May 24, 2012

Felt Needle Case for Waltzing Mouse Stamps Blog Party

WMS blog party logo]

ETA: I'm sorry the pics are so dark and yellow. I'd retake them but I already mailed it away. Believe it or not, I already lightened and colour corrected them, apparently just not enough. My apologies! I decided to think outside the box for this challenge. We are to use Felt or Cozy Fabrics as our theme. I made a needle case for a swap on Swap-Bot and it turned out perfect for this challenge!

felt needle case

The case is made of felt except for the front panel. You can just see the very tip of the ribbon I tied into a bow threaded through a hole in each page and tied in the back.

felt needle case side

Here you can see the layers I used to make the case.

felt needle case open

Onto each page I glued a different white lace. They look pretty right?

felt needle case back

Here you can see the bow that ties it all together. You can’t see the ribbon on the front because it is under the label. I hope you enjoy the rest of the blog party! If you like my project, I hope you will visit again. I have subscription thingies on my sidebar!

RECIPE
Stamp:
WMS, gingham background-PTI
Ink: Chocolate, pink pirhouette-SU!
Paper: white CS-SU!
Accessories: pink flowers-Prima, pearls, seam binding ribbon-stash, lace-WMS and stash, Nesties dies

19 comments:

Winnie said...

This is so pretty and elegant. I love the shape and colors. I love the lace!!

Deborah Frings said...

I think this is perfect for the cozy fabric challenge. It's pretty, functional and brilliant!

Lynn Mercurio said...

What a brilliant and cleverly creative idea. I love how beautiful this turned out and how you tied it together with this beautiful bow.

Cathy Weber said...

Whoa, what a super cute idea. You put such thought into this little case. I bet whoever gets it is going to love it!

Marybeth said...

This is just the best idea for a gift project. I love your needle case. Your pictures are just fine, but I know what you mean sometimes in person they are just so much better. This is a wonderful case!

Jeanne J said...

This is so pretty - it is always a pleasure to have something that is beautiful to look at and functional at the same time. The recipient will think of you every time they reach for it!

Bumblebee said...

Wow, what a beautiful little project! I love that you combined the challenge with your swap, its just lovely!

Kim said...

Wow, this is so beautiful and elegant! Love how you thought outside the box, my brain just does not always work that way. The lace and all of the details are all so soft and sweet, just beautiful.

Julia Aston said...

Oh Rebecca! this project is SO sweet! How clever and creative - a wonderful needle holder - the stamp you used is perfect!

Renee said...

Beautifully elegant!!
That label is perfect for this...
and looks so fabulous!
What a creative take on the theme...
beautiful!

Kelly S. said...

Oh this is so sweet! It looks like a little antique! I have never heard of a needle case (shows you how much I sew, hee) but this is such a great idea. I love the little bits of lace and the sweet colors of the felt. A cozy and charming project, for sure!

Kary said...

This is SO pretty and such an Awesome idea!! LOVE your project, you decorated it so beautifully!!

Jan Garber said...

I've never really thought about having a needle case, but this totally wins me over! I'm always searching for a needle package in my sewing drawer!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty!

Super Jen said...

Clever idea and a great gift.

Sharron said...

What a fantastic idea for this challenge! Love that it is useful as well as beautiful. The shape & colors are wonderful and I adore the lace trim!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

What a wonderful project for the blog party this month! I love your needle case!

Charmaine Stack said...

What a pretty needle case. The swap recipient will love it, I'm sure.

Lori said...

What a great idea! Love all the delicate, feminine details.