Fun in my fabric world....

Monday, January 3, 2011

Armchair caddy revamp.

One project I have wanted to revisit for some time is my armchair sewing caddy. The original was bought as a kit at craft show in 1998...pretty trendy at the time with the obligatory suffolk puffs & charms. It has served me well but was looking a bit tired. I was determined to update and while DH slept yesterday afternoon I made this one. I love it...from American Jane fabric lines...Wee Play & Punctuation with a dash of vintage ricrac and a nice red spot thrown in.  I love a good red spot!
It looks spiffy on my dark blue lounge and I had great fun "organising" it. I have filled the (lined) pincushion with ground walnut shells to add some weight to deter the mini lion of the house who loves to hide my pincushions!
For Christmas my "sister" Bronwyn made me this wonderful felted wool pincushion (also wisely weighted)
and this bag for me to take to work. It is made out of Nurse material (I didn't know they made it!),
and the back has a little watch on a fob chain & nurses hats! Very very special!
This year I hope to blog more, stitch whenever I can & enjoy my family.
A good plan.
Cardygirl xx

15 comments:

Anne Heidi said...

Your armchair caddy looks fantastic! Love the fabrics you used!
Your bag and pincushion is really nice as well- that nursing fabric is really cute.

Chookyblue...... said...

oh the caddy looks great..........love the goodies from Bronwyn........
the new look on the blog is lovely......

BubzRugz said...

The armchair caddy is great and such a good idea.... mmmm... I really shouldn't add to my list but it seems so useful!!
The nurse fabric is such fun...
Where do you get ground walnut shells?
Hugz

Maree: said...

I Love those Armchair Caddies they really serve the Purpose and always look Great on the end of the lounge...
Love your New Work Bag wisely Suited...are you a RN.
cheers

Deb said...

Looks fabulous. I hope 2011 is a wonderful year for you. So glad your DH is on the mend.

Anita said...

I really like your new armchair caddy! And wow that nurse bag is fantastic!!

gracie said...

Most definetly a patch of red ! I love your sewing projects and the wool pincushion from your sis is lovely.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I love your new arm chair pad thingy!!! and I love that fabric line--and red is always a good color!! Your tote bag is so cute too---and I love your little pin cushion!!!
Have fun stitching--
Hugs, Di and miss gracie

Farm Girl said...

Your caddy is fabulous - you definitely can't beat a good red spot! Lovely new gifts too.

broderie said...

i like your new look alison, looks fresh and a good start for the new year! all the sewing bits are lovely also, happy days!

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Love you caddy Cardy and love the new look blog. Great for us "blind" visitors.
I'm too frightened to change mine, last time I did it, I lost everything on my sidebar. Grrrr

Lori said...

I love your little caddy and so handy too!
It is so nice to receive such thoughtful gifts. Great pincushion!

Siobhan said...

Beautiful finishes and gifts! I love the armchair caddy. I use one for my stitching threads and it's a godsend! Happy new year to you & yours!

Bec said...

Love your new stitching caddy, fresh bright gorgeous colours! Love the pincushion too - weighted ones are the best. Very cool bag, funky nurse material!

shez said...

How cute is that nurse bag alot of thought went into that gift,and love your site.
cheers Shez
http://shez-enjoyinglife.blogspot.com