Friday, April 10, 2015

Sewing Notions (in Transparent Boxes)

I'm experimenting with using old double-deck playing card boxes to display vintage sewing notions. I like the see-through boxes, but their plastic faces are scratched. Of course the sewing notions are worn too--I got them all at the Thrift Store, mostly 50 cents/each.

Time warp: most (? anyway, a lot) of the notions were made in the USA, England, or West Germany. 
I'm  not sure what I'm going to do with these... collages/assemblages, when they're done.
Sell them on Etsy? Give them away? 
If nothing else, I could keep them for a while and then donate them back to the Thrift Store.
I don't know, I'm just enjoying assembling them.

I also don't know what to write "About Me" on my profile, now I'm won't be working in Activities anymore.
Just now I wrote "notions scrubbed and sorted into little packets", which is actually true but sounds too Manic Pixie Dream Girl: "I paid the cab driver in buttons!"

(I know I'm not a MPDG even though I put buttons in boxes because I don't listen to the Smiths.) 

I'm leaving it for now.  

This one ^ includes a Band-Aid I found in an old sewing case.  
P.S. Photos taken with laptop PhotoBooth---I still haven't replaced my broken camera.


Zhoen said...

Vintage Assemblages. Charming and lovely, very etsy-worth.

Fresca said...

Thanks, I like them too.

Julia said...

Love them! They are little works of art on their own! They capture that snapshot feeling that the best of donations have, of a moment paused and waiting for the next person to continue it.

I am glad you are taking photos of them, regardless of their next movements.h

The Crow said...

An art project? A collage of sewing boxes, or a stand alone, because as Zhoen and Julia have pointed out, they are pieces of art. Evocative of times, people and places of the past, of memory, of the heart.

Memory boxes. Some aspect of your art has been affected by or connected to your work with the sewing group. Art therapy at its finest - making connections, on multiple levels.