Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Back in the land of crafting!


The door on the jolly old craft room didn't stay closed for too long!! ;-)
I've been itching to get on and 'make'...(the 'make' being my escape from my 'proper job',which I do love, but having done it for nigh on 35 years it is good to have a change of activity!!)

Anyway, I've broken myself in gently...whilst tidying up I found ...

If you have a shop in your town or village, where curtains are made on the premises, they often have old sample books that they no longer use...so ask nicely!!

Which is what I did ;-)


That done...get your free swatches from CK...however, I notice that they now limit the number which you can request ;-(

Anyway, I fiddled around..like you do.. ;-)

In an attempt to make some needle cases for the next V&H Fair...


The ''inners' are yet to be completed as I ran out of felt.
So nowhere near finished... but watch this space..I am back in the land of crafting...be it rather slowly.

And these cost me very little to make..all free, apart from the K&Co Felt flowers...and you can even do those yourself..I was just being a tad lazy.



I'll put them in my shop as soon as they are finished..needles included!

17 comments:

Josie-Mary said...

Lovely needle cases Sal... very bright & cheerful. I hoping to come to this fair.. just sorting out how to get there! :) x

sweetmyrtle said...

Hi Sal,
these are really lovely with nicely thifted materials. are they going into your shop?
ginny x

Sal said...

Yes Ginny,when they are finished..at a nice cheap 'n cheerful price too ;-)

Kitty said...

They are so pretty! Glad to hear you are gradually feeling better. x

twiggypeasticks said...

Glad you're on the mend Sal, love these, the colours are so pretty. Love the flowers.
Twiggy x

Hen said...

They look great, a real colour fest. Well done on the thrifting, too...
Hen x

Shabby Chick said...

Those are really pretty needle cases Sal, well done :)

Mel xxx

Suzie said...

Sal, what a super thing to make and a great way to use that fabric... clever clever you... I am inspired....

LittleGem said...

These are great - so pretty and colourful, sadly CK has recently been ignoring my free samples request!! I must have gone over my limit! X

Country Cottage Chic said...

Lovely & thrifty too! Very pretty Sal.

thriftymrs said...

Great needle cases!
Love the idea of the sample books.

Bobbie Lynn said...

Oh my gosh, your like the energizer bunny, “You keep going and going”. Good to see your feeling better. Those felt flowers are beautiful. They can be used on handmade cards too. The possibilities are endless. Love the colors you used for them. Did you come up with the pattern on your own? Have a great day!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Lovely Sal. It is just having a mind that thinks along all kinds of lines - so that whatever material comes to hand you can make something of it. In one made a leg blanket from an old sample book of tailoring materials. Might put it on my blog one day - thanks for reminding me of it.

cocoa and blankets said...

oooh lovely Sal...glad you are feeling better....love H...Polls and I are on a pilgrimage to CK Harrogate on saturday...will think of you and the assistant who still feels guilty because she couldnt let you take pictures in york....

Lace hearts said...

Lovely colours in that post. I think they should do really well at the fair. You've been busy!

funkymonkey said...

Really pretty needlecases. Your new banner is lovely too.

Tracey.

Rosie said...

Glad to see you are back in business - the needle cases are so pretty:)