Do you sew?

I don't but all the bits and bobs that go with sew fasinate me.   Little packs of needles, spools of thread and pretty pearl headed pins.  So when it came time to decorate/alter this mdf pot from SY Lincoln some of those things or images of them came to mind.   This would be a useful storage for any seamstress.

Painted the pot first with gesso and then with Green Viva Inca Gold.  Then some stamping and heat embossing.  The scissors are a Kaisercraft stamp, also from SY Lincoln.   The others are Sam Poole apart from the sewing machine on the next picture which is a Tanda stamp.   Sizzlits die cuts for the second set of scissors and the needles and threads.

Colouring with DI as a water colour and Whisper pens.   Pin wheel is naturally real most of the pins are accessible!   Buttons little reels of thread and ribbon picked up here and there along the way.

There are a couple of challenge's I'd like to enter this into
Ali-Craft - A new monthly challenge site offering a scummy Graphic 45 set as the prize, they also have a DT call going on.   For the first challenge the theme is 'Open'.

Country View Craft's - for their 4th challenge the theme is Die Cuts.


  1. oh wow .. i absolutely love this .. i love anything habedashery and sewing related .. love the colour too
    Lisa x

  2. WOW, this is fantastic, it would look great on my sewing table... I love it Zoe xx

  3. wow great project, lovely thing to keep on the sewing table;-))m

  4. Oooh, Zoe! That is brilliant! Love the colours and vintage feel. Maybe I should have a go at that, then I might get motivated to turn up all the trousers that are in my sewing pile! That is the problem with coming from such a short family!

  5. What a fabulous altered ploy Zoe. I love all the stamps and additions and you know it is one of my most favourite themes. Thanks for choosing to enter it into the Country View Challenge this month.
    Have a great week.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  6. Great idea Zoe--I sew and stuff is all over the place so something like this might be a good idea for me and a nice craft idea as well

    Love Chrissie xx

  7. Hi Zoe
    great project, just love anything altered

    Thanks for sending it to our new blog challenge

  8. Love the stamps and a great idea.

  9. Love it Zoe and that stamp is gorgeous !
    Von ♥

  10. Fabulous project, thanks for joining in our first challenge over on the Ali-Craft Blog. Heidi x

  11. I was dressmaking from a very young age (wish I was still up to it lol) This would be a perfect gift for any kind of sewer, and something to be treasured Hugs lin

  12. what a clever make and so useful too!
    thanks for joining us at country view crafts challenge x Trace x


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