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Friday, October 26, 2018

Once A Trinket Box ...

Hello my dear friends,

yes, this is another one of those "late posts" today.
 I should have shared this months ago but it again didn't happen.

I just love it, when I see something and right away an idea pops into my mind and then a little while later, I am looking at the actual finished item. That is what happened when I saw an the old tarnished trinket box that I had posted back in March.

You can read about it here if you like ...

Today I am finally sharing what I did to said trinket box.What once was once a old metal trinket/jewelry box has now become something "new" and useful  again.

I started by replacing that ugly "plastic velvet" lining which made such a huge difference. I used a high quality muslin fabric that was natural and not bleached for the new lining. Not having done this before, it was a bit of a challenge for me at first but once I sat back and thought a little, things worked out just fine.

(Thankfully I had enough clothes pegs to assist me doing so.)

Slowly but surely the picture in my mind started to appear on my worktable just the way I wanted it too. It has become one of my newest creations. I turned that plain and outdated trinket box into a lovely and neat sewing caddy.

 I named it ...

... "Simply Sew Pretty".

And I think it is the perfect name for this creation!

The lid is now embellished with a bow made from crinkled seam binding joined by a piece from a vintage doily and some sparkle but that is not all.

The inside of the lid has become a pincushion, made from the same muslin fabric and  also embellished with seam binding and a bit of vintage sparkle.

 Gone is the tacky red plastic velvet.

 Now the inside looks like this!
So much better but there is more!

Since it is a sewing caddy, it needs certain things to live in it.

And those little things are  ...

... a pair of vintage scissors and an old thimble.

A little fabric strawberry filled with crushed walnut shells ...

...to sharpen those needles and pins.

And last but not least ...

... a little needle book ...

... to hold those needle safe.

This unwanted piece has now become a lovely treasure and on top of it, a useful one too.
Perfect again in each and every way.

I hope you have enjoyed my newest creation that I have shared with you today. I had so much joy making it and I am looking forward to making something like this in the future again. Actually ... I have already found a few pieces to work with!

As of right now, this creation is reserved. I will post if this should change.

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

Have a peaceful and creative day.


  1. So, so pretty. Your work is exquisite!

  2. I saw this earlier on Etsy..some lucky person already had bought it. It's really
    another beautiful creation.

  3. Karen this is beyond beautiful! I love to see where your talent and imagination take you, and this is breath taking!!!

  4. Beautiful work Karen!! I love the whole set. Vintage gorgeousness. And I see it has already vanished from your Etsy!?
    Thanks for sharing~ Hugs, karen o

  5. Oh, be still my heart . . . this is stunning :)