Friday, April 11, 2014

Vintage Locket!


Just had to share a little treasure I found at an estate sale a few months ago...

Was doing my typical hunt for fabric, quilts...and sewing notions, when what did I see?  but, a old shoe box of thread, needles, ric-rac and hemming tape.  Knowing this was going to be mine, I asked the price with a pleading look of, "please be cheap", and the kind lady said $5.  I immediately snapped it up...continued my search for other little goodies and paid my fees.

When home, this little box went in the stack of other little boxes that needed to be sorted and organized.  About two weeks ago, this began.  Now, for the very reason I find this type of shopping the BEST....in the bottom of the shoe box filled with notions, was a square, black locket.  Thinking it was a cool shape, and always a fan of lockets, I cleaned it up.  It was so pretty and unusual I took it to a jeweler.  Had my initials engraved and added a little stitchiness with my sweet friend's mug and I am in love with it.  

I did spend $12 on engraving and little elbow grease in cleaning, plus a silver chain, but look what I have.....love it!  The jeweler estimates it was hand made in the 1940's....and was a rather nice piece.

All this excitement in the bottom of a shoe box for $5.

And they say treasures can't be found any more.....


Monday, March 24, 2014

Stitchy Words!!


Nothing better than perfect words next to a stern face.

Stitchy words to live by.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

A Little Double Decker Bus Love!


A friend visited me today....we were milling through my junk....and I remembered this little bus and it was uncovered!  I LOVE IT!

We concluded it must have been a vintage key chain possibly.  Worn, but so detailed.

In all my creative vision....I hung it on a ball chain...and then my neck.  So cute!I love these quirky little goodies!


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Just A Little Daily Embroidery!

Just doing a little embroidery mash-up this week!  Love merging all these eras of handiwork into one!


Nothing better than a happy key!  Simple things....made positive!





Happy week!

and only Tuesday!