Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Junk Lovin Wednesday

Well, this week's installation is modest...a 'Crafter's bag'!
I like the vellum bag...I can recycle this! 


"PURSEnalities inc."; a mag of bag and purse patterns, kits and accessories.  Not sure, but guessing circa 1960s.  The address is 1619 Grand Avenue, Baldwin, New York 11510.  I wonder what's at that address now?

Rick-Rack (keep); thread (keep); empty wood thread spools (keep); buttons (keep)...the tiny white ones are great for cloth doll clothes; needles for hand sewing (keep).  The sewing pamphlets and other things will get Freecycled.

Until next time...Peace and Junk Love!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I'm a Junk Gypsy

I LOVE junk shops, or uh thrift stores!  Who doesn't?  So many different ideas for items that once, 'used to be something else', or reviving old items to their 'original' use.

I sometimes find Junk Love at the end of someone's driveway.  That would be the case this time.  Going to visit my friend, this was right at her front door...on the way out to the end of her driveway!


It's not in the best of condition, nor works properly.


I'm going to clean this machine up!  I plan to remove the motor and will purchase a hand crank conversion kit.  I will also build a box for it to live in.  My 7-year old daughter LOVES sewing on hand cranks and this one will be her very own!

Also, while on this visit, my friend and I checked out an antique shop and I found these vintage embroidery design cloths/fabrics tucked away in a basket on a shelf.  These will be good 'sitting' projects (you know, doctor/dentist's office visits, etc.).




Until next time...Peace and Junk Love!