Well my studio is under some major renovation right now & all of my supplies are packed away. So when you can't create what's the next best thing?? Junking!
I found some really cool things this weekend that bring to mind the old World War II quote;
Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.
I just fell in love with these sweet eye glasses. A piece of muslin is tied onto the ends to replace broken sides I assume. I can close my eyes & picture an old woman sitting in her chair by the fire mending socks. The glasses hanging on her neck until she needs them to thread her needle. Functional jewelry, right?!
I find it nearly impossible to pass up jars of sewing notions. My mom had an old sweets tin that held all of her do-dads. I loved going through it as a child, looking for treasures. This jar was packed full & half off, so I didn't even hesistate.
I have a little ritual with treasure boxes like this. I don't examine it very well at the store, I save that pleasure for home. I dump it out on the table, sort it all into categories, buttons, scissors, thimbles.... One thing at a time. This jar had some awesome stuff. Several glass vials, 4 very old sewing scissors, 12 little thimbles in various colors & lots of pearl white buttons!
Love the threader, & the pins are so tiny.
Well, I'm off to scrape popcorn off ceilings....what fun!