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    Posted 7 years ago

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    i love the old english sewing etuis that i see on ebay -- but a thousand dollars a pop -- just is not in the cards for me -- so being the little red hen that i am -- i decided to design and make my own -- of course my chicks have long since left the nest -- but i have ted -- sometimes he can be such a kid -- ok autumn get on with it and do what you came to do -- post the etui

    on this one i used a bohemian cut glass hinged egg trinket box -- purchased some antique sewing tools -- on ebay -- where else -- the tweezers are new and the little blue strawberry i made and filled with mt st helene's ash for sharping needles -- ash and sand are great for sharping -- but not for storing needles as they rust due to the moisture the contents pick up from the humidity in the home -- i thought i was such a clever one when it came to me to put a tiny magnet in the bottom of the seam ripper and then another in the thimble -- solves the problem of the thimble falling out when you open the egg -- it is really hard to be a cool cat when your on hands and knees on the floor searching for the dang thimble -- attached the berry to the scissors with a tassel -- everyone knows who that pair of scissors belongs to in class

    thanks to all for the kind words of encouragement you have given us on are other postings

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    1. chinablue chinablue, 7 years ago
      What a great idea! Pretty and functional.. it doesn't get any better than that. :-)
    2. ItalianGlassDecor ItalianGlassDecor, 7 years ago
      Hi Epson

      A stunningly created Bohemian flash cut glass Etui from around the late 19th century. Cobalt blue glass is one of my favourites and a great piece

    3. epson233 epson233, 7 years ago
      thanks darlenedio -- the etuis are made for local artisan shows -- check out the half doll i just posted called sexy sadie let me know what you think of her ---- would be happy to visit with you on designing and making the etuis if you are interested as i teach classes here in vancouver --
    4. epson233 epson233, 7 years ago
      thanks to all for the loves

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