My Girl friend and I did a going away swap for each other. She made me a BEAUTIFUL quilt that I will post pics of later today or tomorrow. It was wonderful so I had to do something that she would love and use as much.
I found an old sewing box that had been used and loved to death. This thing was awful. I have before pics but they got packed up and I will post again once I get them. The transformation was really something else.
I loved the lines of the sewing box though and instantly saw how I could turn it into her style.
She loves blues and green and the two colors together she loved even more. Sooooo I redid the box with much help from hubby. Found some wonderful new hardware for it. Hubby burnished some of the hardware to match because they were so old that they don't make anything like it anymore.
Then I handpainted it just a bit. I thought the lines and the color blue along with pewter hardware needed something incredibly simple.
THEN.... I was able to fill it with a TON of sewing notions all in the same colors. Most were vintage sewing notions that I found at junk shops over the years. I did find some new things that I added in there as well and then of course I crafted the pin cushion with velvet strawberry and her needle book as well.
It is the most fun I have had making something for a friend ever. Hope yall like it too.
P.S. Also made this little envelope out of a vintage hankie and then filled it with old buttons