Wednesday, September 28, 2011

pretty and practical

Needle Book
I've been in desperate need of a needle book. my embroidery needles were very untidy and i kept poking myself so i finally broke down and made one. i used the tutorial here. mine is currently missing a closure because i don't have any snaps on hand.
Needle Book
I used urban circus for the exterior and sugar pop for the inside. the bindings are an art gallery fabric and sugar creek. it's a very handy thing to have. the tutorial was pretty clear, and it didn't take too much time.
Boxes
i also made some fabric boxes for my craft room. I used craft-fuse interfacing and starch when pressing.
Boxes
the little scraps seem to explode all over the table so i'm hoping these will keep them at bay. it was fun and very easy to make these little boxes. i made myself use some of the more "precious" fabrics in the stash. the cotton/linen blends make a nice sturdy box. i'd like to make at least a couple more. i'm finding that you can never have enough.

btw, i made it as a finalist in TWO categories of Celebrate Color! all of the entries are so lovely--you can vote here. i especially love this quilt. it's gorgeous!

5 comments:

  1. I love your fabric containers. I've been thinking about making some similar baskets as party favors for a little gathering my sister and I are having in a month or so. I voted for you in Celebrate Color! I actually got to vote for several friends who made it the finals. Yippee! Good luck, Sara. You deserve it!

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  2. Hey, I wanted to let you know that you can get lots of embroidery patterns from flickr.  They have the vintage embroidery pattern group - and also, they have fairy tale book group which will provide you with many patterns.

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  3. I love that quilt too! And I totally voted for your sweater.

    Practical crafts are the best--I wish I made more time for them. I have a needle holder that someone else made quickly, and I use it all the time! It's so not my colors though, so I really should make a pretty one.

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  4. What cute boxes! Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

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  5. yay!!! i totally voted for you!

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