Thursday, May 30, 2013

Sew...How are You?

Hi Bloggie Friends,

Do you have a "thing" for sewing implements, especially pretty ones?  Well, I do-don't judge.  My mom sewed like nobody's business and so I think I have a soft spot for anything sewing related.  Lucky for me, I've managed to pick up some awesome things over the years like the spools of silk ribbon above and the amazing little lady tape measure shown below.  She's porcelain and I like to imagine she's Marie Antoinette.  She's missing the first couple of inches of her tape, but I don't care, I think she is still awesome.

Wouldn't you love to have this beauty in your studio?  Found it out in cyberspace-a girl can dream, right?

This tape measure has my favorite, little ribbon work garlands.  Also just a dream from cyberspace, but yummy...

A pretty oversized pin cushion, sewing bag, and stuffed sewing basket from my Etsy shop...

Pretties from Pinterest...

 A silk ribbon chatelaine used to hold sewing supplies like scissors, thimbles, awls, and strawberry emories...

 Amazing sterling thimbles...notice the one on the right is engraved "Doris".  How sweet, don't you think?

This one is my favorite.  I love anything with cherubs on it.

Hope you enjoyed this brief little tour of pretty sewing items.  Do you collect vintage sewing stuff?  Some day I'll have to share some more of my collectibles with you, but for now, let me leave you with an image of a sweet little antique bisque dolly I dressed this weekend.  She will eventually be put in my Etsy shop, but for now, she is making me smile.

And one more pretty old roses were faded but still worthy of admiration.

Oh, and one more thing: I am so grateful to share a beautiful online magazine from my blog friend Kerryanne from Woodberry Designs.  It is called Simply Shabbilicious and sweet Kerryanne has featured my little closet of dreams.  Go check it out.  You will LOVE it and word on the streets is, it will become a published magazine in addition to an online one with the next issue.  Thank you Kerryanne for including me in your wonderful publication!

Until next time,
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  1. What a beautiful post! I just love the thimbles.
    I believe the Cherubs are my favorite too! So many pretty items, and I love your roses.
    Thank you for starting my day off with a smile.

  2. How many lovely things you have here, Judy! I specially loved the old sewing machine, it reminds me of my grandma´s... Wish I could have one like that in my studio too!
    Have a nice day,

  3. Oh yes i love vintage sewing notions
    makes me want to beat it home and straighten
    up my sewing side of my studio LOL
    I am trying to get ready for a yard sale and boxes
    everywhere, lots piles to be priced etc

  4. I love vintage sewing stuff. I have my grandmothers old treadle machine and so love it- it was the only thing I wanted from her house when she died. I can still see her sitting there sewing aprons and dresses.
    Will pop by the magazine site and check it out- xo Diana

  5. I love your vintage sewing stuff. Me, I LOVE fabric, but I don't sew. I'm trying to force myself to learn so I can use up all the piles of fabric I've collected through the years, but so far, I'm still afraid of the machine :)
    Hope you have a great weekend!

  6. You lucky little sew and sew...these are gorgeous!

  7. .....congratulations for creating this wonderful blog!! .... there are objects of immense value! good evening! kisses, elisa ps: I hope that steps in my blog ......

  8. No surprise that your closet of dreams is featured, it is my favorite ever craft room makeover! Thanks for sharing your sewing lovelies with us, love love the cherub thimble!


  9. I LOVE sewing implements! (and I don't sew either, LOL!) Such a dreamy collection you've put together for us today!
    Your ribbon and timble are sooo sweet, the dolly, too. Congrats on the feature, I'm off to check it out.

  10. Good evening Judy,
    Thank you so much for your most welcome visit and kind thoughts.
    Enjoy your weekend.


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