A month or so back I wrote about vintage spools of thread. As I wrote earlier I have inherited Mother’s sewing supplies, and also Aunt Barbara’s. I probably have Aunt Ruby’s and Grandma Margaret’s too. I could never resist a bag of sewing supplies in a thrift store, especially if I discovered a vintage wooden spool peeking out or a vintage needle book. I have now organized the little vintage suitcases and toy picnic baskets where I keep my sewing tools and supplies; needles, hooks and eyes, snaps, thimbles, and spools of thread. Now that the thread was sorted and organized it was time to turn my attention to the sewing notions.
As I cleaned and organized the supplies I sorted them on the little tomato pincushions and the chair pincushion I keep sitting in a box that stays open on a shelf near my sewing machine.
The other notions such as hooks and eyes, snaps, thimbles, are hidden in a little suitcase high on a shelf. Now they are all ready when I need them. I decided to make another pincushion with the abundant supplies that I have.
I will be creating the top of my pincushion from a scrap of an embroidered vintage pillow case, quilt batting, and polyester fiberfill. I plan to dye some of the pearl topped corsage pins green to accent the color of the candle holder. Then I will add nice supply of pins, needles, and safety pins to the pincushion.
I had fun creating this pincushion that is now more of a sewing kit. I’m going to peruse the house to see if I can round up any other odds and ends as candidates for another.
Thanks for listening. Take care.
P.S. There are some needle books and notions available in my Etsy shop.