Sunday, May 18, 2014
Sewing Basket Before & After
Hello friends! I hope you had a lovely, restful weekend. I sure did. It was a simple weekend filled with lots of fun but not to busy or hurried. I was able to do lots of things I wanted and needed to do. I crafted, went to a yard sale & thrift store with mama, spent time with my sister and niece Taylor while she was getting ready for prom, went for a walk to the old train trestle on the river for prom pictures, visited with my dear friend Heather, crafted some more, detailed my SUV, and watched a movie with the hubby and mom and dad at their house. Have you seen Hachi: A Dog's Tale? The hubby and I have it but mama and daddy had not seen it, so we all watched it together. You should watch it...it is based on a true story. I will warn you though...it is a tear-jerker, but it is such a sweet story. Anywho, I had a really nice weekend and am ready for a new week. I am off Friday...the hubby and I both have some medical appointments. So, I only work 4 days this week...then I have a 4 day weekend since Monday is Memorial Day! Only 13 more school days with the students...I can't believe this school year is almost over!
I'm sharing one of my crafty projects from the weekend. I have had this sewing basket for a while now and it was in need of a makeover. It was OK...but I knew I could make it better! I had already torn the top apart before I thought to take a before photo, but I laid the fabric back on top to give you an idea.
I started by making some pretty yo-yos to decorate the top.
I chose happy colors! I used buttons, beads, and fabric from my stash, so nothing was bought for this project. I cut this lovely button off an old sweater...love the bling!
I used to have several of these beautiful buttons but have used them up over the years.
Wish I had some more!
I love the bead in the center of this one too.
I decided to paint the basket to brighten it up a bit. It was definitely bright! Love the color but it was just a little too vibrant for the fabrics I chose for the top.
So...I dry brushed some white on top and I really like how it turned out.
I recovered the top with some pretty floral fabric and added some lace and the yo-yos to it.
I love this lace...so pretty!
I also added a tab to open it where the old one used to be.
And here it is. Isn't it pretty?
I love how it turned out!
I left the inside in its' original condition. I didn't feel like taping off all the lining fabric to paint the wood.
I did clean it out and organize it though.
I have two sewing boxes, so this one holds needles, bobbins, pins, sewing tools, and black and white thread. Things I use more often. My other sewing box holds colored threads, bias tape, elastic and a few other things.
One last look...a little before and after.
I mentioned above that I went to a yard sale and thrift store. I didn't find much at all but I really like the few things I did find!
These are interesting pieces. Not sure what they are supposed to be used for. They are about 3-4 inches long and have fabric on the bottom. Paperweights maybe? They are pretty as is, but I may paint them...not sure yet. I'm trying to figure out what to do with them. I love words so I had to have them. I was thinking maybe a wreath...ideas? Oh...they were $0.55 each.
I bought these old earrings and pin to craft with and have already used a couple pieces. I'll share soon...something I am making for my Etsy store that I will be opening over the summer.
I also got a bag of wooden buttons to craft with. I like them natural or painted. I'm sure I will use them both ways. I love finding bits and pieces to add to my craft stash!
So...what did you do over the weekend? I hope yours was as wonderful as mine. Have a blessed and beautiful week my friends!
Until next time.....