Friday, July 10, 2009

What is it?

While shopping in my new favorite shop the other day I came across a bunch of old linens.....
and this cute crocheted item caught my eye, but what is it? It seems exquisitely put together, and has a little loopy handle at the top...inside was the item below that I thought was so charming....little bits of leftover lace with a little thread wrapped around it....seems like there are more than a few of us (thank goodness) who can't seem to throw anything away...just in case we may need it :).
Any ideas on what this little item was originally supposed to be? I've seen them before and not been compelled to buy them, but for some reason the other day, this one caught my heart....
I've also been a bit torn lately about whether I should be just using vintage items in my work, as opposed to sometimes using photocopies....how do you feel about that? Obviously I would always prefer to use an original piece, but if it's a one of a kind, I won't, I'll use a copy. I have printed out so many copies of vintage items, now I don't know if I want to use them in my work.....aaack! However, they are all lovely images, which is why I copied them off in the first place.....I'm sure I'll find a good use for them.
Hope you all are having a great week.....woohoo! it's Friday!!!!!!!

9 comments:

My Shabby Roses said...

Well, shoot! I was hoping someone had the answer to your question. I believe I've seen those too, and I don't know what they're for either.

I'll stop back by to see what the other gals have to say.

As far as photocopying, I usually copy all of my old photos, you just never know if you'll find another one like that one!

Lori said...

i had one of those crochet doo dads too...it was made by my hubby's great aunt...i have no idea what in the world it is...i will have to ask my MIL and see if she knows...i probably use copies as much as i use originals when i do paper projects...

Recycled Rita said...

I usually copy my vintage papers except music pages or ledger paper but I save the pretty postcards and scrap to use over and over....
I do use vintage jewels,buttons and lacey goodies in my work...
karen...
ps...I have no idea what that little thingy is but its pretty!

melanie's all my favorite things said...

you find the most wonderful, unusual items...what the heck is that thing? maybe it is a cell phone holder (just kidding!)
gotta love it-

Amanda said...

Dear Gail,
Your comments made my day, too. More importantly, they led me to your blog. What I'm loving is the infinite amount of creativity I'm seeing--I'm having an overload. You go!
Thank you so much for visiting my blog. It's pretty plain right now--but I'm thinking!!!!

Sharon said...

Ah I said to myself, she has 5 replies so I will find out what that is. My luck no answer as of yet. I must keep checking back. I find your post so interesting. When sewing I do use vintage laces etc. but for pictures I usually copy the original. Just can't part with them. Sharon

Piney Rose said...

I use the copies in my work - perfectly okay to do so. You can display the original, or file it away for future projects. Love your blog, by the way.

sandra said...

Just found your blog through "Where Bloggers Create" Party. Love this little creation. I believe it's a holder for your spool of thread as you are crocheting. I also have one of these, and someone said it was to hold a power puff. Not certain, but I do crochet, and think it's probably a thread holder.
Blessings,
Sandra

Heidi Ann said...

I found a similar little crocheted bag, and wondered what it was meant for, as well! I am using it right now to hold my cel phone, it hangs from my purse handle down inside my purse, and is the perfect size to hold it. You've got me thinking that perhaps I should take a picture and do a post about mine, too! I love your idea of photo- copying the button cards. That had never occurred to me!