24 July 2015

Needlework box

The memory of a vintage sewing basket that I had to leave in Richmond NZ about 10 years ago has left a permanent scar. It  was a  standing basket lined with 1930s floral cretonne that  was much too big to carry home 

However, last year I managed to pick up an adorable knitting basket from  the same area, Wakefield, The Pigeon Valley to be exact.

I do have a thing about sewing boxes, bags and baskets.

Which brings me too a new venture from my blog buddy Lynn at Tialys.
She has actually made a downloadable tutorial for her darling hexagonal sewing boxes......go on, have a look

Well done Lynn, I'm very impressed.


  1. Thank you Jan - so kind of you to say so.

    I love that knitting basket of yours. That would be a nice project to do with vintage wicker baskets that you often see in junk shops. Now, there's an idea.......

  2. cool

  3. Don't you hate it when you pass on a wonderful treasure, when on vacation, and then can never forget it?! The hexagonal box is very attractive!

  4. I am scared for life. Also the spinning wheel in Levin, NZ for $20, I can still see it.

  5. Ah the regrets we have over the things we've left behind in thrift stores and yard sales!


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