Thursday, August 13, 2009

Sew little...

Being a regular admirer of other bloggers' amazing craft projects I constantly vow to make beautiful things of my own. I am FULL of ideas, almost all of which never come to fruition. I especially love the idea of sewing gorgeous things to use as decor in my boys' room, all of which would involve my own needlework as I don't even own a sewing machine (though I have great hopes of coming across a beautiful green vintage one in working order at an Op shop or market someday).

Browsing on eBay I have come across many very beautiful vintage sewing boxes and especially love the wooden concertina style. They regularly sell upwards of $60 and I grudgingly decided that somebody who sews/crafts as seldomly as myself has no business owning such an item.

That was why I was so excited when I came across this mini-version at a recent market for $5!!!



Isn't it gorgeous? The box itself measures 27 cm wide by 13 cm deep by 12 cm high, the perfect size for somebody with limited supplies such as myself.

I love the little swirl carved detail.

Speaking of sewing, you may remember me waxing lyrical back in January about making H some bunting out of vintage style materials I had gathered. Well, 7 months later and I have the sum total of 10 triangles sewn so far. At this rate of production I reckon I can churn out a project per year... Impressive!

9 comments:

katiecrackernuts said...

That is such a great find. Oooh, bet you can't wait to fill it with lovely knick knacks.

Franny said...

Wow! This is one neat sewing box, and for only $5? Great deal! :+D

The Queen of Clearance said...

only 5 dollars? That is a great deal! I like it a lot. I have tons of supplies for sewing...but I never sew :) My mom bought me a little wooden box to hold my supplies though and it is over flowing :)

Toronto Yardsaler said...

Gorgeous sewing basket. Don't feel bad about projects that remain in the "dream" file. When your kiddies are a little bigger and more independent, you'll have more time. At least that's what I keep telling myself. My mom offered me her old Singer sewing machine. I think she's gently telling me that I need to step up the hemming, etc. I'll accept it and just hope I don't sew my hand to Duncan's pants.
Erin

Kate said...

Eeep! If you ever tire of it...could you let me know?!!! :) BEAUTIFUL find - my sewing supplies are also overflowing and I've been on the lookout for a similarly designed box to squirrel away all my fun bits and pieces.

And that bunting (is 'bunt' the singular?!) is super cute - get cracking as it'll be delightful when it's done.

Leigh said...

A beautiful sewing box! My mom has one similar to it and I think she bought it before I was born.

Vintage Hunter said...

It's the best feeling when you find something you've been searching for at a steal! Congrats!

Missa said...

“…betrothed to a man who definitely does not share my enthusiasm for thrifting.”

“I constantly vow to make beautiful things of my own. I am FULL of ideas, almost all of which never come to fruition.”

I think we might be living parallel lives! Seriously, I’ve been dying to try making a bunting lately with some thrifted fabrics that I have. Congrats on starting yours, it’s looking so cute!

Home Girl said...

i get so frustrated by my head full of ideas too. that basket is a gem - would love one myself what a bargin