Down a dirt road, past fields and deep woods ~
stands a humble little farmhouse wearing chippy white paint and a rusty tin roof...
it's here at our beloved Notforgotten Farm that you will find me...

chasing kittens, puttering in the gardens or talking to the tree.

I love seeing the past through the eye of a needle ~
...I collect old & odd things.
I pull wool & cotton through linen. I walk barefoot in my garden and throw my head back and cackle when I laugh...

I'm just a little farm-witch that loves where I am & who I'm with ~

Our little needlework shop & studio
is located at
3530 Tye River Road
Amherst, VA 24521
ph. 434-263-6508
email -

Regular Shop/Open Studio hours:
Fridays & Saturdays 10:00 ~ 4:00
*unless we are away at a show or teaching a class*
{better to call/email first}

our Etsy Shop is ALWAYS OPEN!
Please visit our ETSY Shop ~
by clicking on any one of the thumbnail photos below...

Monday, March 24, 2014

More Snippets!

If you've watched my video on youtube,
... then you've seen me punching this design ~

well, I finished it!

Snippets box-topper

 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!

nothing fancy...
 just some white glue
(to adhere fabric to box) 
heavy cotton thread
 (to stitch the finished punch through the lid)
cotton batting
 (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 *


April said...

Love the snippet box Lori! Can't wait to get this design!

Karen Martinsen said...

How cute!!!
I throw my little snippets away - guess I should keep them???
Love the color you used.

Debra said...

That is what I did with my little punched sheep design, but I save the small round wooden containers that brie cheese often comes in, and use those the same way. They are a little bit on the shallow side, but they work!

Martha Doe said...

Love it Lori! Did you get my note on etsy convo"s? Look forward to the new punch needle patterns!

barb said...

Love that little box. A nice gift to make for the gals in my hooking group. I will look for your pattern. Thanks for the instructions Lori.

NMK said...

Love your Snippets box !!!

Nancy Bauer said...

It turned out so nice Lori! Love how you "puffed it a bit on top too! And yes the snow needs to fall somewhere else, 72 one day then snow??? Come on Old Man Winter, just die :D

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Adorable Lori and so useful! Stay warm, Deb

denise said...

Cute!! I put mine in my Longaberger pincushion basket. It's perfect.

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