I've really got going with those little needle cases. I have fine tuned the way I sew the binding on and now it's full steam ahead!
The most enjoyable part, for me, is choosing the fabrics. You can have a bit of fun with them, as I have done. They aren't a serious piece of work, so I just go with the flow a bit. Especially with the selvage ones. One of them is still a WIP, as I don't have a binding in a suitable colour. I'm thinking something bright.
No this isn't the mouth of a Muppet! It's the inside of one of my needle cases. I've used felt for the needle holding part. Look, there's more gingham. I have it in red, black, orange, yellow, pink, brown, and I think that's all.
I really must buy blue as well. I had a school uniform when I lived in Papua New Guinea in blue gingham. I was only five, but I remember it with great fondness.
I can't remember where I got the inspiration for this stocking design. Could have been a magazine even. I have used old buttons from op shops and my grandmother's stash. Mostly the shell sort as they have lovely colour.
And two little hearts from the left overs. I used the stitched edges as hangers to give it a bit of a rustic feel. Not sure if maybe it's too rustic?
Kind of looks like they are about to fall apart! The hangers are just pinned on too. Kind of by accident, I thought it was a good look with the pearl pins in them. I may be wrong, but I like them the way they are. Definitely to be hung up high, away from little hands.
A little freehand embroidery finishes them off nicely.
Now, really, the housework is slipping around here. You should see the folding pile, let alone the ironing pile! I hope there are others out there whose carpet looks as bad as ours. Don't even talk to me about the bathrooms either!! I really must spend some time this week sorting out these issues. Not sure when I'll be able to fit it in though.
We are going to Gran's this afternoon for cake. It's been a year since my Grandad died and we are having a little remembrance time together.
Now before I go, here is another of my patches. They are both fabrics I used for Daughter No. 4's bed cover. I love the roses in them. And of course the fabulous red, it's just the right shade too.