Thursday, January 03, 2013

1920's & 30's redwork turned felt needlecase!

This is the final follow-up post to my original 1920's / 30's redwork adapted from actual catalog photos.

I decided to make some felt needle cases for two of my daughters for Christmas.  The other two daughters will have to get theirs next year, as these took some considerable time stitching. 

One of the funnest things about doing these, is that both of them look so much like the daughter I gave them too.  I am excited to do the other two as well, for the same reason. Another fun aspect of making these needle books was that I could see the vintage 19020's & 1930's drawings just come to life. 

Each of these needle cases measure about 4 1/2" x about 3", have 2 wool felt sheets inside, and have a back in either blue or yellow with no extra embellishment.  These were also made with a wool blend felt purchased on Etsy from shoppe3130.  Her felt selection is by far the highest quality that I have found so far, very thick & soft ~  as well as a fantastic color selection.  And, her prices are pretty reasonable, as well. 

My next post will showcase some of the felt foods I have been busy creating this winter, as well as my newly re-opened Etsy shop ~ My Current Obsession.