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Looking for not-too-grannyish sewing box for 13 yr old girl

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Countingthegreyhairs Mon 15-Jun-09 17:55:19

Any ideas anyone please?

I don't want anything too huge, and it must be deliverable to EU within a fortnight ...

It's a small leaving present for a neighbour's daughter - I have antique buttons and bits and bobs to put inside it - I just can't find the right container

A lovely cardboard box would do ...

OurLadyOfPerpetualSupper Mon 15-Jun-09 18:03:32

Have a look at There's a mini 'strawberry' sewing basket in the homewares section, as well as a few sewing kits and tins.

Or, if it's just to contain buttons, you could get a nice glass storage jar so she could show them off.

JackieNo Mon 15-Jun-09 18:10:17

John Lewis? But they don't deliver outside the UK.

Countingthegreyhairs Mon 15-Jun-09 18:10:34

mmm that's lovely, thanks, OurLady of P

tis a bit pricey though at £28 as have already spent a bit on contents ... you know how a few buttons here and a couple of metres of ribbon there add up ... ?!

might go for the button box though ...

Hadn't thought of glass either, thanks. It would show off the bits and pieces very well but perhaps a bit fragile in this instance (posting involved)

Any other ideas pls? Could be tin or even plastic as long as not too utilitarian ...

Countingthegreyhairs Mon 15-Jun-09 18:11:56

Thanks Jackie. Tis perfect but, as you say, delivery a problem.

popmum Mon 15-Jun-09 18:17:37

how about funky clear from muji here = i saw the kath kidson ones this weekend and they are lovely, very twee

Countingthegreyhairs Mon 15-Jun-09 18:33:16

Thank you pop mum

I think there is a Muji over here .. will investigate ... those look good but I think I prefer something a bit more on the shabby chic side

Sorry, do appreciate all suggestions, am being a pain in the --a**se-- very choosy

Countingthegreyhairs Mon 15-Jun-09 18:33:49

er, that strike out worked well ...!

popmum Mon 15-Jun-09 18:36:24

no probs, have you looked on ebay? loads on UK one...

popmum Mon 15-Jun-09 18:39:05


dizzyday07 Mon 15-Jun-09 18:57:17

How about something like this

NorksDrift Mon 15-Jun-09 19:04:16

or this?
I can't see whether they deliver to the EU though.

ingles2 Mon 15-Jun-09 19:14:03

this is good for a girl

OurLadyOfPerpetualSupper Mon 15-Jun-09 19:22:18

Look at; go to page 7 of bathroom storage. Cute glass jars with metal lids, about £7 - £10 depending on which size you get.

I've got them filled with shells in my bathroom, and they came through the post. You'd just have to fill them with the stuff and use the same packaging to post.

(Sorry can't do direct links on my itouch).

Countingthegreyhairs Tue 16-Jun-09 15:22:05

Sorry - rl intervened for a while there ...

thanks - it's great to come back to so many suggestions

I'm quite new to eBay and Notonthehighstreet but I'm going to have fun looking through all the different categories of box and container - thanks Popsmum

DizzyD - that suitcase is perfect in terms of price/size/presentation but I'm worried it might be a bit too "young" for my neighbour's child. I might get get it for my dd though!! thanks

NorksDrift (love the nickname btw) and Ingles - loads of ideas on that website - thanks - I love sewing so it's a good one to list on my favourites. Will try and find out about delivery

That's a very stylish idea Perpetua - thanks again - will investigate - Next have an EU site as well so could be fairly hassle free solution in terms of postage

Will have to make a decision pretty sharpish now - but loads now to choose from - so thanks again - much appreciated

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