Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Homemade Stitch Caddy

Once in a while I’ll get an idea that just won’t let go of me.  Recently I’ve been doing more handwork.  It seemed like my needle was forever disappearing into a pin cushion or the project.  My spool of thread was constantly unraveling and tangling in the bottom of my basket, my needle threader was never handy and my scissors were always just out of reach.  I had seen a quilting friend’s little stitch caddy made out of wood that conveniently organized all her handwork tools.  Unfortunately I couldn’t find one locally or on-line.  It may still be available, but I wasn’t quite sure what I should call it when I did my searches.  So, I decided to make my own.

I found this cute little tin at, where else, our local library thrift store for 35 cents.  The spool holder is one of my husband’s golf tees.  The magnet that holds my needle when it’s not in use came from some kind of toy that my grandsons have outgrown.  And the scissors holder is an empty spool.  Everything except the magnet which adheres by itself is glued to the tin’s lid.  When it’s not in use, the lid is put back in place and everything is stored together. 

This may not be an idea that helps anyone else, but I’m certainly enjoying it.  I'm linking up with Connie's site today.  Be sure and check it out.


Angie said...

Well, if that's not the niftiest little trick I've seen yet---thank you bunches for sharing this---I will be making me one of these ASAP :D Happy Valentine's Day

Michelle said...

How cool !
Great idea too.

Kathryn D. Duke said...

thanks for showing this idea...I need one too and one of the sweet older ladies in my guild, age 87, has a nice wooden one that I covet...now I can make one for me!!

Connie said...

What a great idea! Now to find some golf tees! Thanks for linking!
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