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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15 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.

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  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!

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  5. Lisa at Greenbow says:

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

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  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.

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  11. claire93 says:

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

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

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  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!

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  14. rosejasm says:

    That is awesome!

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