CRAFT CURIOS: Beautiful Buttonholes

May 10, 2015

Singer buttonholer buttonholes

When I go hunting around the second-hand and bric-a-brac markets I’m drawn to objects that have a connection to my past or my own interests. Based purely on emotion, those finds needn’t be practical or useful in any real sense. Found curiosities act as touchstones for me, reflecting a past and putting context to the […]

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CRAFT CURIOS: Mannequin of Mystery

December 8, 2014

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Welcome to my first Craft Curios post! One of my favorite pastimes is fossiking for hidden treasure amongst collectibles, bric-a-brac and junk markets. Over the years I have found many a splendid thing  – not always to do with sewing, but if I come across a vintage sewing book or a rare pattern find, it […]

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