Flea Market Finds

Yesterday I went to Texarkana with my best friend Stephanie. She’ll be leaving me before long to start her new job in ‘the big city!’ Sad face! So we went flea market shopping to find some furniture pieces for her new apartment! 

Matthew tagged along with us to help us find the one flea market she really wanted to go to. We went to this one that I’ve never heard of and I found a few things I *had* to have! 

This little wooden spool. It’s bigger than all the ones I have which made it more appealing to me! I love wooden spools- they look better than the plastic ones and they work great to leave out at events when I’m sewing. 

This little saucer. It’s blue, it’s old, it’s perfect. 

I saw this little basket and knew it was coming home with me. I use baskets for all sorts of things, and they go nicely with my reenacting things! 

I’m changing up my room style and this is the ‘theme’ I’m going for. I want a more cottage/country/romantic room style. This patchwork quilt was exactly what I had in mind for my room! I love it! 

So these were my thrifter treasures that came home with me! Do y’all like to go flea market shopping?


Quiet Sewing Time

Today is my last day off in my mini-vaca time. I’ve enjoyed my time off immensely! During my time off I’ve been doing a lot of what I call ‘quiet sewing time.’ When I was little I would have ‘quiet reading time’ or ‘quiet playing time.’ Now that I’m older I like to have quiet sewing time! 

There is nothing like sitting at my sewing table and working on projects! 

I’ve been embroidering little designs on table things for the tea I’m hosting on Saturday. 

Here is one of the edges. I love how it turned out! 

Sewing Tip by Chloe’- To save much needed thread I use a bobbin of a different, but complementary color. This is the back stichthing of the previous picture. 

This is the right side of my sewing table. It’s a little messy but look at my wooden spools! 

I have a small, mental storage shelf I keep by my sewing table. It holds various sewing supplies and office supplies for me. 

This was a sad day. My cat messed with this bobbin and I had to cut all this thread off of it. 

Hemming up the tablecloth edges! I’ll do a post on how to make easy tablecloths! 

Do any of y’all have time dedicated to ‘quietly sew?’

Finished Chemise! 

After a year I have finally, completely finished my 1860’s chemise! 

I added a yellow Greek key design to the bottom hem of the chemise. I shortened it a few months ago so I could wear it better without it bunching up. 

The finished chemise! Oh it feels so good to have another unfinished project under my belt!