Friday, May 23, 2008

Tiny Bits in the Sewing Room


Doesn't sewing leave you with tiny bits too beautiful to throw away? I've taken to storing mine in the jars from our Bonne Maman jam. Snippets of rickrack, short lengths of bias binding, inches of lace. Time to trim some very small things!

13 comments:

Davene said...

You know, I bet if Giles took a picture of your trash, he could even make that look beautiful! ;)

I admire how resourceful you are--not only keeping things that might come in handy, but having them organized and accessible so that you can actually find them when you need them!

Beverly said...

Love those Bonne Maman jars.

Polly said...

When I saw the photo, before I read your text, I thought "she buys Bonne Mamam, too!" I *LOVE* those jars and keep them as well. Although I haven't thought to store sewing bits in them.

I love their uniformity and the cheerful checked lids. The contents are yummy, too.

Mama Bear said...

Doll clothes trimming, perhaps? I've been lurking your site for some time and have always loved the photography - I was recently totally shocked to learn the photography was done by Giles! Very impressed.

Miss Riya said...

I don't like parting with my little treasures either. I would love to keep them,but I usually give them to my seven yr. old. You would think by her response that I had just given her a bucket of gold...sigh...priceless!
;-) p.s. your blog is one of my favorites.

Anonymous said...

I save and store in my Bonne Maman jars, too!

Those, and Smucker's Peanut Butter, which has a lovely brown gingham rim -- unfortunately marred by the logo on top.

deb meyers

Paula said...

What a good idea! I had been saving them all up for when my daughter is old enough to be crafty, and because I cannot BEAR to part with even a scrap of pretty calico.

Storybook Woods said...

How funny I have been buying this jam (I bought two jars on sale yesterday) for the same reason. Clarice

Gombojav Tribe said...

I guess I'm not the only one who has discovered these lovely jars! I use them for everything. I have so many they are our drinking glasses. Perfect for when the children don't finish their milk or juice. I put a top on it and save it for later. I also take them on picnics and outings. Makes me feel good not to buy plastic water bottles.

Cheryl (Copper's Wife) said...

They look like jars of jewels in the windows!

Daughter of the King said...

What a great idea...
Deby

good_to_be_home said...

What a good idea, to recycle those cute jam jars. YUM!

MacCárthaigh Family said...

It's a pretty photo and a good idea.
Ruth

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