Savage Mill- Part 2- Antiques !

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  1. Leslie says:

    Oh, DROOL!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love old sewing things (I keep buying old sewing boxes and digging through them to find interesting treasures and beautiful old graphics – which is why I have a lot more sewing stuff than I need!) But I have to say that the doll is my favorite.

    • AliciaS says:

      You really must be my sister from another mister. lol If there is a sewing basket at a price I can afford, and especially with stuff in it, I WILL buy it. I also buy boxes and lots of sewing stuff. It’s a strange life I lead… Isn’t the doll just the sweetest thing. You don’t often see a doll that looks like such a motherly lady (aka carrying some extra fluff lol) and especially to seem handmade, and well loved. I knew if I didn’t get her I’d regret it.

      • Leslie says:

        Right now I’m sorting out some of my extra sewing things for an antiques-and-collectibles flea market next month. I can barely stand to let anything go! I’ve got some of those plastic sewing boxes with the tray and the handle, and I’m refilling them with random stuff so I can sell them to someone else who wants the fun of going through them.

        By the way, I know you are still missing some Workbasket magazines. I have some that I’m planning to take to the flea market. If there are any you need, let me know. I won’t be specific because they’re tied in bundles, but I have 7 from 1967, 1 from 1969, 9 from 1970, 11 from 1971, 4 from 1973, 8 from 1976. If there are any from those years that you need, I can pull them from the bundles. I also have 10 Pack-o-Fun magazines from 1973 and 1974 (what a neat magazine that is).

        One of the things I’m going to be selling is old transfer patterns, for linens, dishtowels, etc.. Some of them seem to have been pulled from the centers of what I assume was Workbasket, but some came in envelopes from Workbasket – a whole bunch of them in each envelope. And others are from different companies. Honestly, the beautiful things that people used to make! I’m figuring I’ll try to sell them at $1 for the larger sheets and 50 cents for the little Workbasket ones. Who knows, somebody may be inspired.

        A couple of years ago I bought a set of days-of-the-week dishtowels that were made in China, and they’re just nothing like as nice as the old handmade ones that I have. We really need to start teaching children needlecraft when they’re young. Just look at those antique samplers sewn by 8 and 9 year olds! A few years ago one of the kindergarten teachers came down to borrow my emergency sewing kit because her students did not know what a needle and thread were. Isn’t that sad? (Or have I already told you that?)

        • AliciaS says:

          Oh Boyyyyyyy! A flea market just for antiques and collectibles? I’m glad you’re not local! I would no doubt go broke and fill my house, although I should really be selling at one instead of buying!
          I can’t remember if you told me the needle story or not, but I believe it! I’ll check my collection for which years I need. Will let you know!

          • Leslie says:

            I found a few more bundles of Workbasket.

            2 from 1963
            3 from 1964
            3 from 1965
            10 from 1966
            10 from 1974
            9 from 1975

  2. Leslie says:

    I just thought of something: We should open a chain of craft clubs called Workbasket. People could come in, choose a project from mold craft magazines, and buy just the amount of stuff they need to make it, use the equipment that’s in the shop, then sit around drinking tea, eating finger sandwiches and cookies, and working on projects while chatting.

    (I know big stores like JoAnn’s have classes, but it looks to me as if you have to buy a whole bunch of stuff to start with. My way, people would pay a membership fee and for any supplies they use up but get to use the tools for free. Probably wouldn’t make much money, if any, but think what nice friends one would make; and what craft addicts one might create.

    • Leslie says:

      That would be *old* craft magazine, not mold. Ours would be unmoldy.

      • AliciaS says:

        We have “Maker Spaces” here that work like that. Not the old magazines part, but the rest of it. One day when I open my store I totally plan to have a studio/hangout area!

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