Sunday, September 08, 2013
One of my favorite possessions is this vintage sewing basket. My sister bought it for me when I was in high school at a Christmas rummage sale at my school. It's a very sweet memory. At the same sale my brother bought me an enamel pin with tiny pearls that I still have and love.
I occasionally see these baskets in antique stores. I've seen them in aqua too, but they a distinctive motif on the wooden lids, and they have matching cord for handles. (I didn't notice until I was writing this post, but there's a cat tail peeking out of the right side of this picture)
I keep my embroidery thread in mine, sorted by color in plastic bags. It's a little crowded in there.
I recently bought this larger sewing basket at a rummage sale. It's not in perfect shape, but I love the color and it's roomier than my pink basket.
Old sewing baskets, like old sewing machines, come with an interesting assortment of goodies inside.
This one had lots of elastic, bias tape and hem facing. Someone needs to come up with a great craft project for bias tape.
It also had some great needle booklets.
The needles in the second one were tiny, which is probably why they're all still there.
I migrated my cotton embroidery thread into the new basket and I'm using the old one for crewel thread and silk.
They look very cheerful on my shelf.