March 3, 2015

Vintage Thread Spools

I am working on getting merchandise ready for my booth at the Polka Dot Flea


Whenever I can, I buy old thread spools


Of course I can't sell empty spools......So.....I tore some muslin strips and did a little "Paris" stamping


I always use ink that is made for fabric stamping since it is washable


You can see my post HERE on fabric stamping


 All ready to sell at the Polka Dot Flea


I priced them at $6 and $12

I've been a busy girl...Working on the Polka Dot Flea everyday...On my next post, I'll show you the ticket booth I am working on.


I'm also in the middle of a master bath update.....Goodness, I'm a glutton for punishment lol!

 Happy Creating!
Carol



31 comments:

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

It would be so much fun to come down for your event! Can't wait to see your bathroom redo!!! BUSY LADY!!
warmly,
deb

Joƫlle QUELENN said...

Incredible ! aren't you workaholic my dear Carol ? Reading whatever you do I'm just heu tired lol ! Congratulations anywhay love so much your French spools ! xoxo from PARIS spring !

Ros Crawford said...

You certainly are a glutton for punishment! I think once we start it's hard to stop ... Clever idea with the spools ... The event will be here before you know it!

Kelley said...

Oh, how fun are these!?!? Love 'em, Carol. The stamping just adds over-the-top "vintage" to them all. Pretty thrifty, there, girl!

Hugs and happy accomplishing,
Kelley~

Bente said...

Yhe spools are so great. Love them
Hugs from here

Cheryl said...

Love this idea......going to give it a try.
Thanks for the inspiration!!!
One day I hope to attend your event, it's on my
bucket list!

DownTheLaneWithDaisy said...

I'm sure they will sell well. I keep looking at your poster and I just love it. You should have a few printed up to sell. They are a work of art and will be collectible in a few years. I still have the polka dot flea shopping bag.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi! I like your spool redo! Turned out very lovely. You sure keep busy! Nancy

Donna said...

Wow, you are working on your show and renovating your bath too? You sure are a whirl wind of activity:)
I adore your stamped fabric!!! I have those very same rubber stamps. You have them very reasonably priced! Can't wait to hear more about your show, I sure wish that I could attend!!

Cynthia said...

Just perfect Carol and I can't wait to see the ticket booth

Cindy

Linda said...

I love the bobbins Carol! And your stamping information was very helpful, in case I ever stamp fabric! :) Can't wait to see the
ticket booth!! Hugs from me! Linda

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Tamara said...

Hi Carol..
Your ribbons are darling.. And they look perfect on the old spools. You must be so excited for the next flea event! I look forward to reading more about it. I'm sad that it's so far from me.

Best wishes for your week!
Tamara

Becky said...

Hi Carol;
Wow, you come up with some amazing idea's, this is awesome. :)

Kathy said...

Thanks for the tip on the Versa Ink! Looking forward to seeing the ticket booth. I know you have something amazing up your sleeve.

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Love your spools with the ink stamped fabric.

hugs
Sissie

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

HI Carol, love the stamped fabric then wrapped on the spools. I know you are busy getting ready for the big day.
Have fun!
Hugs, CM

Little Miss Maggie said...

I made this ribbon before with the muslin but never with red ink. I like it! Maybe I need to do this again.

lynn said...

adorable, carol:) love the stamping! the ticket booth sneak looks amazing, too!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Those are so cute!! I'm sure they will sell fast! Wish I could come to your event!! :) Have a wonderful weekend! xo Holly

Connie said...

Carol, A glutton for punishment . . . maybe so, but everything you get your hands on comes out so darn pretty. I love the spools and your stamped muslin. They will sell like hot cakes :)
I LOVE your blog!
Connie :)

Heart Vintage Design said...

Love the spools. xoxo

Julie Shelander said...

As always....LOVE your inspiration and creativity! Looking forward to your next post. As always.
.... AND oh , your energy is contagious! Thanks. I needed that! :)

Debbiedoos said...

Now that is clever. I have two empty spools and never thought of this Carol!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I love these Carol and I know you'll sell them all. That sign is going to be fabulous!!

Createology said...

These vintage spools are tres chic with your stamped strips included. Bathroom reno??? Me too and I am not even producing the Polka Dot Flea!!! You dear are amazing and uber talented. Creative Bliss...

Ana said...

Oh Carol, those vintage spools look great. I have a couple of empty ones and you have inspired me :-) Good luck with your Polka Dot Flea.

Hugs and Kisses,
❤️Ana

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

CAROL ! thanks for taking time out to visit and comment. I know you are busy busy with the PDF. Since I'm not able to vend I do hope to come shop. I know the lavender will smell heavenly!
Willie is 22lbs and a BIG baby. He is also a fair helper :))

Ivy and Elephants said...

Love those, yours are so pretty! So hard to find around here. I guess I have to come to The Flea!!!
Hugs,
Patti

Jamie @ Domestically Vintage said...

Carol, I love your muslin spools! the stamping is so perfect and vintage on the fabric. I think that's a great price and I would purchase those for sure at your booth. Have a great week! ~ Jamie

Barbara Jean said...

love it all girl! thanks for sending us to GF for instructions on the ticket.
have a great sale.
blessings
barb