Sunday, July 11, 2010

Country Pumpkins Needlecase, Done!

I had a very productive weekend, I made a needle case.
I just received this wonderful applique pattern and as son as I saw it thought it would be just perfect for a weekend project. Then I thought, well what the heck would I make with it and after talking with Kaaren and seeing a gorgeous needle case she designed, I thought I could make a "beginner" needle case. One without any complications. And so it went, I made a needle case. And if you think mine looks anything like hers, well I'd say, "You better lay off the vino." =)
Yeah, my needle case wants to grow up to be like hers but it's gonna take some time, hahaha.
Anyway, I KNOW the applique is gorgeous because Pam Minch has pumpkins down to a science, and I've never seen one of her pumpkin patterns that I didn't like, and this one is no exception. Isn't it awesome? Love, love,Love it!
Oh but for my show and tell I did encounter some technical difficulties, so if you're feeling dizzy you best skip the next picture.
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Would you be so kind as to pretend this image is not flipped on its side, and just try to see the "beauty" of my needle case? LOL! This is the inside of the case the pocket is actually on the left, not at the top of the case. I wanted to make it large enough to hold an extra rotary cutter blade in the little plastic case. It fits perfectly and there's a snap to make sure once it's in there, it's not going to fall out. Unless you flip it as picture here. See? Blogger wanted me to show you how NOT to hold the needle case!
In the middle I used a piece of hand dyed wool to match the cute Buggy barn fabrics I used . Oh, all the applique is flannel. I just love working with flannel. ahhh...it's so soft and yummy...
Now looking at the back of the case we have two cool little pockets where you can stuff extra needles, an embroidery scissor or even extra skeins of thread. I "test drove" all these options, mind you... or you can just leave them empty... whatever works...
That's it for my weekend crafting. Did you get anything done? Hope you did, and if not, I hope you had fun just goofing off! I'm all for goofing off... =)

13 comments:

Terry said...

Love that applique! Great needlecase too! Nothing wrong with keeping it simple! :0)

Tanya said...

Darling needlecase Brenda! Love that design! You did an amazing job on it. Did you machine quilt the tan fabric yourself?

Very cute!

Tanya ~ friendshipcrossing.blogspot.com

Maggey and Jim said...

Yes, it is very nice and I love the little pins. I made a Millie doll from Rene Plains pattern..
Maggey

Marie said...

Love it brenda, do you carry those cute pins in stock???Hugs, Marie

WoolenSails said...

Wonderful needle case and beautiful applique work.
I think I am doing way too much at a time and not getting anything done lately;)

Debbie

Barb said...

Just love it!

Tatkis said...

Your needlecase looks very nice and cosy! I like it anyway :)

Best wishes,
Tatyana

Fiesta said...

Brenda, your needlecase is adorable.

Kaaren said...

It's wonderful, Brenda. Great design and well thought out.

I don't know which you can never have enough of...needle cases or pincushions?

Whimsey Creations said...

I love it Brenda! Needlecases are so fun to make. Great job!

Karen said...

Love your work!!!

Jess said...

Very cute!! it would make a great, traveling sewing kit... or maybe an office sewing kit... hmm... just being creative in my own way! lol

Yvonne said...

tWhere did you get the applique pattern. I love it. The needle case was a great idea.