June 17, 2011

Helen's Sewing Box

Recently my friend, Jeanne, brought this sewing box that belonged to her Grandmother to one of the groups I belong to...I would say early to early-mid 1900...

The box is of a box-like board covered in this wonderful fabric a cross between a fine linen and a cotton...weathered to just the right of use from handling in that mending and sewing period of time.

Then to open it and find all these wondrous treasures inside...during our meeting I lost my present surroundings and found myself in the past relishing each little special object inside!

Darling small wooden spools of threads, needle packets of paper with precious labels, bone and pearl tatting shuttles with the most delicate fine cotton tatting threads, a leather needlecase from England...so many treasures to adore...a little photo...so little time...even a wee-small doll head!!

 On the inside part of the box lifts up to reveal more secret treasures of Bakelite buckles!

SOOooo...with all these magical items and the beautiful box...the logical next step is for me to reproduce it!! I had to share this with all of you...I have already put "Mama's Sewing Box" on the schedule for a class and a pattern/kit!!

Maybe this fabric?? The adventure begins...