Saturday, September 4, 2010

Pointing the way to a fun Tutorial.

I notice as I work my way through blog land that there are always some terrific tutorials out there, but who has time to actually make all these wonderful things? Well, here is one I came across that just seemed so quick and easy that I had to give it a go.
Cynthia at Idle Hands Empty Brain walks us through a super simple and fun to make thimble holder (or any little treasure really)

Go on over and check it out. I made mine to hold my thimbles, I added a small lobster claw so that I could attach it to my needle book. Made a couple extra for friends.
Mind you, I only went green as far as using the plastic lids, I must confess that I machine sewed what could be done by machine and of course did the rest by hand. You can have lots of fun adding nifty little beads and trinkets too, maybe you have a favourite earring that has lost it's twin or other broken bits of costume jewelery, just one more way to recycle and re-use

I think these could easily be made in several sizes and have quite a number of possible uses.

11 comments:

Barb said...

Oh my gosh ~ Those are so cute. Now I wanna try some. Leaving now to scour the house for some plastic! Thanks.

Joanne said...

Thanks for the link! Your thimble keepers look great!

Robbie said...

What a nice little stocking stuffer! Thanks for sharing!!

Quilt Hollow said...

Clever and thanks for the link. I was thinking they would even be cute for tooth fairy...though my kids are older now.

Zlaty said...

They sound like fun! Thanks for sharing the idea! :)

Diane J. Evans said...

Way too cute! Great stocking stuffers for the holidays -- or favors for a party of quilters!

Diane

Karen Turner said...

very neat! Thanks for the link.

Minka's Studio said...

Thank you for posting this! I've admired similar containers at the Rubin Museum in NYC and made a mental note to myself to try and make them. Now I know how! Your needle case is pretty cool, too. Waht size are these items? (or did I overlook a detail in these tutorials?

Sherri said...

VERY clever! AND I have a ton of ice cream bucket lids to try this with too! It was a long hot summer. :D

Createology said...

Oohh thank you for sharing this thimble holder and your needle book tutorial. How very useful and clever. Happy week ahead...

Quilter Kathy said...

Very cute! It makes such a lovely gift!

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