This beautiful Little Vesta, dating from the 1920s or 30s, had the honour of making Little Red Riding Hood. It seemed to me to be the perfect project for this machine, and was the first item made with with it for decades.
It is a tiny machine. Sitting the doll next to it makes it look even smaller.
I found this machine over twenty five years ago in a second hand furniture shop. It was not until we had the internet that I found out where Vesta machines were made and who by. A good twenty years or more after buying it, I finally hauled it out of the cupboard and cleaned it up.
The next thing to do was try it out. I was not disappointed, it makes a perfect stitch. Then came the video. It all took on a flavour of Watch With Mother with Little Red Riding Hood at the end.
Perhaps I should make another rag doll one day soon. When I do, I will use this machine again.