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Sunday, 30 December 2012

Dressmakers emporium

This is a house box I bought back in September and its been lurking about in here ever since. I did start it before Christmas but had to abandon it to do Christmas stuff. I painted in with gesso and then pink acrylic paint then lined the shelves with some sewing themed papers, covered the edges with washi tape. Added bits of ric rac, lace and tape measure ribbon to the front edges and stuck buttons round the eaves. Most of the pieces on the shelves are from my old haberdashery collection.The dressmaker figure is a Kaisercraft stamp and the sign she is holding is a S'dees set
This is the top shelf, old cotton reels, large button,some old scissors and the metal thing that says blindfold is a needle threader !
On these shelves, a little bottle with tiny buttons in,thimbles,thread and part of  an old suspender
Here we have old needle packets,some old buttons and a reel with some ribbon
Bottom row has a pin cushion made from a bottletop, tapemeasure and spool with some fabric swatches and the last one is two little pots of sequins and some sequins on a card although they don't show up very well. Finally added the dressmaker and a pair of scissors to the front.  All the bits and pieces are just held in with blu tac so I can change them when I get bored with it ( or when it gets too dusty even for me !)

Fashionable Stamping - Surprise us ( anything goes)


  1. This is very cool. I have one similar that I want to do with my miniature bears.

  2. Joan this is wonderful, so "YOU" with all the haberdashery stuff! Great job, you've been very busy!!

  3. Houses always lend themselves to the vintage dressmaking theme so beautifully and this is certainly beautiful with all those tiny details.
    Thank you for sharing this stunning piece with us at FSC.

  4. This is gorgeous Joan and I love that put things in with blue tac so that you can change it - that was inspired! Hugs, Anne x

    PS - Hope you have a Happy New Year

  5. Wow, this is so gorgeous Joan, love all the details and sewing elements.
    Hope you and your family have a good New Year.
    Yvonne x
    p.s. A belated thank you for the wonderful Christmas card. xx

  6. Hi Joan, This is fabulous, love all your little details, and a great idea with the Blu tac, although I don't think I would tire of looking at this.
    Thanks for joining our 'Surprise Us' at FSC.
    Wishing you a Very Happy New Year.
    Avril xx

  7. oh wow this is amazing.. i love it .. so many details
    Happy New Year to you
    Lisa x

  8. Terrific project Joan. Happy New Year, Annette x

  9. Wow, that'a a breathtaking project with fantastic elements. Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight and a happy New Year.

  10. A beautiful project Joan and a great surprise for the FSC challenge, thanks for sharing it with us.
    May 2013 bring you everything you could wish for yourself and more.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  11. Hello Joan,

    Just wanted to say a somewhat belated Happy New Year to you and wish you all the best for 2013.

    B x


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