If you've watched my video on youtube,
... then you've seen me punching this design ~
well, I finished it!
When I travel, I like to take my handwork with me ~
that means my stitching, punching and hooking!
and as you all know
if you are familiar with any of the above,
when working with fibers
we tend to amass small quantities of snippets ~ everywhere.
in the past,
I've been known to use anything I could find
to put my snippets in ~
small bowls, tin tart pans, teacups…
I wanted something specially designed (and with a lid)
to hold them.
|love my Miller pencil hook!|
so I thought why not take a plain little 5" (diameter) paper mache box,
some cotton fabric, and do this ~
just make one :)
|snippets go in to be saved, then tossed out for the birds to cozy up their nests!|
just some white glue
(to adhere fabric to box)
heavy cotton thread
(to stitch the finished punch through the lid)
(to stuff under the lid before all stitching to the lid is completed)
these boxes are available at any craft store, even on line….
they are inexpensive and pretty sturdy too!
|love my needle box with sliding lid too (made by my talented hubby)|
I'm pretty happy about how this turned out,
and yes, the little SNIPPETS topper will be a simple pattern available soon :)
It's COLD again here at the farm today ~
36* but sunny & bright…
the weatherman says some 'falling weather' is in our forecast for tomorrow…
hopefully it will fall someplace else!
Have a beautiful day my Friends!
* Blessed be *