Breaking Needles

Welcome 🙂

Recently I’ve got into a bad habit! I’m not sure what I do differently from before but these days it seems that every time I remove my sewing machine table I manage to break the machine needle, how it happens I can’t quite work out but I’m just grateful that I don’t dismantle my machine too often.

It got me thinking that I should really keep some spare machine needles in my sewing tin just in case this happens when I’m at a workshop. Otherwise I’d have to beg steal or borrow one from someone.

So I was really pleased to see this simple idea on Threadbear Creations for a matchbook needle keeper.

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Rose has put together a little tutorial here.

Yes, I know I could just bring my needles in the case the manufacturers sold them in but this is much prettier!

Last night I showed my Ladies Wot Sew group how to make German Stars for our Christmas trees (see my last post here).

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I think everyone did a great job 🙂

Have a lovely week end.

Until next time,

Chris x

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More Knick Knacks!

Welcome 🙂

Last week my monthly quilting group got together and made a rather cute pincushion.

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These little mice slip onto your finger like a ring and provide a very convenient place to store a few pins while sewing (of course you do have to be careful how hard you stab the pins into it!)

Mine is the little white and brown fella near the middle. I did get him completed which is always good in a workshop but when I got back home I decided to rework his little face and this is him now.

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The black cotton whiskers have been replaced with ones made from smoky ‘invisible’ thread and his nose is a bit neater than his other one!

Now much as I love him I am wondering whether I need to make a turquoise one to go with my new matching sewing kit!

Until next time,

Chris x

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Knick Knacks and Notions

Welcome 🙂

I think you’ll all agree that blogs (and Pinterest) are great places to find ideas and inspiration and this was the case when I came across this post of Lin’s from St Victor’s Quilts.

I wasn’t planning on making any sewing knick-knacks but I saw Lin’s beautiful set and it made me think how nice it would be to have a completely matching set to use for my portable projects. So I pulled some fabric from my stash and started sewing 🙂

Now I haven’t copied what Lin made, but I have stolen her idea!

From this…

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into these…

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Yet another needle case and yet another pop up thread catcher and yet another pincushion to complete the set!

I’ve got just about enough fabric to make a bag/basket/box/container to put them and a few other sewing necessities in – anyone got any nice ideas for one?

Until next time,

Chris x

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