Friday, November 7, 2014

more sneak peeks

When I was in France last month at the European Quilt Convention, I found something that sparked my interest terribly - FELT! I have made things from felt before like a mobile phone case, but I sewed it together with the sewing machine not by hand. (If there is an easier way to make it, I am all for it.) I found this really cute sewing and needle kit made in felt. I couldn't resist, because I have been scouting around for that perfect needle case for a while now. So I bought it!! I loved it so much, I returned the next day to the same stand to buy a different felt kit and a gorgeous variegated floss. I pulled out this book, because it is one of two that I bought a few years ago to learn how to embroider. It is not as hard as I thought!!

I hope you stay tuned for the outcome. It might be a little "primitive," but a girl has to start somewhere!

And another sneak peek - I worked on the perfect wrist needle pin cushion. It is simple to make and doesn't need added stabilizing in the bottom for the pins. I went into production and made them for all of the participants of the Patchwork in the Peaks in Morzine, France last month as well.


They turned out very nice and are quite easy to make. They are great as stocking stuffers at Christmas or a quick birthday gift for a sewing friend. I hope to have a pattern for it soon in my Craftsy shop.

Thanks for dropping by!
Karen

4 comments:

  1. Bin schon gespannt auf Dein erstes fertiges Filzprojekt!
    LG
    KATRIN W.

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  2. Sometimes, I'm in just the right mood to work with felt!! I can't wait to see your needle case when it is finished. You were right - those pyramid wrist pin cushions look fabulous!! Can't wait until the pattern is available! Have a wonderful day!

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  3. Das sieht aber wunderbar aus! Bin gespannt auf Dein Filz-Nadelmäppchen und natürlich auch auf Deine Anleitung für diese tollen Nadelkissen!
    GLG
    Deborah

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  4. The felt has been coming out here too lately as I've been making some stitched gift cards and ornaments. Loving my wrist pincushion btw. It's getting loads of use and is ever so practical. Thanks so very much again.

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