Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Sewing Tray Swap

Here's my sewing tray for a swap on Fabric in Altered Arts 2.  The mail date for the swap is September but I decided to get it finished.  My DH had knee replacement surgery a few days ago and I am his caregiver and driver for the next 6 weeks.  May not have lots of time for swaps with nurses and physical therapists visiting our home and doctor's visits.   He is recovering nicely here at home and we are thankful for that.

The tray is made from a picture frame.  I removed the photo from the frame and replaced it with part of a vintage quilt top.  I purchased the top at a antique store a number of years ago.   I also added vintage seam binding packaging.   My DH drilled holes for the handles prior to his surgery.   Vintage wooden thread spools are used for the handles.  I attached a pair of small sewing scissors.

The back of the sewing tray is covered with foam core board and scrapbook paper.  I love this paper and have used it for a number of projects.  It is by Graphic 45.   I made a matching pincushion to include in the swap.


T's Daily Treasures said...

Glad to hear your hubby is okay after surgery. Wishing him continued strength and healing.

Your sewing tray is lovely. Great idea to get it done ahead of time. I am ever the procrastinator. :/

Have a good day. Tammy

Betsy said...

What a great idea! Your embelleshments are so sweet and I love the spool handles. Very clever.

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Hi Pam,

Your sewing tray turned out really nice. I just bought my frame and will be working on my tray soon for the swap.
Hope your husband is doing better with each passing day.