Wednesday, August 1, 2007

The Reveal!



A couple weeks ago, this dear little vintage sewing basket showed up on my doorstep. I had mixed feelings about her; she was a yummy vintagey pink which is what drew me to her in the first place and I won her for a song on eBay; but I disliked the top "upholstery" and had just assumed it would be cuter in person.
When I opened it up, however, I was shocked! It was clearly unused. The inside was a lovely pink satiny fabric with not a single pin-prick or stain! The exterior was only a bit dingy from storage and the top could be redone. So I decided then and there that this little lovely would undergo an "Extreme Makeover," Rosey Posey style!









I chose this DELICIOUS Robyn Pandolph print...one of my all-time favorites! And it just happened to match the darling pink of the basket which I wanted to leave in its sweet vintage condition!








Ta-Da!!! It really was like one of those makeover shows in that the end result was so fabulous, it was as if my dear little Plain Jane of a basket had ALWAYS looked this lovely. She was BORN to look like this!




Next I altered an incredible vintage sewing book to match the basket. The same gorgeous pink cabbage roses were fixed to the cover and a little glitter applied!















This is a really incredible old sewing book, both practically speaking, as well as for the fab vintage illustrations. I (with much difficulty!!!) resisted the urge to cut this up and left it intact in all its sweetness!







































Here you can see the tray of the sewing basket, as well as a plump pin cushion that has a bit of French dried lavender in it...






































The notion jars are the perfect size for buttons, pins or bits of trim. The lids are painted in a lovely biscuit color with little pink rose decals.
The scissor cozy matches (of course) and the scissors are included. It has a vintage lace "collar" for hanging around your neck while you sew...no more searching for your scissors! You'll know right where to find them.






















The interior of the sewing basket has the original plastic tray with sweet little compartments for notions. All the vintage trim, new beads and thread seen here is included.











And another little vintage-sweet addition to your sewing room...a yummy biscuit spool holder with ALL PINK EMBROIDERY THREAD on it! I painted the holder and then found every shade of pink embroidery thread known to woman ;) and wound them on the original spools that came with this holder. And look at the sweet little drawer!!







You can find the sewing basket, altered vintage sewing book and acessories on Glitter & Grunge! The vintage spool holder will be in my etsy shoppe. (update: having trouble getting my pics to upload on etsy, so if you are interested in the spool holder, just let me know!)

10 comments:

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh! That is just beautiful. All of it!

Cheryl said...

Thank you SEW much! I've been trying to create only things I love and want to keep...things I have trouble giving up because I want them for my self! This is one of them and honestly, if they don't sell, I will be happy to keep them!!! ;)

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Wow; that really looks as though it was supposed to have that fabric all along! Gorgeous!!
:)

Cheryl said...

Thanks, Becca! :)

Angela Louise said...

Hi Cheryl, just popped over via Cathy's blog and I must say I absolutely love your style!
What beautiful fabric on your ever so cute little sewing basket. look forward to seeing more of your blog,
Angela.

The Rose Room said...

Clever you. Robyn Pandolph is my all time fave fabric designer. Love what you did to that sweet little sewing box!
Rachaelx

A Jill Of All Trades said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that fabric!!!!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Lovely redo!!

Cheryl said...

Oh thank you, sweet girls! :)

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Oh My!!!! What a fantastic make over!

That pink rose fabric is absolutely PERFECT. And all the little accessories you've made to go with it are so sweet.

I'm bookmarking this little project and going out this weekend to find my own sewing box. :)

Lovely blog!

Kimberly :)