Tuesday, April 11, 2017

~*April Offerings*~

Happy Spring! It has been very wet here on Winding Vine. Lots of rain, but since we didn’t get much snow, it’s a good thing. Tiny sprouts are beginning to appear in my flower garden, strawberry patch and herb patch too. I had another fun month of repurposing antiques, but I don’t see a dent in my antique bin yet.

My first offering this month is a one of a kind Home Sweet Home Sewing Pillow. Some people like to have a pillow on their lap while doing handwork to lift their projects up a bit and/or to rest their arms. The front of this pillow features a sweet embroidered spring scene that I picked up at an estate sale. I love the flowers and the bird in the bird bath.

I’ve backed the pillow with an antique spring flower fabric – also an estate sale find. On the back, I’ve added a wool strip filled with five mother of pearl rings on which to hang your threads, a red wool heart shaped pocket for your scissors with a ribbon tie to keep them safe and a wool flower pin rest with a few yellow pins. As with all my offerings it is completely handsewn. The sewing pillow measures approximately 8 by 11 inches.
~*Sold. Thank you ever so much!*~

I continued the flower theme with my second offering – Scissor Holder Spools. Starting with some old Coats & Clarks empty wooden spools with their labels still intact, I attached on each a little garden scene that travels all around the spool.

These are a perfect size for holding your embroidery scissors, so that you remember where you put them ;) Spools measure approximately 1.5 inches across by 2 inches tall.
Please note that the antique scissors are not included.

Each one is unique and features flowers of antique mother of pearl buttons, hand-dyed wool or embroidery with my new favorite thread Rustic Wool Moire.
Garden Scissor Holder Spools are offered at $15 each.

Please specify when ordering:
·         Button flowers on Pink, Blue or Green
*~Green is sold. Thank you ever so much!*~

·         Wool flowers
~*Wool flowers is sold. Thank you ever so much!*~
·         Embroidered flowers
~*Embroidered flowers is sold. Thank you ever so much!*~

Here is the full little scene, before stitching it to the spool.

And a close up of my first completed spool.

As I created these offerings, I thought about the women that used these items before me and I hope they are happy in seeing them repurposed for future enjoyment!

If you are interested in purchasing anything, just send me an email at:

I can send a PayPal invoice or I accept checks and money orders.

Blessings, Patti


WoolenSails said...

Beautiful pieces and I like how you did the spools. I have a few old ones I have been saving, thinking about using them to place felted mice on, still thinking about it. Enjoyed seeing your previous post, our plants are finally coming up, been a long winter.


cucki said...

wowwwwwwwwwwwww i love your embroidery so much..it is so cuteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.
you are amazing.
love from africa,
happy easter!

jacqsierae said...

These are really really cute!

Medra said...

I would have enjoyed seeing the back side of the spools to srr how you sewed them up. I think the spools look adorable, what a creative idea.