A while ago I started searching in my own stash to see what i had for myself. I've inhereted my Mom's old sewing box that my dad made for here before they got married.
I even have a pic of my Mum sewing with the box in front of her!
The pic of my Mum is a bit tiny, but all i could do was either this or a blurry replica.
Luckily Ikea provided shadowboxes and now these are in my sewingroom
In the embroidery hoop (that was mine when I was 8 or 10) there's a wooden thingy that looks like a seamripper. It is, in fact, a very tiny chrochet like hook, used for mending those ever so valuable and scarce panty stockings, just after WW2.
The bigger wooden darning thing was from my MIL. She was always keeping up appearances and that thing was for....mending gloves. Very typical for her to have!
Remember my HUGE pinking shears? Fits exactly next to the wooden chrochethook case. I have found more and will need another shadowbox!
Nice thing is that i now can enjoy my old stuff every day instead of them being tucked away in a box. In real life it looks nicer than on a flipped pic; you'll have to take my word on that:)
A trip to the goodwillstore brought me an old iron that's a perfect bookend.
..and I found my own childhood/play beige Singer Sewhandy sewingmachine again. Yeey. She get's along perfect with my Featherweight.
More later when I recieve my impulsively bought item...