I saw this idea on another blog - I think it may have been the wonderful Kitschen Pink, but, you know how it is, you see so many great ideas....I cannot be the only person who finds horrible tangles of mixed thread in the sewing box, so I've been looking for alternative thread storage for a while. I know there are other ways, but I thought this would be a bit of fun for now, and it motivated me to sort out my whole downstairs sewing area at the same time - shame about the speaker, but that's life!
In the photo above, from left to right, are the 60s mending basket I bought at a VG, a 70s flowered basket I got at Veti Relais and a cane basket which was a present from my mother in law. Above that you can see a clipboard which has my scarily long mending list on it - I sorted through the things that needed mending and listed them according to colour - I've mended everything that needed either red or white thread already! It makes life a bit easier, so I actually get things done...
On the table (left to right again) are the '30s embroidered pin cushion I've already shown you and a needle book from my mother in law, the cake stand from Troc Tout with threads and other vintage sewing things, a pin cushion/thimble holder and, on the speaker, a basket of vintage threads and the wonderful ribbons Sarah sent me from NZ.
You can see the threads Son 2 gave me for my birthday, and....
...the sweet vintage pin cushion and thimble holder, with its two shabby little birds, which Son 2 bought in our 2 Euro Challenge last spring!
I'm quite happy with how it's come together, given the eclectic nature of my sewing things and all the other stuff (speaker, electrical lead etc) that have to be fitted into that area too. I hope it makes sewing easier and finding the right thread a piece of cake!
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