Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Would you take this on a trip?

Pack this in your bag?


Or maybe this?


A small piece of luggage would be easier to carry!


So what do these have in common?


Do they resemble the small plastic box full of sewing notions?


They are ALL sewing kits!



Aren’t they adorable!

 I found this one at the Thrift store this week!


Isn’t it sweet? (and it’s stamped JAPAN inside!)


So now I have a collection.....

3 little sewing kits!

And while I was at the Thrift store

a lady walked in with an unusual ‘scarf’!


It’s a ‘night monkey’ and was tiny and cute

but a little scary! heehee!

One lady said, “NOW I’ve seen EVERYTHING!“



Come to Florida if you’re cold

or if you want to see a monkey!  island



quiltingnana said...

Just came home from FL and I miss it so much

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Love your sewing kit collection!!!
I'll pass on the monkey! :-)

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Those sewing kits are adorable! Great finds Diane!

Shellbelle said...

These are so darn cute! What a lovely item to collect, hope you find a bunch more.

My vintage sewing kit is an old Almond Roca tin, filled with all my grandmother's darning and embroidery notions. She kept it by her easy chair and when I would visit, she'd pull it out and teach me how to darn socks and embroider pillow cases. I've had it now for forty-six years and still love to pull it out and go through her things, knowing she touched each item.

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Adorable, simply adorable! Would love to come to Florida about now. This was the time I truly loved living there! XO

Orange Blossom Boutique said...

I love the little sewing kits, so cute! My friends had a monkey, and it grew up to be incredibly mean. They had to give her to a zoo. She sure was cute when she was little, though! We see monkeys when we take the boat on the Silver River! They live in the wild here!

Della said...

Oops, forgot I had been blogging!

ShirleyC said...

How cute are those! I need to pay more attention to things that don't look to be of interest to me!
Now the monkey would scare me - a little!

Cyndi said...

Oh Diane, those little sewing kits are sooooo adorable. I especially love the little tiger/kitty one. Just too cute. And I don't believe I've ever gone into a store and seen a woman "wearing" a monkey...that's a bit odd! But the little monkey is cute. Wonder what she does when it has to go potty? :o)

I'll be on the lookout now for little sewing kits whenever I go antiquing, keeping you in mind!

Have a great day!



Anonymous said...

Love your little sewing kits!! I have a pair of scissors just like the ones in your kits.
That little monkey is too cute!! I've seen folks carrying them around at craft fairs, but never in a store before.

GailinVirginia said...

Would I carry it with me or pack bet:)

What a nice post to teach us to "think out of the box"...

Thanks for sharing, I love these.

xinex said...

The sewing kits are adorable and the monkey is really adorable! I am visiting in FL but I do not see any monkey here except for my grandson's stuffed animal ....Christine

Mama Zen said...

I never get to see a monkey at the thrift store. Never!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

How cute those little sewing kits are! ♥

flyingbeader said...

Those are just adorable. I have a small collection of Scottie/dog measuring tapes & some time take one of my little treasure with me to a class.

As for wearing a would definitely NOT do that.

Donnie said...

That collection sure won't take up any room. I think I would be a bit startled on seeing that little monkey though he is cute.

Pamela said...

Cute sewing kits!
Was that a real monkey???

Annie said...

Love the sewing kits, Ooh and that monkey is delightful. Sometimes I wear my ragdoll cat around my neck as a scraft....but never outside the house :)

Toyin O. said...

What a cute monkey:)

Dianne said...

Those sewing kits are too cute! The wine fest is again this Saturday. If you're in the neighborhood, stop by. I's love to meet you!

Elyse said...

adorable sewing kits! looks like a wild time in florida! LOL


I Love Pretty Little Things said...

Those sewing kits are the Most Adorable!!! Very charming. :)
And, that lady's scarf- Yikes! Was it alive or stuffed? Either way- Ohhhh Myyyy
Enjoy your wonderful and warm Florida weather. I heard that we have another big snow storm coming. It is going to be 0 today, -15 with the wind chill. I cannot WAIT FOR SPRING!!!

Catherine Holman said...

What cute little sewing kits and that's one scary looking monkey.
Would you mind sending a little warm weather my way? I'm having a giveaway so stop by!

bj said...

Cute kits...the monkey is cute, too, but have heard they are MEAN. I can't believe people that get so close to a wild animal. I remember, not too many years ago, a "pet" monkey just about ate the owner's friend's face off. Scary!!

Terry said...

Howdy Sweetie
Oh my gosh those are so cute !!!!
Love the Monkey :)
A truly unexpected moment .
Sometimes those are the best kind .
Thank you for sharing your found treasures with us.
Take care and have a blessed Valentines .
Until next time
Happy Trails

Velva said...

love the sewing kits! Love the monkey. I am always amazed at the random observations that can be made in public.


Micki said...

The sewing kits are so adorable, esp. the cat one. What great finds!

Karen said...

Those really are adorable.. and so is the monkey!!! OMG I love him!... what a face! They are really only good pets for the people who know what they are doing with them, and sadly some don't end up in good hands.

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Diane,
Those sewing kits are just the cutest. The monkey is cute too. You never know what you might see anymore. It was perfect that you had your camera handy.
Love this creative post sweet friend.
Have a great evening.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Carol said...

Cute sewing kits, adorable! The monkey is cute but I wouldn't want to go shopping with it!

Lallee said...

How cute! I would never have guessed those were sewing kits.

Love of the Sea said...

Oh my gosh - that little monkey is something else. Was he friendly? He looks very intense!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

The sewing kits are adorable. I can't believe she brought her monkey shopping. I am so ready to escape the cold and we have a flight to Orlando this afternoon!

mrs. c said...

My dear friend, Brenda, from Ladybug Dreams, made me a lovely sewing kit that I use all the time! I must say that I have never, ever seen a monkey in a thrift store but I sure would like too!

Janean said...

stinkin' adore the sewing kits....

strongly dislike the eyes of that monkey (sorry, night monkey-lovers - it scares me). girl, i'd have run outta the store and missed the great finds. LOL!!!!

JG said...

What cute sewing kits you have!

Have to admit, we do not see many living scarves while shopping. :)

Anxiety Cause said...

I truly adore your handy sewing kit!

Becca said...

Those sewing kits are so cute. That one reminds me of my orange kitties!