Monday, February 11, 2008

Snippets of Thread

How was your weekend? Mine was very full but I had a great time. Dinner and crafting at Kristie's house Friday night was such a perfect evening of friendship, great food, and working on my coasters for the swap hosted by Amy at Ibby Bee.

I have three freelance technical writing jobs to do this morning, and then I’ll be able to finish my coasters for mailing to my swap partner. So, since I haven’t anything finished to share, here’s a project I made last March for those of you who didn’t know me during my non-blogging Flickr-only days.

This is a threadcatcher which sits either on the arm of my chair or the edge of my sewing table. It collects all the flotsam and jetsam of thread snippets that otherwise make a mess.

The pattern is from IndyBags (found on eBay). The frame is the plastic rim of a Breyer's Ice Cream lid with the extraneous cardboard part removed. The pincushion part has a rubber shelf-liner backing so it won't slide. Four 1”-square drapery weights inside the fiberfill stuffing help give it weight so it stays where you want it.


Rosie's Whimsy said...

OMGosh! How clever is that? I must make one of those for myself :-) ((hugs)) Rosie

a pink-bee said...

What a neat project :) Can't wait to see the coasters. Have a Happy Day :)

Scrappy Moments said...

How Pretty, Love That Material :


African Kelli said...

I have freelance to conquer today too. Hope yours is a great success!

kathi d said...

How brilliant to use the ice cream top! I love your cheerful fabric choice, too.

Lilli said...

Thread-catchers are Brilliant! I could really use one around here but I haven't gotten around to making one yet. Thanks for the inside 'scoop' (ice cream reference :) on how to make it!

Yummers! said...

Love the fabric and the thread catcher idea... and the little pincushion in the background, too.
Thanks for sharing, Junie Moon!
PS Where did the name Junie Moon come from? Is there a story we'd all like to hear??

Storybook Woods said...

Well my weekend starts tomorrow and between birthdays and Valentines it will be very busy. Oh my gosh love your thread catcher !!!!! oxoxoxo Clarice

Rosemary said...

Very pretty and colorful!!

Robyn said...

I must try to do something like this! I hate those little threads everywhere! I mean EVERYWHERE! Great idea June!

meg said...

I saw those at several craft fairs this past winter- I'm going to have to make a couple for myself as well as MIL & SIL- thanks for the inspiration.
BTW- can't help you with the lobster quandry- I've never made one either :-)

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Oh I love these thread catchers. I've been admiring the ladies at Club quilt. Must find myself the pattern and have a go.

Jane said...

This is so handy! Those threads end up everywhere in my house!

Gumbo Lily said...

So cute! Most of my threads are on the floor. ~smile~


Carol said...

I must make a few of these!
Yours is lovely.

Pippilotta said...


wonderful idea, I would like to have such a nice bag, too.