Staring at me, on a sundries table of a Tucson thrift store, were several of these perfectly packaged sewing and needle kits, circa 1950s Japan.
I also scored some beautiful glass beads from “West” Germany and needle kits from England. I am posting some pix for the retro-loving designers among us.
Seeing the beautifully packaged needles and the buttons from a bygone political era stirred my middle and high school sewing memories. You can read more here.