Monday, May 11, 2009

Possum by Kim Stout of Thistle Hill



Since so many of us love vintage or antique sewing items I thought I would share this creation with you......It was made by Kim Stout of Thistle Hill.....a very talented artist and sweet person. She adapted an antique sewing piece by adding her handmade possum to the top of it!



This shows the bottom of the top piece which has a wonderful button attached which helps hold the possum in place..... Kim also does wonderful work with pottery.....I am not positive but it could be her own original button....



The whole thing comes apart and there is space inside for storing thimbles and notions.....



I met Kim in person at the Wilton American Craftsmanship Show a few years ago.....She has a huge collection of old sewing items.....buttons , notions and vintage textiles.....Kim creates wonderful faces out of clay and makes all kinds of pin keeps, theorem strawberries and other clever things....(There is a picture of one of her pin keeps on my side bar).....

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You can see more of Kim's things at Earth Angels..........

Just a Reminder........I will be drawing the name of the winner of my "Give Back" tonight so entries can still be made up until 6 p.m. today, Monday, May 11th.....simply click on the link and leave a comment......I can hardly wait to find out which new blogging friend's name is drawn and what kind of things she likes! Then the fun will begin as I dig through my many years accumulations of collected junk er treasures to find just the right prize! Good luck to all!

12 comments:

Allidink said...

Haha how cute is that! I love the little opossum. What a neat little thing.

All the best,
Allison

Fluitenkruid said...

The opossum is so sweet!

Floss said...

That is an amazing combination of vintage and hand-made lovliness! Very charming - thanks for showing us.

Me said...

For the first time on your blog...and what a nice visit!!!
I loved it..be back soon to read some more
greetings, Anna

Zita said...

What a lovely vintage sewing creation.

jade said...

Oh, it looks so sweet - i´ve never seen this before!!! Thank you for showing us! I will have a look to Kims side.

Have a wonderful week, Hugs Jade

Jeanneoli said...

I have never seen anything like this before...very fun.

Anonymous said...

Very charming. I love vintage sewing items and this combination is great.

JD

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Rosemary said...

He is just adorable. I saw a real opossum the other night, just walking around.
Have a wonderful week!
Rosemary

Sharon said...

I love the possum. Anything that relates to sewing and is old I gravitate to....Sharon

Anything Goes Here said...

CBC! Couldn't be cuter! xo Joan

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Hey Laura,
Love Kims creations and she really is a cutie!!...I only have her button cards but when I go back to Wilton I plan on getting some of her other goodies. Reminds me of the time we hadn't seen each other yet and were ewwing and ahhing about the same object and then looked at each other and started laughing. We knew then we were kindred spirits. Can't wait to see what lucky new friend will win tonight.
Talk soon,
Carole