During yesterday’s sewing outing, the topic of sewing baskets came up. Monica wants one, and I had told her that I could find one in a second hand shop that would be much nicer (and much better value) than a brand spanking new one.
Finding stuff you want in second hand shops is mostly luck – you have to be there on the right day and pay attention to what’s for sale. I almost missed these:
Not one, but two vintage sewing baskets!! For $4 each!! They were definitely coming home with me.
They’re quite large – about 30 cm across. The insides have pretty much had it, so I am planning to take out the old linings and replace them. I want to add pockets to the sides and a pin cushiony thing on the inside of the lid.
I also bought a glomesh Oroton cigarette case for $3. I don’t smoke, but this little bit of gold glomesh made me remember my mother’s handbags from the 1970’s – so slinky and shiny. I’m going to find something else to keep in it.