Friday, April 10, 2009

A Real Needle Case

Although I love looking at vintage-inspired art created by others, I don’t generally tend to lean in that direction. My style is usually a bit more whimsical—probably because I am such a color junkie.
Recently, I decided to take a stab (pardon the pun) at making something with a vintage theme and I have to admit it was fun going thru my stash to find feminine bits of lace, velvet, silk ribbon, etc.

Inspired by the article “Sealed with a Stitch” in the Dec/Jan ‘09 issue of Cloth, Paper, Scissors, I created this vintage-themed needlecase. I printed some copyright-free images onto inkjet cotton and played around with some shrink plastic and rubber stamps to create the embellishments. This was fun to do and would make a nice gift so I’ll have to remember that when the holidays roll around.

But next time, I think I will reach for a bright orange polka-dot fabric, some purple rick-rack and maybe a few hot pink buttons……glittery ones. Oooooo.


  1. oooh... since this is right up my alley style-wise... i am LOVIN your piece here! ;) beeeauutiful! ;) xoxoxo

  2. Love the needle case. Fabric selection is perfect for this case.

  3. Thanks, Gals! It was fun to go vintage for a switch! May have to try another one! Thanks so much for looking!

  4. I'm happy to own this! I've received loads of compliments on it...Peggy

  5. I'm happy to own this lovely piece! Hugs, Peggy