Well here are my London treasures. I had limited space and limited funds so I made every purchase count. The fun was in the searching and each thing I chose will bring back memories when I use it.
I will use the lace on the sleeve and the fine silk tulle....and it will have to be something special. Most laces were 2-4 dollars a piece.
The buttons on the right are turn-of-the century shoe buttons and they are dyed bone...all autumn colors also. I found them in a button shop in Portobello Market.
I chose ones I thought would look spectacular folded.
I did manage to find a couple books I could use.
I found these lovely scissors in the gift shop at the Victoria & Albert museum. They were made in Italy and are razor sharp...and a stitcher can never have too many scissors.... at least not this stitcher.
It is a chatelaine I made as a class sample and this was the first time I had used it.
You can see it near the center on the right side. My old tattered chatelaine had little treasures from all over the world.