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Monday, February 19, 2007

Needle Case


I haven't been up to much stitch wise this week, went to a couple of parties, that's my years allotment,almost :)
I also had a day out at our Guild, everyone takes their stitching along and we enjoy lots of chat and coffee,
Wednesday I decided my bulging needle case has had its day, it is stuffed with needles most of which I can not even thread any more. it also takes a lot of space up in my bag when out and about
I chose one of my favourite samples of white cotton velvet, layered with painted bondaweb and machine stitch, I was just going to straighten the edges and line it with felt, and put a selection of needles,

but got carried away and put a couple of pockets, attached my scissors and a strip for just a few needles, I spotted a sketch book that looked the right size, but it wouldn't fit with its big spiral wire and hard cover, I removed the covers and stitched the pages with some De Massey yarn, also used the yarn with some turquoise wool top zig zagged on top to tie it up,

22 comments:

Helen in the UK said...
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Helen in the UK said...

This is great. Love the idea of extra pockets too :)

Vicki W said...

What a great project - I may have to "borrow" this one if you don't mind! This would be a good gift for my sewing buddies for Christmas this year and I could use the silk fusion that I have been making in class.

Carol said...

Don't mind at all Vicky, it would be a great way to use your Silk fusion, one pocket also holds my Neocolour water-soluble crayons, but they make it a bit heavy, I may make a fabric pouch for them to fit the pocket instead.

MargaretR said...

I love it Carol. The whole idea is great and the colours are yummy. I desperately need a new needlecase too.

Dianne said...

Beautiful colours love the look of it.., really neat case, doesn't look over board at all. The extra pockets look handy...

Micki said...

I really like the look of this. Yummy colors.

Purple Missus said...

Carol - I wish I had your ability to take an old sample and turn it into something as good as this.

kay susan said...

What a good idea, I may just have to copy this! Nice piece of fabric too.

Sue B said...

Love it Carol! The colors are so wonderful. Nicely done.

Doreen G said...

I love it Carol--I don't know how you ladies think up all your ideas but they are very clever and useful also

StegArt said...

I love this. What a fabulous idea. I think something like this would make an excellent gift idea.

Dianne said...

Great ideas! Love the colours. I never think of using white - but you've inspired me.

suzanne said...

Great idea!! wonderful color, and love the handy extra's.
Suzanne

Tonniece said...

Great piece Carol. Love the colors too.

Jacquelines blog said...

If you click on the photograph you can see every stitch, lovely stitching, beautiful colours. It looks very transparant and clear.

Judy Scott said...

very beautiful work and practical too!!!! I too need a new needle case, think youve inspired lots of us now, Jx

Barbara said...

what a beautiful blog. I am just a beginner in my blog Grates Barbara

Alis said...

Fab! I love the colours and adding the note book is an inspiration in itself.
Hugs, Alis

SuZ said...

FAB-U-LIOUS !!!! this is super !!! and so is your blog....thanks for sharing...

Helen Suzanne said...

Carol, such lovely work here. Very interesting in your processes and as always an inspiration to see the end result. Wish you were closer... I'd be round to drool :))

Gunnels blog said...

this is very nice! Love the colous and texture!