Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Chirp chirp . . .

Says the little bird. Well at least that's what I thinks my little sewing bird would say if it could :)

For Christmas my mother got me a reproduction sewing bird. At the time I thought how beautiful, but not likely to get much use in my world. Ha! Then comes along the HSF challenges and here I am using it :)

I set it up at the kitchen table which had the right width and with my traveling sewing kit I was fully functional. That and catching up on my TiVo and I quickly and painlessly got through all the hand sewing for the regency over dress. What a super helpful tool!!! Totally going to use this little guy for all my hand sewing. The more I hand sew the more I love it!

My little repro bird came from The Victorian Trading Company. And is quite sturdy if a little on the small side.
http://www.victoriantradingco.com/store/catalogimages/9i/i1916.html

This museum site had a nice overview of the history of this sewing toolhttp://www.monmouthmuseum.org/sewingbirds.html

Really neat stuff and it would be cool to have a real one some day . . . 

7 comments:

  1. Those are great, and so handy!
    My mother recently gifted me one from the same company, and I love it.

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    1. Nice!! What great mothers we have :)

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  2. How handy! I've never seen one of those before, but I could DEFINITELY use it! I think I might gift one to myself! :)

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    1. You should go for it! It's totally worth it :)!

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  3. Chuck bought me a vintage one years ago - it really is the handiest thing!

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    1. Nice! It's kind of amazing to me how handy, how did I ever get this far in my sewing with out one?!

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