Small House is two sisters. Small House is Valerie Marchand and Heather Marchand. Both work out of their home studios in Torontom, Ontario. Any given day you will find either or both sisters sewing, drawing, painting, gluing and cutting. Both Valerie and Heather have educations in Fine Arts and are most happy when creating something. Aesthetics and function are carefully considered concerning all items made for Small House.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Crafting Curio Cabinet

Score no.2 from the Horder collection, some fantastic sewing paraphernalia!
Hand-me-downs and pass-alongs from 2 generations ago...

First a lovely handmade spool rack, very charming, not to mention functional.

Second - this cute, quaint and intriguing craft storage unit. I have never seen anything like it! It is at least 50 years old and I would assume it was custom made by hand, lovingly no doubt for an avid stitcher.

Standing around 3 feet tall or so, it contains spool pegs, compartments, hooks, a pocket and troughs for holding all your sewing bits. It's super neat. It folds shut and closes with a little clasp... a couple of handles on the top make it easy to move around. I'm thrilled to have it!

Perhaps the best part of all with these adorable objects is that the cabinet came stocked with all sorts of items decades old! A tin of old machine attachments, trims, buttons, wooden spools of thread, a variety of nostalgic needle books, a pair of scissors, pincushion and ribbon, all older than my mother. What a delight!

A tiny treasure.


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