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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Wooden Sewing Thread Spool Christmas Ornaments and things she loves Play Room

My dear friend and neighbor has a room in her house that is really her "Playhouse".
It is a small room located just off the entry and may have been designed for an office or a very small formal living room.

This beautiful, blue-eyed cat is Jasmine ... along with Clyde and Sunshine, they think this is their room. Clyde was under the tree so could not get his picture. Sunshine was out basking in the sun.

Besides being the kindest lady I know, I might say she is pretty talented too.
This is all about recycling, re-purposing and things she loves.

For a few years, she has been making Christmas tree decoration
using the old wooden sewing thread spools. She must have hundreds and still making them.
Very interesting ... recycling ... and creative.
This would be a good craft for kids to stir their imagination.

You can click the pictures to enlarge them.  
Part from a beaded dress............................................................Buttons, beads, ribbon, yarn, chain.

As you will see ... she uses old jewelry, buttons, sewing scraps, laces, ribbon, yarn and just about anything to decorate these old wooden spools. Sometimes she lets the color of the thread shine through and become part of the color.

This tree is loaded with spool ornaments she has made.

As you can see in the background, her room is just full of treasures. I just had to take some pictures to show you. On the floor, on a Christmas rug, is a train that her great grandson loved at Christmas.

She display her costume jewelry just by pinning them to pillows.

Love this green depression glass tall stemmed sugar bowl.

These two dolls were in a doll trunk in the attic of a house her sister bought. She gave them to her.
Very old and in perfect condition. The clothes on the big doll are cashmere and not a hole in them.

 This beautiful, huge, antique, wooden dough bowl belonged to her Father.
She has it filled with dried roses, flowers and butterfly vine seed pods. Little birds in there too.

Yes, these seed pods look just like a butterfly. Some dried brown and some green.
Look closely ... this bloom is the shape of a butterfly. I think the seed is in the middle section.

She has spools and supplies in a box ready to made into beautiful decoration when she has a few minutes.

Such fun to go in someone's Playroom that has so many lovely things and feel her joy as she tells you about everything. 

What is your fun recycling craft?

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  1. It is really lovely having such a kind and thoughtful neighbor. Those spool decorations are beautiful, a Happy New Year to you yours and your Neighbor, Blessings!

  2. What a wonderful space! And Jasmine is is pretty :)

  3. I love those spool decorations and I'm inspired to hunt out my wooden spools and transform them!

  4. This is so homey, loving and oh so perfect. I can see why you were compelled to share her special room. Love the idea of the wooden spools for ornaments too. AND Jasmine --- I think I'm in love with her eyes.

  5. Your friend's spool ornaments are darling! Love her creativity which would be a great children's craft.
    Mary Alice

  6. Wow! What a collection. Such a fun idea too.
    My fun recycling craft? I like crocheting rugs and baskets out of old sheets or t-shirts (my new favorite fabric) Keeps them out of the landfill and uses up some things that just 'donation worthy'. So people wouldn't think it fun, because it can be hard work at some point...but I like seeing the old become something new!

  7. Audrey,
    Wishing you a very Happy and Healthy New Year!! Love the spools!! I did pick up some on clearance in A.C. Moore's so I really love the inspiration!!


  8. What a beautiful way to use spools. This reminds me of my mother...she did things like this.
    Thanks so much for sharing her lovely talent and BEAUTIFUL Christmas tree....
    xoxo bj

  9. I just obtained a sizeable bunch of wooden spools from a neighbor. Thanks for the ideas for next Christmas!

  10. I love to decorate spools - these are so wonderful. Very creative of her to vary the styles and colors. Thank you for introducing us to your friend.

  11. The Spool Ornament Collection is so Creative and Beautiful!

    Happy New Year from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian


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