Sunday, November 21, 2010

GC79: Stitching and another PDCC#56

The challenge for Gingersnap Creations 79 was to use stitching. After joining in with The Play Date Cafe Challenge 56 I loved the colours and decided to use them again.

My needles were all kept in an old tobacco tin and I have difficulty trying to find the one I want so decided to make a needlecase incorporating sewing and the PDCC colours.

I started by making the case using 3 pieces of felt in the PDCC colours and then using blanket stitch around the cover. I stamped using one of the Sam Poole stamps on to a panel of calico and then sewed around the edges of this before fraying the edges and then sewing on to a panel of felt and then on to the needlecase. I then added a sewing charm that I've had for ages, some buttons, beads and sequins.




Materials used: felt, calico, Creative Expressions stamp, brown Memento ink, stranded cotton, vintage buttons, metal charm, sequins, beads.

13 comments:

Muckyfingers said...

Brilliant idea beautifully made xXx

Anita said...

This is just so cute Jo, I just adore that dangly charm on the front, so pretty. You are too clever Missus..xxx

craftattack said...

Terrific idea, well done, and the charm is wonderful!

Tracy Evans said...

What a fabulous idea and great use of the colours at The Play Date Cafe. Love this unique idea. Tracy Evans x x

Effie said...

A great idea.. Lovely!

Lisa Somerville said...

Lovely needle case you created, great vintage image! Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Rachel said...

Love this Jo :-) Makes me want to do something with the felt I've made at my felt workshops :-)

Suzanne C said...

What a great idea. Love how you stitched this together. Beautiful! Glad you joined us at the PDCC this week.

Sue A said...

Wonderful idea, I love it. It is so useful and pretty at the same time.
Sue xx

JeanFB said...

What a fabulous project! Your stitching is gorgeous (I wish I could do that!). Thanks for playing along at Gingersnap!

Morti said...

Nice work hun!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOOOOOOOOVE it! I love how you stitched this together and the color choice!! I love that image on the front too-just love it all:) Thanks so much for playing along with us and joining in the fun over at the PDCC!! We appreciate and love our players:}

Kim Dellow said...

Totally, Totally love! All that lovely stitching. Kimx