Thursday, 5 February 2015

Using up scraps

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Sometimes we are so accustomed to seeing something that we cease to see it realistically anymore, so when a student of mine laughed at my knitting needle holder last week, I suddenly saw it through her eyes.  An old yellow plastic tube stuffed full of an assorted array of straight, curved and bent needles, half of which have long lost the blob on the end which tells us the needle size and helpfully prevents our stitches from slithering off the end and falling into the abyss.   I remember that this ancient tube did have a lid some 30 years back but.... has anybody seen it?

The perfect excuse to use up a bit of stash and make a new needle holder.



Got a bit carried away cutting strips of fabric, so looks like I´ll have to make two needle holders.




A row of crochet chain stitches formed the word `Needles´ on the flap to close the holder.



I didn´t have any buttons which I really liked for the fastenings and was determind to use what I had on hand, maybe another day on seeing the perfect button, I will change these.



I feel pleased that I have used up some of my stash and have proper room to hold all my needles   and I also have an extra knitting needle holder for a gift.

Linking up with Stephanie at The Enchanting Rose.

See you next week.

Sheryl




33 comments:

  1. This is such a darling idea, Sheryl, and what a great use for scrap fabric :) I would love to have you share this at the Roses of Inspiration linkup party. Hugs to you, dear one!

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  2. So pretty!!! A fabulous use of those extra bits of fabric.

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  3. What a great idea! I'll have to remember this. I just might make a couple of those myself!

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  4. These are so pretty and so useful too! I love them. I don't knit; but I imagine you could use them for crochet hooks as well. Very pretty fabric choices.

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  5. How creative! Wonderful results.

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  6. Great idea and I LOVE the colours :)

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  7. Oh, those are really lovely. I will be making one for me!

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  8. Your needle holders are very sweet. They look lovely with all your pretty scraps. Those needles of yours will be well contained now. An inspired idea, Sheryl!

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  9. Beautiful needle holders :) love the idea of embroidered 'needles' on it.

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  10. Your needle cases really look lovely. Great choice of fabrics :)

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  11. that's a really lovely needle holder and perfect for using up small strips of fabrics too - double bonus lol

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  12. What pretty needle holders! I've got a knitter in the family so these would make great gifts - will add them to my list of gifts for special occasions!

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  13. Those are neat! I don't knit, but I have a friend that does. That would make a great gift. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. What a great ideas to keep all the knitting needles.. Thank you for the inspiration.. :)

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  15. Very beautiful!AriadnefromGreece!

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  16. I never learned to knit, but did used to crochet thanks to my grandma teaching me..but I just had to say..those are the prettiest and neatest looking needle bags I have ever seen! Literally makes me want to learn to knit just so I can make a needle bag like yours! Those colors are gorgeous! Great job!

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  17. A wonderful idea to use up your scraps. Very beautiful needlebags.

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  18. These are so lovely, Sheryl!!! They almost make me wish I knew how to knit :)

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  19. Gorgeous holders for your supplies!

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  20. Hi Sheryl, these are such beautiful needle holders. How very creative of you. Thank you for visiting me and for your kind words.

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  21. Hi Sheryl, yes I too love your beautiful needle holders and I love the fabric!
    Julie at Julie's Lifestyle

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  22. These are perfectly darling, dear Sheryl! I must make one for my lovely mother who so enjoys her knitting and needs a little knitting case to make her knitting sessions that little more enjoyable!
    My first time visiting today from Roses of Inspiration!
    Hugs,
    Kelly-Anne

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  23. You were featured at Roses of Inspiration today, sweet friend! Thanks for sharing and have a lovely day. Hugs!

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  24. What clever needle cases! I saw this on The Enchanting Rose. So nice!

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  25. Lovely! The fabric combinations are great, and the finished products are so neat and clean looking. You've inspired me to use us some scraps! Visiting from Roses of Inspiration. Thanks for sharing!

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  26. Your lovely needle cases have inspired me!

    Happy week, and I'll be following your blog!
    Kelley~

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  27. These are so pretty!
    Blessings,
    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage
    Missouri U.S.A.

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  28. Visiting from Roses of Inspiration...these are absolutely beautiful! Such patience it must have taken to get all of the elements just so perfect! Have a blessed day!

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  29. I also remember that old yellow plastic needle case!! Great you changed it and look at those you made sooo beauiful. So inspiring, I want t have one even though I dodnt knit. Marianne

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