Okay, so Wendy has new spool-like structures on the way. Seems like this type of thing is one of the new rages because Linda Cain has spools featured on her blog of 7/22 that were inspired by kits that Julie Van Oosten from down under sells. You can check out her blog here. Once there you can click on the video of her making these guys - so easy and lots of fun. I'm sure her kits are sturdier than what I made but since I'm not known for my patience and like to use what's on hand these will do for now.
The scrolls are Jenni Bowlin mini papers and a QuicKutz die with Wendy's word.
The sewing spool has muslin, old trim for a ribbon, an old snap, Wendy's stamps (shirt and measure) and the QuicKutz die.
The scrapbook papers are leftovers from other projects so I don't know who makes them. Brown distress inks were used on the spool tops & bottoms.
I do have a large collection of antique spools in my sewing room but am afraid of altering them. If I were to sell them later I don't want to affect their re-sale value. I've sewn most of my life and come from a family of advanced sewers so these items are of special interest to me. I've acquired much fabric, lace, trims, etc. from my dh's side of the family (old button makers) because no one was interested. Gee, too bad, because I AM!