In the last few days or so getting towards Christmas I turned to panic presents. Couldn’t post this till after Christmas ‘cos …
Decorative sewing kit
(click on an image to find out what’s going on
and reach the link for larger image – below right of each gallery image)
Intended more as a room ornament than for any serious use, this semi-steampunk inspired item is thrown together from various hoarded bits and bobs and an empty box.
I bought a lovely empty box on-line, a little like a pencil box inside and with this lovely print on the lid.
The first addition to the box is a collage of period images on a background of period jacket pattern. I’d like to have stenciled this on fabric but no sooner had I printed this try out one on paper than the printers (plural) died.
Used soft leather from an old suede skirt buttoned with mini beads onto cardboard backing for lining.
Odd sewing thread bits on Meccano
and one sewing machine spool all held by two painted curtain tie-back hooks
Tailor’s chalk jammed into a piece of copper plumbing with cog on base and looking a bit like a lipstick. A modern rubber fitted into sewing machine foot looking a bit the worse for wear already.
Elastic, ribbons and safety pins fitted into mini radiator
Redecorated mini box (used to have pink flowers) with very old mother of pearl buttons inside
Used a new card box, sanded down and decorated and added old type needle/pin yellow lint fabric for needles
Old Cash’s name tape box with original name tapes. No idea who ‘LC’ was, I’m afraid
and my favourite bit
the pin cushion. Looks like some horrendous medieval torture. (That by the way is not why I like it!) Have stuffed mini diving helmet with cherry coloured sleep suit fabric for the pins. (With a reflexion in helmet thrown in 🙂 )
Contents in place
Made a padded inner cover to hold items in place when lid down and added the essential sewing machine.
The reverse side of heavy buttoned pad. The pink tongue of leather on previous image is for lifting the pad.