Thursday, March 12, 2009

Welcoming Guests is 'Sew' Simple

Do you have an old friend you'd like to invite for an overnight stay? How about a Aunt....your mom? I grabbed a few vintage sewing junk supplies to make a friend of mine feel as welcome as possible.

Buckle up, people. It's going to be a junky ride! My mom gave me a whole mess of belt buckles recently. This one is rusty and kind of fastener.

A couple old books stacked on the table for my friend to leaf through. (They helped beef up my lighting situation too).

I zipped right through this project. I wrapped my pitcher in record time using one of my old zippers

I filled a box with little goodies for her to take home. Tied it off with creamy white bias tape from my old sewing supplies.
I think it's pretty. But then again, I may be biased...

My own dear mother showered me with the mother load of all buckles. Mother-of-pearl buckles...cha-ching! I felt like a mini Queen of Quantity for a moment or two.

I also placed a vintage paper needle holder that has sophisticated gold writing by my friend's bedside. Hmmm. What can I do with that?

I decided to tuck a little note inside it for her.

Okay, so here is a portion of my leftovers and I can hardly see a dent in it. What other things can I do with this stuff. **Please note - I'm a non-sewing junker. ;)

As always, take care and keep on junking!


  1. I love how the buckle looks. Very pretty!

  2. It's very clear what to do with them! Send them to me, of course!

  3. I love the buckle on the zippers on the pitcher. Smart. As for what to do with the rest? I was given my grandmother's old sewing basket. Similar stuff. I bought a "make your own lamp" thing at Hobby Lobby. Mine was a base with a mason jar. I filled the large mason jar with all the goodies and put on applique on a tea stained shade. It is now "Grandmom's Lamp", and it sits by the guest bed at Mom's house. Maybe something like that? ~Mindy


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    Your post you did above is great. Love all of the elements you've used and note that they are pieces I often design with. Love it!

  5. I love what you did with the jazzed it up, but still look classy!
    I love it!


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