Wednesday, March 26, 2008

A bit of vintage. . .

Once in a while, I learn a new craft, technique or trick and get totally hooked on it. To the point that I buy all of the supplies and instruction manuels (yikes, there's that word again!!)
Anyway, about a year ago, I was searching the net for a great idea to make for myself a needlecase. Attempting to be more organized in sewing matters (something I have been trying hard to learn from my friend, the domestic diva) I thought it would behoove me to have an exquisitely beautiful needlecase. My wanderings, and hunting and pecking, led me to several sites with the most gorgeous silk ribbon embroidery I have ever seen and some of the most magnificently hand made needlecases, or "hussifs" that you could imagine!!
So, I bought the books, the supplies and anything else I thought I would need to craft up this little confection. In the meantime, it was my good fortune to inherit a lovely sewing stash, complete with a treadle machine in the cabinet. So, I was all set!!
Here is what I came up with, some for myself and a few for ebay and some friends!!

After I got over this, all these lovely vintage findings languished in the closet of my sewing room for a year.

Until last week, when inspiration struck again!!!

I have made about 6 or 7 of these sweet little bracelets with this same stash of vintage velvet ribbons, buttons, belt buckles and many other things.

I thought they would be darling for prom, which is coming up, but then, wouldn't it seem that the guy would need to give this to the girl????


Bunny said...

Very pretty! I like the look of your blog as well. Nice job, Sara.

mjsred said...

My beautiful friend has a beautiful BLOG...OMG!!!

You have become soooo techy girl,LOL!
LOVE everything you create,those lil' bracelets are TDF(can I buy one???) and I do believe Holt is going to be the next "big thing" in the art-world...gets it from his Grandma,I do believe...we'll have a proper studio-opening for him next year! ;)
Sending you a hug and love!