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Miniatures by Teri Calia! And New Home Sweet Home Collection!

Filed under Art Projects, Collage Sheets, Cute as a Button, Featured Artwork, Giveaways, Newsletters, Teri Calia

Note: most of the links on this post no longer work, as we moved to a new Web site in 2018. However, you can see the supply list items from Teri’s project that are still available on the new site.

A couple quick announcements before I tell you about the ADORABLE (!) miniatures by Teri Calia.
First: there’s a new FREE Gift Kit: Homespun, as we’re continuing our button mania this month (and I was inspired by Teri’s artwork — and all the New and On Sale! Home Sweet Home papers and rubber stamps)! More info
Second (inspired by that little gift kit): I’ve just put all the Twill Tape Ribbons On Sale! — from 20% to 40% off! (And, yes, that includes that cute little trim set at left by Tim Holtz!)

I love the miniatures that Teri Calia creates! And Teri has outdone herself, as she made THREE tiny sewing projects for today’s newsletter!

Mini Sewing Notions Collage SheetTeri’s New! Mini Sewing Notions Collage Sheet (On Sale! now through Sunday night, February 22nd) is filled with tiny things to make a sewing project: miniature versions of vintage button cards and other sewing ephemera (including mini boxes to fold together).

Note: this collage sheet includes tiny spool labels sized for the Wood Mini Spools and New! Small Wooden Spools (shown at left with the New! Vintage Ribbon Spools and Small Wooden Finials — also used in Teri’s projects… it’s deceiving from looking at all the details in the finished artwork just how tiny those wooden spools are).

See the tiny spools in the box at the top of the photo at right? Those are the Wood Mini Spools and have labels from the new collage sheet — and they’re inside a tiny box put together from the collage sheet, too… like that aqua pin box just to the right of my thumb.

Dennison Brass Pin StripAnd sneaking behind that aqua pin box is a little strip of Dennison Brass Pin Strip (new to the site but a vintage item: originally made for Dennison Pinning Machines).

Here’s a link to Teri’s supply list (that covers all 3 of her sewing projects). And visit Teri’s blog for more pictures and info on the two miniature sewing chests that I’ve run out of time to discuss (but two photos of one of them are at the bottom of the photo at right); and Teri’s blog post includes tips on making a mini pin cushion, too.

But don’t forget to come back, and enter the Tiny Sewing Basket Giveaway drawing (info below) that includes many of the items from Teri’s artwork!


Hooray! A Tiny Sewing Basket Giveaway!

I picked out quite a few of the items from Teri’s Mini Sewing Vignettes (note: that’s a link to photos of all the supplies):
– Small Wood Box – with Lid
– Mini Sewing Notions Collage Sheet
– Wood Mini Spools
– Vintage Ribbon Spools
– Small Wooden Spools
– Small Wooden Finials
– Jewelers Tins
– 6mm Heart Buttons
– Japanese Cat Buttons
– Iridescent Ribbons with Edge-Stitching
– Satin Ribbon Sampler Set
– Giant Brass Scissors
– Pronged Metal Handles
– 7mm Flower Washers
– Rainbow Spheres in Tube

AND one of the NEW Homespun Gift Kits!

(Note: I’ve just put all the Twill Tape Ribbons On Sale!)

To enter the Tiny Sewing Basket Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY OR TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, FRIDAY, February 20, 2015)!

Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via So check your mailbox on Sunday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Hey, who won the Fabric Needle Book Giveaway? That would be Bobbie Kangas! Please check your email for my message about getting your mailing address.

Posted by Leslie, February 19th, 2015

144 responses to “Miniatures by Teri Calia! And New Home Sweet Home Collection!”

  1. Corinne Marie says:

    What a charming kit!! Love the theme.

  2. Mary Jochems says:

    This project reminds me of my mom who was a wonderful seamstress!

  3. Heather says:

    Would love this miniature kit! My mother is an excellent seamstress and I would love to make this for her.

  4. Kim Lucak says:

    Very sweet!!!! Thank you for the opportunity to enter 🙂

  5. Noreen johnson says:

    I really like this one!

  6. Robin Withrow says:

    adorable, love it.

  7. Lisa Malterud says:

    What a sweet little collection of miniatures. I have collected miniatures since I was young. I am building a dollhouse for my granddaughters this kit would be perfect. Fingers crossed : )

  8. Deb Revier says:


  9. Sokat says:

    This makes my heart warm all over. Now if I get the rest of my body to follow suit

  10. Lana says:

    Absolutely, 100% adorable….I surely hope I win!!!!

  11. Gail Gill says:

    How precious! I love miniature anythings but these are super cute.

  12. Kat says:

    Wonderful to see the celebration of sewing as art and something not just lovely after it is finished, but also during creation.

  13. Karen N. says:

    Love, love, love all these minis!

  14. Dawn says:

    I love the collage sheet.

  15. Jennie says:

    Sew adorable!

  16. Jean Marmo says:

    Love this sewing theme! Would be able to make the perfect gift for my sister for her birthday!

  17. Stefanie says:

    Those sewing minis are great!! And those spools and finials – wow!!

  18. Linda Ellis says:

    My 90-year-old mother was a tailor most of her life, this would be wonderful for her!

  19. Holly Day says:

    So cute! Perfect for a little girls’ dollhouse!

  20. Savyon says:

    This would be a fantastic birthday present hint hint 🙂

  21. Mary S says:

    My favorite so far!! WOW! Love it!

  22. Jill O says:

    Those miniatures are so sweet. Love them!

  23. Gilda says:

    Love this give away. So sweet.

  24. Love these miniatures and the awesome collage sheet. What fabulous inspirational projects!

  25. Beth Jones says:

    How so very cute!! Thanks for the offer!

  26. Leah says:

    Hello, thank you for offering such great stuff. I would love to win this one.

  27. Melanie Curtis says:

    Love the mini sewing basket giveaway. Would make a great beginning for my Nana’s shadowbox as she was a wonderful seamstress and worked in a doll factory. Thanks for the chance to win.

  28. Roxanne says:

    Oh Darn…I sure would love to win this sweet sewing set …gosh all this great stuff is really inspiring…going back into my craft room….see ya. 🙂

  29. Traci says:

    The sewing theme is so darn cute. I love the shadow box and the sewing box-too cute! I love the kitties on the shadow box-it made me like it even more! Now to fill up my cart with all the fixings to make all the cute projects with the kitties.

  30. Jen R says:

    Awesome giveaway!

  31. Kathy M says:

    Just an amazing kit! You guys have outdone yourselves!

  32. Sharon says:

    I am currently putting together a miniature sewing room and these sewing items will be perfect to fill up all those nooks and crannies!

  33. Shanna says:

    I love the spools and the woodbox.

  34. Anne Marie Couto says:

    As a costume designer, this would be perfect in my studio……LOVE IT !!

  35. Jenny S. says:

    This is right up my alley!!! Thank you!!

  36. Mary Helene says:

    Love the sewing theme. I know so many friends that would love this.

  37. Diana Kelly says:

    Teri is so imaginative. I love everything she does. Of course the kitties are a must. Thank you for a chance to win.

  38. Jill Whalen says:

    Darling sewing objects. Adorable kitties!

  39. barbara macaskill says:

    Teri’s minis are adorable! LOOOOOVE the Giant Brass Scissors the spools and the mini box! Wishing that the craft fairies would send them my way!

  40. kim says:

    LOVE these minis! So awesome and fun, thanks so much for a chance!~kim

  41. Lou Anne Colodny says:

    love anything mini…

  42. LeAnn says:

    Would love to have a tiny sewing basket.

  43. Emily N says:

    I love all the sewing things!

  44. Nicole Austin says:

    i love all things mini! so cute!

  45. Gigi Jordan says:

    What a sweet giveaway! Would just love to win to enhance my sewing room!

  46. Regina Salvador says:

    These things are just too cute!

  47. M. C. Sparks says:

    I love love love these! And have a friend I will have to tell

  48. Pam S says:

    Incredible! A miniature sewing machine just like my grandmother used to make all their clothes. She was an artist when it came to making patterns and sewing. Thank you

  49. Alice H says:

    Charming! Thanks for the chance to win.

  50. LAUREL Nielsen says:

    Really, really cute. Would love to win this kit.

  51. another sewing themed giveaway…be still my beating heart!!!
    Oh pick me!!!

  52. jenni brockob says:

    I just started getting more interested in sewing. This kit is so adorable. Would love to win it!!!

  53. Debbie Kaste says:

    Oh my gosh this sewing theme just blows me away. Love, love, love it! Thanks for the chance to win the kit.

  54. KIM says:

    Cute giveaway
    Thanks Alpha Stamps for the chance to win.
    Good luck everyone.

  55. What awesome projects created by Teri! Thanks for the chance to win this kit!

  56. Nancy S says:

    Love all the sewing notions,great kit!

  57. Lorrilee Stackhouse says:

    Great project. Love the vintage sewing theme.

  58. Sheila says:

    AWWWWW, just too darned cute!

  59. Karen says:

    “Sew, sew” cute. I’ve been sewing all my life, and have added paper crafts to my hobbies. Pick me, pick me!

  60. Peg Adams says:

    Love this creation. Guess I’d be showing my age if I remember buying thread on a wooden spool. Thanks for the opportunity to win this giveaway.

  61. Geri says:

    Love the ribbon, love the buttons love the spools… so cute. thanks for all the ideas and inspiration.

  62. Marva says:

    Oh how cool! I’m into quilting among other things and I’d love to win this giveaway!

  63. Terry McM says:

    Love this project!! I live in a vintage farmhouse, and it would look SO cute in my sewing room!!

  64. Sandy says:

    I am in bed with the flu but this cute kit has sparked me up. Thank you

  65. Verna stapleton says:

    Just started working with dowels and I love them!

  66. Gail Klein says:

    This is one of my most favorite giveaways ever! Please, please, please pick me!

  67. Virginia Smith says:

    Adorable giveaway! Love the sittle spools and the images.

  68. Rose L says:

    This giveaway is SEW wonderful!

  69. Evleta Gruber says:

    This would make a wonderful shadow box about my Grandmother life.

  70. Lea Weinstein says:

    This is such a great give away!

  71. Kay G. says:

    Oh WOW! This giveaway is great. I love those cat buttons, and would really be so happy to win this kit. Thank you for the chance to win.

  72. Rubeena says:

    oh it looks so cute!

  73. Carol Slowik says:

    My mom will be 95 this year and she taught me to sew! I also have my grandmothers sewing and button box. What a great inspiration to create something for my mother. I would love to win this one!

  74. Dianne says:

    I would so love to win this give away, its so cute.

  75. Carol Feiner says:

    I love sewing notions of all kinds!

  76. Kim says:

    Super kit! Love it so much I ordered most of it! Can’t wait to play!

  77. orianna says:

    so sew love this !

  78. Noreen says:

    I love the sweet sewing vignettes! Why are miniatures of things always so cute?

  79. Luanne Shoup says:

    What a lovely combination!

  80. Carme says:

    Love all the mini sewing notions and the decorative chipboard. Would love to win this giveaway!

  81. Sandra R. says:

    Teri…you found the way to a sewers heart,this is darling!

  82. Lu L. says:

    What a fun giveaway kit. That little sewing machine is darling!

  83. Joan says:

    I love this giveaway kit. I’ve been sewing since I was a child and this kit brings back such fond memories.

  84. cathy smith says:

    I would love to win! Fun give away!

  85. Janet Turner says:

    All those great things remind me of my grandma’s button box. I love it!

  86. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    Sew lovely. Would love to win.

  87. Kristie says:

    This brings back so many good memories of learning to sew from my Mom and Grandmother. Love this kit.

  88. Yvette LeBlanc says:


  89. Maryellen says:

    There’s nothing “tiny” about this giveaway.

  90. Blair Lowery says:

    Love the sewing theme.

  91. Michele says:

    What adorable miniatures! I can see many cute projects made with them.

  92. Jen C says:

    Absolutely adorable…lovely collection!

  93. Lynn D. says:

    As part of an outreach group that has sewing as one of its focus activities, these items would make such a tribute to that type of work (not to forget the homemaker who sews for the family). Wonderful!

  94. Lana Vassallo says:

    What an adorable giveaway! Love it!

  95. jennifer j says:

    I adore tiny things.

  96. Iris Pistor says:

    Thanks for the Chance to win such an awesome Giveaway =^..^=

  97. Jo Ellen says:

    I am a seamstress!!!! This would be fun to build!!!!

  98. Linda R says:

    Love anything sewing themed!!!Thanks for doing this giveaway:)

  99. Mary C. says:

    Oh, my, that is adorable. I especially love the cat buttons, and the darling mini spools. You always have the most unique items in your store!

  100. Lou Anne says:

    I love miniatures and everything you sell! I especially love the giveaways and hope I am the lucky one this week!

  101. cathrine bolin says:

    This would brighten up a cold winter day

  102. Abby says:

    I have a small collection of vintage notions, including buttons, trimmings, and a darning egg and this would be a perfect match!

  103. Ginette says:

    Sewing is one of my hobby.

  104. Jennifer Bumb says:

    I love these miniatures. Have been wanting to create a sewing shadowbox, and these would be ideal. Love this giveaway.

  105. Cocoa says:

    How cute is this and it would be a wonderful giveaway!

  106. Ellen Lai says:

    I’m into sewing stuff. These goodies are just great!

  107. marybeth says:

    Love the theme! Reminds me of my grandmother

  108. phoebe diamond says:

    Oh yum! Small things, sharp things, shadowy things. Many loves in one package.

  109. Diana says:

    So cute! Love those teeny tiny spools!

  110. Lori D. says:

    Love this! Thank you for the opportunity to win. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

  111. Brenda lubrant says:

    I love everything in this kit. I could do a lot of creating.

  112. Tammy says:

    love to win

  113. Oh, you have pulled at my heart strings, once again, This reminds me of my wonderful sweet Grama, she was a sewer and taught me, I miss her so much, we had wonderful craft days,oh how I miss her ! Boo, Hoo 🙁
    Thank you, I will keep my fingers,toes and eyes crossed !

  114. Angelic says:

    this is a cute collection. thanks for the chance to win.

  115. Karen Mallory says:

    Love this giveaway! Terri’s project is so cute!!

  116. Nancy S says:

    OOH, I’m just in love with all the minis!

  117. Jo says:

    Love the sewing theme – and with kittens! OMG!

  118. pat henze says:

    Nostalgia is not what it used to be, but I love it!

  119. Beverly S says:

    As a lover of all things tiny as well as all things sewing, this collection really hits my buttons (no pun intended)!

  120. Tammy Sorrell says:

    Beautiful items!

  121. Kimberly says:

    Thanks sew much!

  122. Arminta says:

    I am a seamstress and a lover of miniatures; the kit is a great combination!

  123. Darlene says:

    what a wonderful selection !

  124. Cg says:

    Love tiny things!!! And the pinnings!!!!! Gotta have them! Gotta have it all!!! Love the new additions! Ty Alphastamps!

  125. Debra Gibson says:

    So sweet !! Love it !!!!!!

  126. Joan Harsha says:

    There’s no place like home!

  127. Joy says:

    Love all the miniatures. One of my earliest memories is sitting on my Great Granny’s lap while she pedalled the sewing machine, making matching aprons!

  128. Karen says:

    Oh how I would love to win this. I have been sewing forever and it is an all consuming passion!!!

  129. Pat Shaw says:

    I just love the tiny sewing basket giveaway. Really hope to win this one!!!

  130. Birgit says:

    I bought my first own sewing machine yesterday (a Singer machine for only Euro 50!), so this giveaway would be just perfect (and perfect timing, too). 🙂 Thanks for the chance!

  131. Denise Nawrot says:

    I just saw G45’s post about this new paper line and fell in love with it! Now to see it here and on sale Yeah!!! I love your miniatures!

  132. Ritva says:

    Cute ribbons and buttons!

  133. Rosemary Sharon says:

    this is so fabulous…..would love tohave this…..especially those tiny spools of thread….lol… it.

  134. Megan Warren says:

    this set reminds me of grandma’s sewing room, she was a wonderful seamstress. i had matching outfits for me and my dolls, more doll clothes than anyone i knew and her last big sewing project was my prom dress. i loved going to the fabric store and picking out fabric with her.

  135. Denise Bryant says:

    awesome miniatures and shadowboxes!

  136. Sylvia L. says:

    I have a sewing friend who’d love this kit. I love the pin strip-so vintage & unique.

  137. Lorrie Koenig says:

    I would love to win this! I have my great-Grandma’s sewing machine and could make a vignette to go with it.

  138. Julie Benge says:

    I want to win and make a little box for my quilter sister. So cute. Thanks for the chance to win

  139. Thalia Kottke says:

    Seewww cute.

  140. Kay W says:

    Cute, cute, cute!!!

  141. Mary G says:

    I adore miniatures! I would love this kit!

  142. HawaiianLibrarian says:

    Fabulous giveaway and project!