  So if anyone wants to make some kids feel special, then leave a comment and I'll read each one out to them and get them to dictate a reply.

Have a great weekend!


21 comments:

  1. Well I think this is a really good Lego machine! Love the coloured buttons and the "whirligigs" are something else! Congrats kids on a job well done.

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  2. Please tell your kids that the Lego Sewing Machine is AWESOME!!! So neat to see kids doing stuff like this....understanding how their world works :-) Cool photos too Charlotte with the water backdrop!

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  3. Totally adorable! Looks like you might have a couple of machine enthusiasts on your hands. By the way, you ARE world famous. I will be waiting for my very own autographed glossy photo of you :D

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  4. Way cool! Your kids are amazing. I should show this to my 16 year old son. Maybe he will dig out his legos. He has tons of them.

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  5. Neat machine :) How about a patchwork lego quilt? We played a lot with lego when we were young. We only had red and white with a few window bits and two wheel sets though.

    viv

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  6. Playing with Lego... with the wonderful weather we have finally been having??? I do like the different coloured knobs - wish mine had some like that. And funny that it is backwards - probably the way they see it - with you on the other side maybe? Have a great week!

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  7. What an amazing piece of work from your two young people. It shows so much skill, thought and application. I should love to own one of my own. You must NEVER break it up. xxx

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  8. That is awesome!! We are huge Lego fans in our house and this is so fun to see. Thx for sharing!

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  9. How cool is that?! Looks like it could actually work o:) I love Legos. The kids did a great job and I can see how much thought and effort was put into you new Sewing Machine!

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  10. Love the Lego sewing machine! I think I have those exact same whirligigs inside my machine....that's what makes my needle go up and down. Please tell your young ones that I said, "good on you".

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  11. What clever people live with you on the boat. They will be building a real sewing machine for you soon.

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  12. Best sewing machine ever. I want one!

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  13. Aw man, I'm still trying to convince my lego mad kid to make me one! Good job kids

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  14. Hi Charlotte,
    I really enjoy reading your posts. I admire your artistry and your children have picked up on it. They built a great sewing machine, I love it. A keeper for sure.
    Pauline,
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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  15. I'm so impressed! way more optional extras than mine! I like how it is designed for left handers (like me) - very forward thinking with their design - maybe there is a market for left handed sewing machines.

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  16. That is a fabulous sewing machine! Well done guys! (I'm going to show it to my boys hoping they will build me one...)

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  17. This is a great and colorful sewing machine! I can see that you kids understand all the important parts that make it sew. And that you have a lot of specialty Legos...

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  18. That is fabulous! Your kids have taken after their Mom in the creativity department.

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