Sunday, September 02, 2007

Pins and Needles

While I was at work the other day I made this little needle case out of my felted sweaters and suits. I only had the supplies for making the key chains at the shop, so I used a vintage tablecloth to line it and hide the back side of my embroidery. I probably would have done the lining with the sewing machine if I was at home, but since I was at the shop I just carefully included it and the ribbons in the blanket stitching.
Somehow this little doodad just makes me happy. Kind of like the pincushion. I love the way the wool feels and how the thread sounds coming through it...how you can cut it up and get these great little pieces that don't unravel. Very satisfying. Sometimes the simplest things can make me happy.

3 comments:

Plain Jane said...

adorable! it makes me happy too!

Claire Louise Milne said...

lovely! thanks for adding to the flickr needle books group :-)

Felicia said...

I love it!