Louisa Enright's Blog

Mainely Tipping Points

Archive for April 27th, 2017

Turkey Tracks: Annie Rolfe Needle Case Project

leave a comment »

Turkey Tracks:  april 27, 2017

Annie Rolfe Needle Case Project

Friend Becca Babb-Brott recently took a trip–and she wanted a needle case that would fit inside the small, travel-sized bag she had just made to hold her current English Paper Piecing Project.

Since I am constantly juggling needles–and often have more than one loaded with different colored threads–I thought I’d make one too.

I used Annie Rolfe’s tutorial, which you can see below.

It’s simple:  a fun project with a fun and practical outcome–assuming you have the ingredients on hand.  Be sure to sew the snap on BEFORE putting in the insides–per instructions.  I used some temtex I had around instead of cardboard.  The cutting directions are on the right sidebar of the tutorial I think.  She tells you in the intro.

Here’s mine–from a beloved fabric.

The inside is already filled with needles and pins.

I want to make another one that will just hold two or three needles and fit into a small bag when I don’t need my bigger one.

The tutorial:

Written by louisaenright

April 27, 2017 at 3:18 pm

Turkey Tracks: Mailbox Fun

with one comment

Turkey Tracks:  April 27, 2017

Mailbox Fun

I have used decorative mailbox covers for our rural mailbox here in Maine.

I change them often during the year–to reflect the seasons.

My younger son recently redid their mailbox in South Carolina–as a gift for his wife.  He even put in a new mailbox stand (anchored by a hole filled with cement) that he painted.

Mermaids!

He has three little girls who adore all things mermaid.

Matching sides:

But a windjammer end piece!

Here’s what my mailbox looks like right now.  My mailbox stand swings so it does not get broken off by the snow plow in the winter.

Written by louisaenright

April 27, 2017 at 8:55 am