I love old cotton reels, there is something very appealing about all that wound up thread waiting to be sewn with. For a while, I have been wondering if there was a way of making a cotton reel out of fabric, felt and embroidery.
With some tinkering around involved, I came up with a pattern and began a little cotton reel production line. After I'd added a felt label to one end, I sat staring at it for a while, and thought, this would make a great pin cushion!
Funnily enough, the other day, I'd already ordered some key rings, so attached one to the pincushion, and made a little needle book to match. Was really handy for storing all my bits and bobs when we went away last weekend.
Oh, and if you happen to see a copy of the August issue of 'Quick & Crafty' magazine, turn to page 70 for a little interview...
Thank you for all the lovely jam pot comments, we will have the best dressed jam in the land!
(sorry for the terrible photos, it's rain, rain, and more rain here, where is summer hey?!)