Thursday, August 16, 2012

a sewing caddy

So, luckily the weather has cooled down a little, which I am so happy about. It is hard when you don't have central air. :) 
This little sewing caddy was a sweet find at the flea market on Sunday. It is in a little rough shape, but I just adore the design in the wood and the size. I have a larger one from my great grandmother that I love. This could be the start of another collection. Oh my!
And for $5, I couldn't pass it up! I just order some Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint and Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, from a local store which I am really excited to use. I have so many wooden pieces that need to be brought back to prettiness! 
I also brought home some lovely crocheted potholders. I am going for a whole wall of these in my kitchen. I have 12 so far, so maybe another 12 more.. 
You probably saw this gorgeous enameled bowl with my new crocheted hangers! I love it, especially with the aqua rim! 
 I have some good news to share with you...I will be doing my first boutiques coming up at the end of September and the beginning of November. I am super excited!! I will be posting more information when it get's closer, and if you are in the So. Cal area would love for you to come out! 
So, I bought this bowl to be part of my display. I thought it would be cute to lay some of my tea towels in it. What do you think? I have so many ideas, and a lot of sewing and crocheting to do. I would love your prayers as I prepare for these, as I am really nervous, but know the Lord is in control!
 I have to make my booth backdrop, so off to Lowe's I go this week to get some wood and chicken wire. I'll be giving you little sneak peaks as it comes along. 
And, of course I still have to do other projects, right? I started a new granny, it is called Waterlily. I love the peach, white and pop of orange together. I am planning to do a small throw for the couch. These squares are about 8 inches, so it will only take about 15 or so to make one. I am going to plan to do one a week. We'll see how it goes.
This awesome stamp came in the mail yesterday. I love stamps, and this one is so great for doing phrases! Do you have any favorite stamps?

Hope you are all having a beautiful and creative day! 

I'm linking up with Liz of The Blue Eyed Owl for Thrift Score Thursday! Head on over to check out some more treasures!

73 comments:

  1. Hi my dear friend, I like to look your blog posts. All you vintage items are wonderful. You find very original things. And I must say that Your waterlily granny is amazing..:)) I may try to make waterlily garnny after I have finished my granny square shawl project..:))
    Happy Summer Days...:))
    xoxo

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    1. Thank you so much Beck! Yes, you should give it a try! Have a great weekend! xo Heather

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  2. I am so excited for you doing your first boutique. You are so super talented I know you will do well. Love your sewing box. What a neat treasure. My prayers are with you my dear.
    Hugs
    donna

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    1. Thank you so much Donna! I appreciate your prayers! Have a great weekend! xo Heather

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  3. I love your Waterlily block. Hmmmm...I wonder if I would be able to extend my skills and make one?? I've collected crochet potholders for years and used to have them covering my laundry room walls. They look so pretty on display!

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    1. Thank you! Yes, you should give it a try!! They are so pretty. Oh, how sweet does your laundry room sound!! xo Heather

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  4. love your findings, a lot!!!
    xxx Alessandra

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    1. Thank you so much Alessandra! xo Heather

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  5. I can't wait to see your sewing caddy transformation. It has great bones.

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  6. Wow!! So many new and exciting things!! :) :) I can't wait to hear, and see more about your display for your booth! Sounds so lovely! I wish I did live closer! Where did you get your stamper? I've been wanting one of those! Have a wonderful day Heather! xo Holly

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    1. Thank you Holly! I found it on Etsy! It is really fun to use. Have a great weekend! xo Heather

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  7. Oh, the things you have found, so lovely!! One of your embroideries, in an earlier post, of little birds, I have that, I made it when I was a little girl, the exact same one. I've kept it ! Looks like you are well on your way to a lovely display. Connie

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    1. Thank you Connie! Oh, how sweet is that! Love it! xo Heather

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  8. Forgot to answer your question! On my home page of my blog, my Sadieloohoo logo has a stamp of a little boy and girl. It is my favourite stamp and the one I use on my clothing labels. I just love it. I originally bought it to do birthday invitations for one of my little ones.
    Connie from Sadieloohoo

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  9. The sewing caddy is great, what's a boutique? I'm intrigued! Ada :)

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    1. Thank Ada! It is like a handmade craft fair, where there are different booths of handmade goodies. Have a great weekend! xo Heather

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  10. Great finds! I love the shape to the sewing box, too. I also accumulate the little potholders but don't display them nicely as you do. I use mine for coasters. Congratulations and good luck with the show. You have a great eye and I'm sure your customers will agree!!

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    1. Thank you so much Kathy!! Have a great weekend! xo Heather

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  11. I'm sure your booth will be the best one there!!! Your display plus the things you've made equal....perfect!

    chris

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    1. Aaah, thank you so much Chris! xo Heather

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  12. Heather, I have a little sewing box exactly like that one. I keep all my embroidery floss in it. I have thought about painting mine too, as it's pretty scratched up, but I haven't talked myself into it yet. I love those crocheted potholders. I collect the ones on the cool side of the color wheel. And your new floral crocheted block is gorgeous!! I wish I lived nearby so I could come to see your display.

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    1. Oh, how neat!! That is a great idea storing your floss in there. I might have to do the same, since mine is so unorganized. Thank you so much!! xo Heather

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  13. love all your treasures! wish i was in your neck of the woods so i could stop by your boutique. :)

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    1. Thank you so much!! So sweet of you! xo Heather

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  14. I love that caddy and ADORE that new granny square!!! Do you buy really soft yarn?

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    1. Thank you so much Gina! I use 100 % Acrylic, cotton, and wool yarn. The acrylic yarn for the grannies that I found to be great is from Hobby Lobby called I Love This Yarn, http://shop.hobbylobby.com/store/item.aspx?ItemId=150666. The I Love Cotton Yarn is great, too! xo heather

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  15. sweet finds...are you planning on painting the sewing caddy? Love the pot holders, I have a soft spot for them...I realllly love the one on the end in yellow and white...adorbs. Lovin' your finds...keep up the hunt. Mica @ The Child's Paper

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    1. Thanks!! Yes, I am planning on painting it a pretty green. The Milk Paint is coming out in this color called Luckett's green that is so pretty! Have a great weekend! xo Heather

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  16. Well, you know my affinity for crocheted hot pads! I put them under the perimeter of my upper cabinets like a border, when I collect more I switch the color families around and put some in the drawer to use! FUN and there are ZILLIONS of patterns!

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    1. Yes, I do!! ;) I really still want to try making some one day! ;) xo Heather

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  17. your sewing caddy is a treasure indeed, i have seen them but never for such a great price. It will be so pretty painted!! Hope you show us all how it turns out! I love painted furniture and am painting everything!

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    1. Thank you Clara! I will definitely show it when it gets done. I am there with you on painting! Have a great weekend! xo Heather

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  18. Your granny square project looks beautiful! I love the colors so much.

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    1. Thank you so much Meredith! xo Heather

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  19. I love the potholders! Adds a nice touch of color :)

    -Lauren

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  20. I would love to see the wall of crocheted potholders!! I have a few, but they are stuffed away in a drawer :(

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    1. Oh, you should get them out and display them!! ;) I will definitely show it when I have a wall of these pretties! xo Heather

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  21. Hi sweet Heather,
    I have enjoyed each thing you have shared on your post! Oh...I can hardly wait to see the "after" of your wonderful sewing caddy. I just know it's going to be something special after you give it a pretty new face!
    Your tea towels are so pretty with their dainty trimmings. And, I agree, they will look perfect displayed in your enamelware tub. I love the new granny square you have crocheted. It looks so old fashioned.
    I'd love to purchase stamp like the one you shared. I've not seen one with anything but numbers.
    I hope you have a blessed weekend and thank you for your thoughtful comments on my Cottage Nest post.
    Carolynn xoxo

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    1. Thank you Carolynn! I bought the stamp on Etsy, let me know if you want the store name. Have a beautiful weekend! xo Heather

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  22. I love the enamel bowl. Good find!

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  23. I love the enamel bowl. Great find!

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  24. You found some fun stuff Heather!!!!!

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  25. Heather I just love the granny square you made. I have an unfinished afghan I need to work on. Your inspiring me to drag it out of the closet. Have a nice weekend.

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    1. Thank you Anne! Yes, you should finish it. I have another blanket that I need to finish, too. Happy creating! xo Heather

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  26. These are great finds. I also am creating a potholder wall. I only have 6 so far. I'm using round pastel colored potholders. How lovely.

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    1. Thank you Amy! Sounds so pretty!! xo Heather

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  27. That caddy...I had it..it was my grandmothers, now Renae has it.. it is exact. I was probably purchased from catalogue over 100 years ago.

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    1. Oh, how neat!! Renae should show it off!! ;) xo Heather

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  28. I love that turquoise rimmed enamel bowl! I've never seen that color before!

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    1. Thanks! It was a great find! xo Heather

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  29. That sewing caddy is a treasure for sure!

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  30. I'm in love with it all...that sewing caddy is divine and the bowl...ohh! I can't wait to hear how the MMS paint goes. Let me know. I am loving her colors. Best to you on the show I am so happy for you. Smiles...Renee

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    1. Thanks!! I will definitely let you know. Still waiting for it to arrive! Thank you, it will be a fun experience, I hope. :) xo Heather

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  31. OMgoodness, I love that peach waterlily square!

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  32. What great finds! I really like the sewing caddy. I am a new member today. I hope you will join my blog to at www.omgiam50.blogspot.com
    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you so much!! So happy to have you here! Heading over to visit your sweet blog! xo Heather

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  33. what a lovely blog :) full of vintage eye candy! love it! wonderful to meet you, Heather!

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    1. Thank you so much Joye! So happy to meet you, too! Have a blessed evening and week! xo Heather

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  34. Congrats on the boutique opportunity. Cannot wait to see the pictures as I know it will be spectacular in every way. :-)

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    1. Thank you!! Hope your day is lovely! xo Heather

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  35. Yes Heather, My grandmother had it as hers. I not sure if my parents gave it to me or if I asked it I could own it. My daughter has laid claim to it after my days. It is the greatest because we always know it holds the needles and tread and pins and scissors. I'll take a snap of it for you soon. nigh nigh

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    1. I will definitely be looking out for it! ;) xo Heather

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  36. I WANT THAT STAMP!!! <3
    xo sandra
    redrose-vintage.blogspot.com

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    1. It is great! You can get one here: http://www.etsy.com/search?q=papyrus%20alphabet%20stamp&order=most_relevant&view_type=gallery&ship_to=ZZ&min=0&max=0

      xo Heather

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