Thanks for visiting my blog.

Het zou leuk zijn wanneer je een berichtje achterlaat. :-)
I would appreciate a little message. :-)

Hierbij wil ik Petra bedanken want dankzij haar geweldige site,, ben ik met de bouw van mijn poppenhuis begonnen.

Thanks to Petra. Without her nice site,, I would never been started with my doll house.

Ik probeer de dingen die ik maak zo goed mogelijk te omschrijven maar er kunnen soms typefoutjes in de tekst staan dus controleer van te voren even of het allemaal klopt.

The thing I create I put on my blog. Although I try to make no mistakes it's possible that something went wrong so please check before you make a copy.

vrijdag 19 juli 2013

Wooden reel of thread, Victorian pincushion, sewing machine oiler.

First a warm welcome to my new follower.

My sewing machine needs items you use while you sew.
So I asked a friend. Her mother died a few years ago and she collected a lot of her things.

She had an old wooden reel of thread and all kind of things. So she came over with her treasures.
I made a scan of those items so I can make them whenever I like.

I started with the reel of thread.

The weather changed. The sun was shining so I decided to work outside in the garden.
My first time of turning wood.
I took the old hand drill and put it in the vice.  I put a 0.3 cm diameter log in the hand drill. Then I took a file and hold it against the wood. Turned the wheel of the hand drill and voila.

I'm turning the wood.

Now I saw the spool off.

I had to sand the top and the bottom of the spool. That needs some more practicing. I have to make it a little thinner.

All the tools I used to make a spool.

The spool needs a small hole to put it on the sewing machine. My new hand drill was very useful for this drilling job.

The original reel of thread and my little ones.

The next item I call ijzergaren in Dutch. I don't know the English word for it. A very free translation is iron thread. 
I did scan the card and in Word I reduced it.

The big and small one. 

My friend also had a sewing machine oiler. I made one from the tin of a tealight and a needle.
I cut of the top and bottom of the needle.

These tools I used for the oiler.

Painted it with Humbrol Enamel MET 171 mixed with 133.

The original and my little one.

When I was a little child I loved butterflies. Especially the ones that were framed. I can hear you think what the ...
Butterflies and sewing items???
I want to make a Victorian pincushion.
So where can I find needles with the correct size.  I need an entomology store. So after googling I found a store in Belgium and ordered those needles.

The tools I used for the cushion.

The butterfly needles.... ;-)

Just glue the two beads on the the bead with pin. Cut down the pin. Make a ball of cotton wool.
Put some silk over the cotton wool and paint it with watercolor paint. And ready.

I also scanned a button card.

Material used, just a plastic binder of a bread bag. With the special pliers you can cut the buttons.
When you have the shape of the button, add 2 holes in it with a needle, and voila.
Wishing you all a nice weekend.