Friday, 18 April 2008

Needle Case 2



I started this needle case a while ago, its taken so long partly because I couldn't find a suitable lining for it and partly because I'm lazy when it comes to sewing! Inspire Me Thursday's latest challenge of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle motivated me to finish it, plus the fact that I really need a new needle case! The lace is from a stocking, the velvet and the inner fabric are from old underwear, and the felt is made from shed rabbit fur. I also made a needle case as a gift for my Mum, you can see that one here. All my crafts are made from reused materials, you can browse them here.

14 comments:

anthonynorth said...

I sometimes wish I was good with my hands. Maybe it is a lack of patience.

Razor Family Farms said...

I'm with you... I have five aprons that I started a few months ago with grand plans of giving them as Mother's Day gifts. You can well imagine how far I've gotten on them. Sigh.

One day.

Blessings!
-Lacy

AscenderRisesAbove said...

I really (really) like this.

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Tammie Lee said...

This has quite a vintage wonderful unique look to it.
These prompts are not only wonderful inspiration but also great at getting us to complete things!

A Paperback Writer said...

Very nice. I have tons of interesting clothing pieces/unused fabric scraps which I used to make into doll clothes. But since my niece is 21 now, I obviously don't.
I have a question for you: have you done a post on recycling lint? If not, do you know anything about it? I don't use my clothes drier a whole lot (since I have lovely clotheslines in my basement), but I do fluff towels, sheets, and jeans for about 5 minutes a piece, and I naturally get some lint.
I read on feministmormonhousewives.org about how lint can be composted, but I'm not much of a gardener, and how it can be put in cardboard eggcartons then coated with parafin wax and used as a firestarter, but I don't have many fires. Someone else suggested papermaking -- now that I'd be willing to try!
Do you know anything else?

Janice Thomson said...

You are so creative - I admire the many wonderful ideas you put to use with bits and scraps of this and that.

SzélsőFa said...

It's been a long time I visited you. I've just read your post about biofuels.
As someone from the green side, I heartily agree with your post. The negative side effects of biofuels are HUGE.

Deb G said...

This is great! Both how it turned out and the use of materials.

Rabbits' Guy said...

Is that a mouse going in there ????

winterwood said...

always creative and always getting max use out of your recycled things!

artbyjune said...

How wonderfully tactile. A great gift too.

Bee said...

Seeing someone so creative makes me wish I could sew....unfortunitely my skills are limited to buttons and usually only if it will make my artwork more attractive. The family are on their own I am afraid if anything needs mending.

Cheryl said...

Well done -- creative and lovely use of materials! I love the look and feel of velvet.

Darlene said...

What a Creative use of fiber bits and pieces!!