Thursday, 15 September 2016

Sewing Wreath

I have had this project on my mind for a while now, a collection of objects have been accumulating in a little fabric bin especially for this purpose. Vintage sewing finds, empty cotton reels, a tape measure and a polystyrene ring waiting for decoration.



I didn't have enough wooden reels of my grandmothers to complete the ring so I covered the plastic ones to blend in. I am saving the wooden ones a little while longer until I have collected some more.




A crafty friend bought me some self adhesive fabric squares last Christmas and these immediately sprang to mind. I covered the plastic reels then stared at them for a while because they were so pretty for something that would have otherwise gone in the bin.



To cover the ring I considered crochet but as my shoulder is still not A1 I went for a rag tie technique to stay with the sewing theme. Then I just got pinning and decorating. 



Ta dah! Sewing wreath for the door of the room I sew in on the top floor. 





I am so lucky to have space to leave all my tack out permanently. The girls call the cupboard I blagged from my neighbour when she was having a new kitchen 'The shop.' For example, "Mum, can we have some buttons from the shop?" It makes me smile because it is mostly full of thrifted, gifted or second hand craft materials. It does help me keep stash under control though, if it doesn't fit in the cupboard then I can't have it or I simply have to consider that I don't actually  need it.

Happy Crafting. Jo xxxx

11 comments:

  1. My girls call my craft room the mercantile and say "we are going shopping in the mercantile". LOVE the wreath, a beautiful creation for a very significant room, inspirational.

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  2. What a great idea Jo! I've always wondered what to do with the old cotton reels .... I can never throw them out .... even when the reels are plastic!!!!

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  3. What a fabulous wreath, a brilliant way to use odds and ends too. Your sewing room is super tidy...you should see my craft room.

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  4. Wonderful wreath and that dress you are making is amazing!
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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    1. It is an old one that I have got out of the wardrobe to wear to a ball. I have the itchy-stitch to make another evening dress but my wardrobe is busting so I am going to wear it to a ball in September.

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  5. Hi Jo, I've been reading your blog for about a year but felt too shy to leave a comment - I am totally in awe of your skills with yarn and thread, and jealous of the cabin! Sending a folkie hug. x

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    1. Aw! don't be shy. Keep commenting and blogging.

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  6. Your wreath is lovely, my Aunt sent me a picture of something very similar last week, I just need a sewing/crafting room before I have a go. I love your philosophy that if it doesn't fit in the shop then it has to carefully considered. I hope the shoulder is improving x

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  7. I do love your shop, and all the creative things you make in it! I treat my room like a studio apartment. As you enter the room my office-desk is on the left, in the corner ahead is a bit of a kitchen and dining area, in the corner to the right I have set up my art-studio supplies, then my shelves of books and baskets of sewing and yarn supplies and daybed-couch tie the room together with chairs around the fireplace...a cozy creative clutter that I need to guard with your organizational discard skill! xxxx

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  8. Great little project, love the "shop"!

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