It’s been a busy week here at Arnold’s Attic. I couldn’t resist taking advantage of the the beautiful sunny weather – it’s perfect for drying out some of my gluing and sticking projects. I made up a batch of glue, collected together some scrummy papers and got to work on a recently revamped
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It’s time for a makeover for this vintage sewing box!
Thought I’d join in the WOYWW
gang today, for ‘What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday’.
This yummy, vintage sewingbox has been languishing under my sewing table for some time, feeling a bit neglected and waiting for a little TLC. The legs are wonkey, screws are missing and this Little Lady needs a bit of spit and polish.
Our journey together started when I visited a local charity warehouse for my weekly rummage.I discovered the adjoining unit had been taken over by a house clearance company who’d piled lots of rubbish outside just waiting for a skip – or me!
I couldn’t resist a look. First I spotted the handle of a sewing box! I popped inside and asked if I could have it – “yes, it’s waiting to be skipped”, so I picked it up. My heart was racing because it was so heavy – always a good sign of treasure. When I got home, the bottom tray was full of vintage knitting needles and the rest were lined with buttons! Happy me.
Since then, the sewing box has been waiting for a makeover, so I took out my trusty screwdriver.
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This sewing box was made post WWII by my Great Aunt Maggie for my mother. My Great Aunt was super at turning her hand to any form of craft. It was made as a Christmas gift at a time when rationing was still around and was lined with any salvaged fabric she could put her hands on.
|Lining handmade form reclaimed materials
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