One of the lovely ladies at work brought me a bag of fabric to drop off this weekend for the re-stash a crafter project. An enormous, see-through, plastic shoulder bag FULL of gorgeous fabrics. Beautiful colours, fabrics from Amy Butler to sock monkeys. As I took the train home today with this bag of gorgeousness on my shoulder -- it was like a game of 'spot the crafter'.
I saw you. You were the ones who ogled.
Recently, a crafter who lost her home said in an email that she missed not even owning a needle!
Along with the fabric, wouldn't it be nice to donate scissors and pins, needles and glue? -And even nicer if they were packaged in something really pretty?
So here's some fun with felt -- feel free to felt along -- it's very quick and loads of fun!
1. Cut some rectangles of felt. I did 3" by about 5" (approx)
2. Fold them in half.
3. Decorate one side with felt and embroidery.
And you're almost done!
4. Next, I will cut some cotton fabric squares, slightly smaller than my rectangle (loose-weave cotton is best as it won't blunt the needles). Pinking shears or a zig-zag around the outside to stop them from fraying.
5. Line up your rectangles like pages of a book: one felt cover and a couple of cotton 'pages'. Sew a line down the back on the machine (your sewing is like a line down the spine).
6. Fill 'er up with needles and some pins, and send it off to a new home! If you want, mark the pages with the type or size of needle - I've bought some multi-packs, and so there's everything from crewel to betweens - big to little!
Let's make it easy for sewing to start again.