Hello All and Happy Monday!
Well, what a fun weekend it was…did you catch the Tim Holtz Youtube LIVE that Tim and Mario hosted this past Saturday? Oh, what a fun day it was, I was glued to the TV watching him share all the goodies and then watching Tim go through all the AWESOME creations made by all the talented makers. Unbelievable!! I am always in awe! I am so grateful to be amongst these makers and friends. Click HERE to watch the Youtube LIVE replay.
Today, I am sharing the first of my makes, my little sewing kit, created using the new Vignette File Box. It’s an adorable little piece with added dividers that are stationary and a perfect little place to house all sorts of little things. I have a slight obsession for all sorts of vintage sewing notions, that was started from the memories I have of both my mom and grandmother. My grandmother was a seamstress & quilter, for many years and logged many, many hours in front of her sewing machine. My mother was a junker, maker and loved collecting any and all bits and pieces of vintage sewing notions and buttons. So, I’m sure you’ve guessed why I have a love for them so much. I was lucky enough to inherit their collections and have enjoyed continuing their love by adding to my own collection.
The new Vignette File Box is an adorable little box and perfect to hold various notions within it. I added a small pin cushion in the first section that I made using a vintage quilt square.
I love it and am excited to have it sit on my sewing table and remind me of both my Mom and Grandmother and the love that we shared. I have been so happy to read all the lovely stories that people have shared with me through comments left on my social media, and how this little sewing box stirred up many memories for them as well. What a wonderful thing!
Let’s get to the making…
Here’s a peek at the Card File Box. It comes with a file drawer pull that can be removed to then finish the wood with whatever you would like, then you can add it back to the front. I tell you, Tim and Paula always think out all the possibilities.. two smart cookies!
I removed the file pull and set it aside, then gave the vignette a very light coat of Dina Wakley White Gesso.
Using both the new Memoir Ephemera, Collage Tiles and Pocket Cards, I gathered pieces and began collaging them together with stitches, buttons and scraps of fabric and lace. I trimmed them down to fit the sides of the vignette and then stitched on a few buttons. Then, I adhered them to the box using distress collage medium.
I stitched together a small pin cushion using a vintage quilt square and stuffing, then fit it to stuff into the front section of the box.
I trimmed more pieces of ephemera and pocket cards to fit within the sections of the boxes, then adhered them with collage medium.
I trimmed a piece of the Backdrops 3 paper and adhered it to the bottom of the box.
After all the collaged sides of the box were adhered and dry. I added some of the “Strictly Hand Made” washiest tape around the edge of the box using a small amount of collage medium. Then, I lightly applied a bit of Walnut Stain Distress Crayon, and rubbed it into the sides using a damp finger and a damp waterbrush. I painted the File Drawer Pull then rubbed it with some Mushroom Alcohol Ink, then attached it back to the front using a couple Tacks.
I filled a salt shaker with vintage buttons and wrapped it with some cotton thread. I tied on a group of pearl buttons and tied on a small heart adornment. I gathered thread, a thimble, scissors, and some needles that I placed into an idea-ology corked vial, then added them all into the box. The pin cushion was stuffed into the front and some vintage pins were then added.
I stitched several buttons to an Ephemera card and wound a portion of lace to a one of the idea-ology Pocket Cards and attached with a pin. These were then stuffed into the back section of the box.
With that, my little file box was complete!
Thank you so much for stopping by, and keep an eye out, I’ll be posting more tutorials very soon.
Have a fabulous week!
Products used to create this make… Click Here to shop at Simon Says Stamp
idea-ology Vignette File Box, Memoir Ephemera, Number Strips Ephemera Snippets, Design Tape Trims, Collage Tiles, Pocket Cards, Backdrops Papers 3, Dina Wakley White Gesso, Mushroom Alcohol Ink
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