Sometimes I find I have little things I want to share with you but they’re not really enough to write a whole post about, so I thought I’d lump three of them together, completely unrelated, a trio of little things…
I reorganised my sewing room recently and some of my stash is now in a set of four drawers. I decided to make some labels so I remember what’s in each one, but also to cover up the patches where someone has previously stuck a sticky label!
I found some old-fashioned parcel tags which I think were left over from my daughter making Christmas tags last year. I also dug out a little book of labels which came free with a magasine years ago, in fact it was in the charity shop pile! I cut out four labels and stuck them on the tags having written on with a silver gel pen. They needed a bit more, so I rummaged in my button box for mini buttons and glued three on each one.
I glued them onto the drawers and I think they look great. In fact I was so pleased with them I’ve made another eight for all my peacock boxes, as I’m forever pulling out the wrong box. These will just be blu-tacked on as I do change the boxes around and sometimes they will be better on the end, other times on the front; I’m gradually getting organised!
A couple of weeks ago I was in Duttons for Buttons buying some binca for my mum, I was stood at the counter just about to pay when a pair of embroidery scissors caught my eye on a nearby stand. Well it was love at first sight!! Aren’t they gorgeous!! I just love the peacock colours and the shape of the handles. Of course with at least half a dozen pairs of embroidery scissors they weren’t exactly a necessity, more of a complete impulse buy!! I wasn’t sure what they would be like to use with the shape of the handle, but they are actually really comfortable as well as beautiful!
Last January Catherine from Hillview Embroidery wrote a review about Advent Calendars for embroiderers. I was rather taken with the idea, so I kept an eye on the De Vere website and a couple of weeks ago a little box arrived. It was beautifully packaged, wrapped in tissue paper with a sprinkling of silver stars, 24 little bags filled with a different embroidery thread all wrapped in silver paper, string and pegs to hang it from and extra decorations such as cinnamon sticks attached to half a dozen of the bags. I’ve hung it up in my sewing room, just got to wait for December 1st!
If I save all the little bags and pegs I can even get a refill next year! I bought three cheese Advent Calendars as well for my OH and my kids, so they’re happy too 🙂