Ever since I first discovered spoolies last Spring they have been one of my favorite things to create!
I found them when I joined an Easter swap hosted by Sandy at 521 Lake Street. My partner sent me the sweetest spoolie!
I especially love when I am able to use vintage items.
The old wooden spools once belonged to my sweet mother. She was an incredible seamstress and enjoyed sewing dresses for us girls.
When it comes to spoolies it’s all about the details. I used old Valentine cards that I have had for a long time and pulled from my stash of goodies.
This spoolie reminded me of a fairy in a garden so I placed her upon a bed of moss. Tiny gems are sprinkled throughout. A butterfly has landed on a sparkly white blossom and a bird is trying to see what that shiny thing on the ground is. I added touches of glitter to her and a fan that I made from music note paper. A heart I made from wire peeks out from the aqua trim that reminded me of a fairies skirt.
This spool is one that I bought last year with sparkly tinsel on it. I used it all up for Christmas so I decided to turn the empty spool into a large spoolie. I covered it with aqua dotty paper and then added crochet lace and a strip of sheet music. I placed pearls on each point of the lace and glittered the base. This little Victorian beauty was already glittery. I just added a paper heart doily behind her. In front is a large gem that I had cut off an old pair of house slippers. Save those treasures! A heart paper clip and a feather hi-lite the day of love! A small doily on top with a bit of reindeer moss.
The Queen of diamonds is sharing a little love. The spool is covered with bakers twine and a strip of pink crochet lace. I added a beautiful white flower and a key. I topped it with pink crinkle paper and a tiny dried rose bud. I have had these rosebuds for years. I cut them off of a mini rose bush and hung them to dry. They have held up excellently!
I added glitter to her gown and to a purchased rosette. Thrift found letters are offering hugs and kisses (X O). The spool is covered in sheet music and I made a tiny heart from a pipe cleaner. The pearl brad was salvaged from a wedding invitation. The top is covered with a pink Christmas light reflector. I tucked crinkled strips of sheet music and three rosebuds inside it. A little chalkboard flag celebrates the ‘big day’.
This tiny spoolie has another purchased rosette. She stands atop a pink paper flower. I added a sparkly heart to her out stretched arm. Her sentiments say “Thinking of you”.
Sorry that some of the close ups are a bit blurry. I’ve tried three times. Not sure what I am doing with this new camera. lol!
Not only are spoolies fun to look at, but ever so fun to create!
If you’ve never made a spoolie, try it! Lots of fun.
p.s. This post was featured at Pieced Pastimes for Saturday Sparks. Thanks Suzanne!
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