Inspired by Lilli M and Tante Tee (see my linksection for their address) I decided to share some of my sewing treasures with you. I inherited both my mother and my mother-in-law’s sewing box and they both contain some funny items.
Today I’ll show you some of the content of my mom’s box.
First there is this pin cushion. I’m sure it has a story to it, but I don’t know it. I just remember it always being there. I am not even sure who made it, my mom or one of my sisters (maybe they’ll respond and tell you). It is starting to look a bit ragged, so one of these days I should give the little guy a touch-up.
Then there is this round wooden thing. I am not even going to try and find what it is called in English but in Dutch it is called a stopvoet. I remember my mom using it when she was repairing holes in socks. And I still have some of the sock-reparing yarns she used too. There were five children in our family, and my mom was very frugal in nature (I guess that came from growing up during the war) so she did a lot of sock-stopping in her day.
Here is my button box. Isn’t it cute with that Delfts’blue look and the little boats and cows. It reminds me of Koetjesrepen (an old-fashioned Dutch brand of kiddies chocolate).
And here is an impression of the buttons that are in there. The majority is plain brown and black but there were some colourful ones in there too.
It was fun going through the sewing box like this. Most of these things are so familiar to me that I don’t even see the beauty anymore. And I didn’t know I actually had so many nice looking old buttons.
If you enjoyed it too, check in tomorrow when I show you some of the finds I did in my mother-in-law’s box.