Monday, February 16, 2009

The Mending Duck

I keep all my hand sewing, or "mending," tools in this little duck-shaped box I call the "Mending Duck."
Inside the box are my tiny little Gingher scissors, my thimbles, needles, a box of pins, a tiny seam ripper and, alas, some needle threaders, because I just can't seem to thread a needle as quickly as I used to.If a button falls off a piece of clothing, I put it in the box too, so I will won't lose it. (of course, then I forget what it belongs to...)

I bought this little box over 25 years ago in California. It is paper-mache and I think it was made in Thailand. The head broke off, and I glued it back on, but otherwise it's in pretty good shape. Strangely, though, this little box lives in my bedroom, rather than my sewing studio.

5 comments:

Mal* said...

I love seeing people's tools like this. Thank you for sharing!

Judith said...

They say "a place for everything and everything in its place. So your duck is your place and you know where everything is, so easy to find. Wish I was so organised.

AverettLadyNana said...

What a neat box! Good idea to keep it where it is handy for a quick repair.

Quiltdivajulie said...

It is in the bedroom because that is where most of the buttons fall off... at least at my house!

ROZ said...

I have a dish with a pelican on the top, and I use it to store my smaller earrings.