03 August 2009

Needle Case

Here is a project I have been working on this week. I don't usually make needle cases for myself they usually end up as giveaways in swaps. But I have wanted to make this particular needle case for some time ever since I bought the Needleworks Book by Kindred Spirits quite a few years ago. I got the book out for a friend the other week and thought that I might as well have a go at it. I modified it a little, padded the pin cushion part so now it doesn't sit quite flat when closed but I think it is more useable that way and I didn't use cardboard but pelmet vileine which is much better to work with and I didn't put a the scissor keep and thread bobbin in but that makes it mine. I am now working on a hexagon bag to match.

Little Blue Birds has slowed a little bit, the pieced border isn't as simple as it looked as I think I must of not read the instructions properly at some point and cut one of the borders smaller than it should have been and of course mine is a different size to what it should be so I am fudging it (yes I know you are supposed to read all the instructions before you begin but I tend to just look at the pictures oops and must of picked up the wrong measurements). I have 2 side borders on just have to do top and bottom then the final border should be fine.


Leanne said...

The needle case is very cute. I bought some good skirts from op shops and have felted them ready for a our play day.

Dawn said...

What a beautiful little needle book, very shabby chic.


Annette said...

Love the fabrics you've used for your needle case. Well done, it looks great.