A Spoonful of Sewing

In a couple of weeks time there’s a flower show in one of the nearby towns, they have a handicraft section and they’re always keen for people to enter. I decided to enter a few things again.

One of the classes is ‘A Decorated Wooden Spoon’, now these are not particularly something I would rush out to make, but in a mad moment I decided to enter! This afternoon it was a bit hot outside so I settled into my sewing room and started thinking about the spoon. Having found a large spare one in a kitchen drawer I decided to decorate it with sewing paraphernalia! DSC_0001 (2)

First I made a flower from a zip, there was a course on these a couple of years ago at Tea & Tents which I missed but the ones I saw intrigued me. I watched a video on Youtube and found a long, electric blue zip which I really couldn’t see me using. In fact I’ve no idea why I bought it in the first place, it’s quite a chunky one!

It was actually fairly quick and simple to make the flower, especially when I found my hot glue gun to stick the top and the outer petals together.DSC_0002 (1)

So my flower would be the centre of my spoon decoration, I then started rummaging through my haberdashery drawers for buttons, ribbon, cotton reels, hooks and eyes, a tape measure that had been sellotaped back together at least once, metal spools my machine doesn’t like… I wired all the little bits onto some gold wire I found in my bead box and then started trying to arrange them.DSC_0003 (1)

This proved to be the tricky part. First I tried having all the bits below the flower, that didn’t look right, I tried a diagonal arrangement, that didn’t work either.It was also very fiddly trying to hold the various wires together. In the end I decided to try a small arrangement above with more bits below. I made a small ‘pick’ for the top, glued it in place with the glue gun before trimming the wires. I could then glue the tape measure and make a second pick for below the flower. Having glued these onto the spoon I could simply plonk the flower in the centre, covering all the wires.DSC_0006

One decorated spoon! It’s not perfectly arranged, but for a bit of fun to hang in my sewing room, I rather like it!DSC_0005 (2)

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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14 Responses to A Spoonful of Sewing

  1. Anna says:

    Love this! Such a clever idea, I’m sure it will do well at the show.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. tialys says:

    You had fun! I can certainly see a little winner’s rosette on there too.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. wybrow1966 says:

    Looks like fun – good luck for the show!

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  4. KerryCan says:

    I love the variety you got, with the hooks and eyes and bobbins and all–such fun!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    A good idea. Anyone that likes to sew would love to have this in their sewing room. Well done!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Jane M says:

    The zip flower is very clever. Very unusual and a great mix – I’m sure it’s a winner

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  7. Laura says:

    What a cute wall decoration for a sewing studio! Love it!

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  8. Absolutely perfect!

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  9. nanacathy2 says:

    It’s utterly charming, you could start a real trend here. Good Luck at the show.

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  10. kathyreeves says:

    That was such a fun little project, and I love that it was all from things you already had.


  11. claire93 says:

    what a lovely spoon! I think it looks really great, and will make a gorgeous decoration for any sewing enthusiast.


  12. That spoon turned out so cute! I’m sure it will stir many creative ideas at the show and in your craft room!


  13. Catherine says:

    I love this! It’s not anything I would have considered before, but it’s so creative. I was wondering how you made the blue flower – a zip was not something I considered!


  14. rosejasm says:

    That is awesome!


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