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Sunday, March 1, 2009

portable mending

Not the most exciting of craft projects but the more you put it off, the bigger the pile of mending grows.
I guess my sewing box was my first portable crafting kit. I gathered it together when I first started sewing, under the inspiration of my mum and my grandmother's sewing baskets. They always seemed such amazing treasure troves. My grandmother had a beautiful vintage sewing box on legs so that it was at the right height for her working in a chair or at the table. My mother eventually had one of those expanding wooden boxes which eventually fell apart. My sewing kit accompanied to university when I left home and, under the influence of an enthusiastic flatmate, I took up dressmaking again.
My current sewing kit is a rather unromantic plastic tackle box but it suits just fine, is easily transported and holds everything readily together.
PS: Dolly is called Petrova, after one of the Fossils in Noel Streatfield's Ballet Shoes. Her clothes are on backwards because my previous mend put her head on backwards!! She's the last doll my mum made me. My sister has a matching ragdoll called Pauline (I think?).

1 comment:

Beth - IndieNorth said...

Ha, ha...my portable sewing kit is also a tackle box! An old, brown plastic one.

Come to think of it, it's probably considered vintage by now, and I'm actually much cooler than I though!

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