As a lover of nearly all things vintage, I also love the history behind that vintage stuff. There are certain themes or ideas that appeal to me, even though I have a hard time applying that theme or idea to my own life.
One such theme is vintage sewing items.
A little backstory on my reverence/fear: I come from a long line of non-sewers. My Grammie, who will be 87 in August, was a young wife in 1945. When my mom arrived just a year later, she wanted to learn how to sew some baby clothes. After several attempts, the instructor very politely told my Grammie that "perhaps sewing isn't for you." This comes as no surprise, as even my great-grandmother didn't sew.
Fast forward about 26 years to when my mom has already had me and my sister (we're only 13 months apart). It was the early Seventies and my mom thought that making our clothes would be an economical alternative. We each got one outfit and then we promptly went outside and sat on a log full of tar. I think my mom decided that all of the swearing and sweat she'd put into those outfits, only to have them ruined in one day, wasn't that economical after all.
I may not be able to sew, but I LOVE using vintage sewing stuff in my art! (Oh, and if you've read this far, perhaps you'll be one of the few privvy to some info - check out the caption on the collage for more info on the giveaway!):
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