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Friday, September 15, 2017

A Beautiful Piece To Work With ...

Hello my dear friends,

 a little while ago I was very fortunate to come across a very beautiful tarnished treasure that had be become mine and it did! I normally don't often work with bigger pieces but this one was a must for me. In the past I have used old cookie cutters, butter dishes and lids and turned them into these lovely pincushions.

My newest treasure is a step up from these and I am so buzzed to be working with it hopefully soon.

And this is my newest treasure ...

... it is an antique silver plate biscuit tin/barrel. 
It is Victorian and it was made in the early 1900's "just down the road" in Toronto and is now over 100 years old. It is all tarnished and so beautiful!

From the moment I saw this neat piece, I knew exactly what I am going to turn it into!


Not only is the lid just right to become a pincushion but the jar itself is beyond perfect because of it's wide opening. You are able to place things inside it and take them easily back out again. Things like  scissors, measuring tape, thread and thimble would happily live in this neat tarnished treasure ... so it is a done deal for me ... a sewing caddy it will be! I just need to work out the "small print" ... which colors to use and which fabric and whatever else I want to do/make for it. Once done I will of course share it with all of  you.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by here at Todolwen and visit me. It is always so nice when you do so and I hope you will come back sometime soon.

I hope you are well my dear friends and life is treating you kind.

Have a peaceful and creative day.


  1. You hit a gold mine once again! I think you must hit all the thrift stores just ahead of me because I have never yet found anything half as wonderful as the things you scoop up. I look every time I go and all I ever see is the 'artificial' silver that isn't half as nice. Can't wait to see what you create with this!

  2. This piece is so neat!!!!! I can hardly wait to see the finished product. Happy creating.