I created this vintage inspired sewing kit inside a vanity and I am quite proud of it (not boasting - just loving). I made a similar one for the market inside a vintage tin and really enjoyed the work of making each small item really special and so I decided to make another.
It is for sale and if you look at the photos below you will see every inch of it. I really poured love and care into it and I think that someone who loves vintage, sewing and old haberdashery items will be the perfect match for this navy little vanity. I hope you love it...
I decorated the top of the vanity with a 1950's Vogue Couture Pattern...such an elegant dame.
This is on the inside of the lid of the vanity. An embroidery frame filled with fabric, vintage pattern elements & a 'make do & mend' badge.
Glad you asked...
An old cigarette box which has been converted into a perfect button storage box. On top of the lid is a sweet tin with a tape measure inside.
Lots of lovely buttons inside the box.
An old pin box now holds threads with an old pattern picture on it as well as embroidery and a vintage glass button.
This old needle card is a real gem. Made is Czechoslovakia. It still has all of it's needles inside. Quite rare. It was slightly damaged so I added an original vintage pattern picture & vintage heart button.
A giant button & two vintage cotton reels. No sewing kit is complete without a giant button!
Pins & a pencil. The pinwheel has a pattern picture on it & a very cute button.
A pink pincushion with pins, hanger & scissor charms...just for fun. The flower pins are from Japan & are some of the most pretty I have found.
A really old wool cutter still in it's original packaging. It is made in Germany and still has the manual and two spare blades inside the box...quite special.
Perhaps this is the piece de resistance... The vanity still locks so I added a little keyring to the key. An old fashioned scissor charm on vintage binding. I love the little dogs & cats on it.
The vanity is still in a near perfect condition as is it's lining.
If you just love this special vanity then send me an email & I will quote you on postage. It is fairly light so I will get it weighed & send you the exact details. If you live in Durban - we can arrange delivery / collection.