Sunday, February 25, 2007
My sister Ginny taught Kathy and I how to make these "thread catchers" a year ago when we were together for my Dad's 80th birthday celebration! Don't you just love them!! (I made the blue one) Let me tell you about these guys! The pin cushion is filled with fine sand to keep needles sharpened and give weight to hold most anything you put in the bag. It can catch loose thread & fabric... scrapbookers love it for photo/paper scraps... nursing moms use it for pacifers, a diaper & wipes... also for holding yarn as you knit & crochet... have one hanging off an end table or recliner for a water bottle, tv remotes, notepads & tissue... so handy when mending or near your sewing machine for scissor, needle & thread, seam ripper and measuring tape. You get the picture! One is not enough!
OK, so talk to me now... have any of you seen these before? Are they out there? Would they catch on? (pardon the pun) Cuz I am planning to make more and eventually make them available in my future Etsy shop.
The picture above is me and my sister Ginny. And the picture below are my sisters Kathy and Ginny. The three sewing sisters! And by the way, my sisters are incredibly talented, so creative at making anything! I'm serious! One of these days I am going to devote an entire post to Ginny and all the things she has made for me & for my kids over the years!!
The tote bags and coin purses were made by my cousin Shelly. My sisters and I are proud owners of a Shelly original!! She does such fabulous work!! Be sure to click the pics to enlarge and you'll see what I mean!