Vintage Keys in Black..

It's Topsie Turvie day here!
Do you remember those days in school?
You would wear your clothes all backwards
and have the time of your life!
I have recieved a few request to make the Vintage Keys in reverse.
So here you go...
It was kinda fun!
I get so use to doing the same thing over again,
a time or two I caught myself thinking I had made a mistake..ha!
I love it in reverse.
It looks just like the Vintage Name Signs.

I have a question for all of you that sew.
Do you spend most of your time fidd a lin' with the needle and thread?
God Bless those of you that can sew!
It's a gift.
I think I will just stick with ruffles for now~
xoxox Susie~


  1. You are so incredibly talented!!! If I had just a smidgen of your talent, wow!!

    Your ruffles looked beautiful~and your little cottage was the perfect place to put them! I love visiting you and get so many great ideas...


  2. Oh,I do like it in reverse. You are so talented!

  3. very cool in reverse! i sew a little and yes, i feel like i am always threading and winding bobbins. argh!
    best wishes,

  4. Hi Susie- your vintage keys are fabulous!
    To answer your first question~ yes, when I use the sewing machine I spend more time threading and re-threading than I actually do sewing. Not true when I sew by hand.
    Your second question~ I hadn't planned on going to round top but since you'll be there I just might! It would have to be on Saturday. Will you still be there?

  5. I hate, HATE sewing along and then realizing I ran out of bobbin. Ugh. Irritating. It doesn't take long to fix it's just one of those irritating little things. Threading the needle and putting the bobbin take no time.

    Love the signs!

  6. Oooh - it looks great. I love both versions. I think you need to stick to your new sewing adventures - with your creativity - I can only imagine what you would come up with.

  7. LOVE IT! Looks great in reverse, actually. You are so talented...I can paint a dresser or huge china problem...but what you do, that is a gift, truly! ~mary~

  8. You know when something's broke and they say
    'Have you tried turning it off and on again?'
    Well with sewing it's the same but with threading the needle! (On a machine that is)
    Anything going a bit wrong, try unthreading it and rethreading it. Almost always works for me, so yes, I am ALWAYS fiddling with the blooming needle! hee hee.

  9. DILEMMA:: I can't decide which one I like better...they are both fabulous!!!

    love your blog!!!


  10. I love this sign either way! I do sew and yes there are many times I spend more time unraveling my needle and thread than I get sewing done! lol I guess it just comes with the sewing. :)

    You did a great job on your ruffles...I soon will be posting a series on "You Can Sew"...hope to see you there. ;)


  11. Another great work of art!

    My new sewing machine has an automatic needle threader and boy do I adore it! The eyes are getting a bit old and it threads lickety split. Now hand sewing...sigh.

  12. I "lurve" it, to quote Thrifty Decor Chick. ;)

    I do spend a lot of time trying to get that thread through the machine needle when I am sewing...but I prefer that to the measuring/cutting part of sewing. ;)

  13. I think I spend more time picking out the seam than getting anything done! : )

  14. Love it in reverse! Sewing...some days are better than other days! I loved your ruffles :)

  15. I love it!! I'm still saving my pennies for one of these signs...they're my favorite!!

  16. They look fabulous either way.

  17. I love, love, love these signs of yours. This one is purty, but I still love the original one you did the very best!

  18. Dear lordie me! I for the life of me could not figure out your" in reverse" blog post today. I kept looking at the sign and all of the alphabet looked in order to me. I even went and read all of the comments to make sure it wasn't just me.... thinking maybe you posted the wrong photos or something. Then I went to your Etsy store and NOW I get it! The colors are reversed... I am such a dork.
    I must say... I like the Black background better. I think you one upped Pottery Barn. Great Job Susie!

  19. This is amazing, once again! I love it. Such a cool idea! And, I'm am by no means a great sewer, but in answer to your question, yes I spend at least half the time fidd a lin' with the stupid thread:)

  20. Hi Susie!
    Love the vintage keys in reverse. It really pops.
    To answer your question about threading. I used to years ago, but now have a newer machine that automatically threads! Love it, it has been a lifesaver.

  21. Well how perfect is that. I am posting my vintage typewriter key post tonight with my party. I came over to let you know I linked over to you. It was shown on another blog but she took all the info out about you and the links--sorry about that, I had no control over that part but I knew I would repost it.
    So come on over and see it and don't forget to refollow me.

  22. LOVE the reverse!!!
    I used to hate when my bobbin ran out, now I hate when my new machine beeps at me to let me know my bobbin is about to run out, poor sewing machine can't win:o)

  23. i love these alphabet boards. they are too cool.

  24. i prefer to let my sewing machine do most of the sewing work!!! but love handwork. the vintage keys in reverse looks so good. i have to get back to making the one i started when you first put up the directions to make it, ages ago.

  25. I love this sign! Great job.

  26. Love the original and love it in reverse! And I so agree with you on the sewing. I spend all my time messing with my needle and thread (and trying not to mutter four letter words...)

  27. Oh my goodness....that is too funny. I can tell I'm about to pass out asleep because I just could not figure out how the picture was backward. I thought you were talking about letters instead of paint colors and that you posted the wrong picture or something! Ha! 5 minutes later, I noticed you said "in black." Well, I like it both ways!
    Good night! :)

  28. The keys are beautiful both ways! It's hard to choose which one I like better.

    I'm with you when it comes to admiration for those who sew. I can sew a straight line, and that's about it. But even for that elementary process, I need help. My sewing machine is striped with painter's tape--I use the tape as a guide to keep my lines straight!

  29. Susie,

    Your blog has been recommended to us as a interviewee's favorite blog!

    We would like to do an interview with you about your blog for
    Blog Interviewer. We'd
    like to give you the opportunity to
    give us some insight on the "person behind the blog."

    It would just take a few minutes of your time. The interview form can
    be submitted online here Submit your

    Best regards,

  30. wonderful as always! and i am with you girl! i am just learning to sew and it is tricky! keep on trying! xo

  31. Hi Dear Susieness! Oh, honey, I love this! You are just the most talented little one! I don't know how you find the time to wifey poo, mother, blog and make cool stuff!
    Well, I never did have trouble with the needle and thread until I came down with 'olden eye'! Now if I don't have on my cheater glasses, I can't see nuttin'! :)
    Thank you so much for popping in to see little Carter and I appreciate your prayers so much.
    You are a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  32. looks great!

    THanks for visiting!
    lol... When we first bought our house, my hubs used to tell me, you can paint any room any color you like, As long as it's white. Wha??? lol.. I guess he's over that! It's starting to grow on me..

  33. Wish I had one of those at my house. Jackie

  34. Susie, If you get a chance check out my post to day. I have something for you:)

  35. It's Beautiful! I know how much time those take to make, and EACH one is stunning!

  36. it looks great. I love both versions. I think you need to stick to your new sewing adventures - with your creativity -
    free internet jobs

  37. “You can see the techniques of the knit on this style; Bandage Dress one day we will videotape the process of how our pieces are made. Herve Leger sale They weave the base and then hand-apply everything else. And our fit is really key. Oktoberfest Dress These pieces are more like sweaters than anything else—they’re not cut-and-sew, Herve Leger Dresses they’re knits—and that’s why they fit so well. People are so surprised at how well Herve Leger fits, and I tell them it’s all about how the dresses are constructed.”And finally, we dress for what we love too. For what we just can’t resist. Lubov, a former dancer, is a big fan of movement, so for her that signals the fringe-trimmed bandage dress.

  38. Spot on with this write-up, I truly think this website needs much more consideration. I’ll probably be again to read much more, thanks for that info.
    Click Here

  39. Nei primi anni ’50 il mondo aspettava di vedere?l’impermeabilità di un orologio?compiere un passo avanti.
    Più che in termini di mera resistenza all’acqua chi praticava immersioni, attività che in quel periodo stava crescendo esponenzialmente, necessitava di un vero e proprio strumento al polso.
    Quando c’è di mezzo l’acqua sappiamo tutti che?Replica Watches con la cassa Oyster?è negli anni ’20 stata una pioniera, ma il primo orologio subacqueo a potersi chiamare veramente tale è stato il?Fifty Fathoms?Imitazioni rolexdi Blancpain.
    Almanacchi messi da parte nel corso degli anni i due top diver hanno preso strade diverse: il Submariner è diventato meritatamente un segnatempo iconico e sulla bocca di tutti, un po’ meno noto è il Fifty Fathoms (appassionati sempre ben informati esclusi) ma grazie al congiungimento con il DNA di Alta Orologeria che scorre in Blancpain lui vola a quote più alte.
    Il Submariner, Patek philippe nautiluspresentato a Baselworld nella primavera del ’54 quando il Blancpain era già in vendita, grazie alla corona avvitata brevettata da?Rolex?poteva raggiungere agevolmente i 100 metri di profondità.


Thanks for stopping by. It's always so nice to hear from you.

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.