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« on: May 26, 2014 11:52:56 AM »

This past month I've really be into sewing. And when I was in my local miniature store (yup, there is a store just down the street from me that sells miniature and dollhouse supplies Wink) I found some of the cutest, and smallest sewing notions I have ever seen. They seemed perfect for using in an altered craft. So I bought them and made this:

I called it A Blessing for Sewer.

Here's a close up of the inside:

I took the label off a vintage spool from my stash. I can't remember where I got the picture of the woman. Probably from Alpha Stamps. I got the sewing machine, spools of thread, buttons, yarn stick (shown in next picture) and scissors from the miniature store. I used one of my many thimbles to set the sewing machine on.

All of the lace used is vintage. I wrote the blessing (and added the word 'be' between always and straight).

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I had some scrap booking paper that looked like a sewing pattern in my stash and used that for the outside of the tin.

Thanks for looking!

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« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2014 01:09:49 PM »

Love it! Great use of the miniatures. I'm jealous of your little store.

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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2014 01:32:23 PM »

Perfect. My sewing machine is out of commission for a while and was looking for something to make in the mean time.  I always wanted to alter a tin, but never came up with an idea I liked for me.  This is exactly what I am going
to do.  I have an old tin my aunt used for sewing that I will use.
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« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2014 02:24:42 PM »

Perfect little sewing tin! Those miniatures must be really teeny!

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« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2014 06:55:13 PM »

Oh my goodness... teeny tiny spools! How fun are those? This is a great tin -- I love the sewing pattern paper you used on the outside!

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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2014 09:15:46 PM »

What a delight! Love the use of miniatures--it's like you could crawl in and get cozy.   Kiss
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« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2014 07:58:33 PM »

This is sew cool!  Cheesy I'm sort of crazy about altered tins. I especially love the sewing machine sitting on the thimble - brilliant!

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