sewing things from my grandma
just a quick one today to show you some sewing notions i’ve just been given by my nan, which belonged to her mom.
my dad’s mom’s mom (just going to go with grandma from this point onwards!) used to be a dancer. she made outfits for her and my great-grandad to go and compete in competitions in swishing around in home-sewn dresses!
i may have inherited the love for sewing, but i definitely did not inherit the fancy footwork! i wish i did, and i’m sure james wishes i did too because my dancing is so embarrassing haha. sewing is more practical though, so i’m not too mad at my gene pool!
there was lots of buttons to sort through; i’ve managed to collate a few sets but only when they were really distinctive and i noticed them. aside from that, there’s the usual odd collection people take off pjs and cardigans when they’re falling apart.
i’ve taken pictures of my favourite things to show you.
the packaging of those things are ace, and actually the collar stays are pretty practical! if i make james a nice shirt one day i might put them in.
although these buttons aren’t very inspiring (although i do love a self-covered button) i like how 1960’s the cardboard backing is!
i presume these are rivets but i really don’t have a clue!
i love these buttons but there’s only three. might have to be decorative down the front of a dress i think if i want to use them!
these are super pretty, but there’s only two of them (that i could find on this look through, anyway!).
and finally, my favourites. these are glass buttons in two different sizes. there’s quite a few of both sizes so i’m confident that i’ll be able to put them on to something useful. i think they look like little clear raspberries!
the stranger things in the box were a badge that was a fingerprint with a face, arms and legs (?!), some german coins (i can only assume they’re from the first world war) and some buttons with pharaohs on, but i forgot to take pictures of those. boo! a lovely little collection i think with some definite useable pieces!
have you got any nice old things you’ve been given?0