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Sunday, September 30, 2012



SEWING BOX
Hi, everyone! Hope things are well with you all....
I am still working hard to get my cherry kitchen towels, etc. finished so I can list them in my Etsy shop. I am waiting for matching ribbon to tie the bundles up with. Hopefully my order from Doll Artist's Workshop (www.minidolls.com) will arrive soon so I can move on to more minis.

This is a sewing box I made recently using an old AVON perfume compact. They packed different scents in these so there is no particular one to search for if you want to hunt for one like it. I purchased mine on ebay several years ago with this project in mind. It has a tapestry type top and measures about 1inch by 1 1/2 inch. I curved some scrolls into 4 pieces of wire for legs and held them together just above the center with a large round of wire. After adjusting the legs and anchoring their feet with a little Blue-Tac (tacky poster putty) I used my super glue gel, then let dry well. I glued small gold beads to each curl.
I will be making up some items to go inside. I saw one of these compacts used in the same way somewhere but on wooden legs. This reminds me of the old antique gilt dollhouse furnishings.
I really like the charm of old and antique dollhouses.
Have a good week!




7 comments:

  1. Just amazing! I doubt we will see too many of those around! Simply adorable!

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  2. How ingenious! It's so pretty. :D

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  3. Es un costurero precioso. Tu idea ha sido genial, gracias por compartirla. Besos

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  4. Its beautiful what a fantastic idea.
    Hugs Maria

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  5. What a great idea. I'll be on the lookout now for something similar.

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