Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Procrastination thy name is GIVEAWAY


 As a little treat for myself I made a do-dad to keep all my crochet hooks with a place for scissors, needles and a couple of little pockets for stitch keepers.  Well actually I made two and I had left over a couple of quilted squarish pieces approximately 7 1/2 x 9 ".

Its quilted using a techno-colour Michael Miller fat called 'dysfunctional family' and for the inside an orangey red fat the lovely Catherine gave me recently.
 Now - I'm scratching my head over what to do with the remaining squares....pot mitts? Meh....  So I put it to you - what would you do?  

Leave me a comment with a brilliant idea (or just say 'Hi') and I'll pick someone to send the other hook keeper to.  No need to alert the media/repost to your blog, etc etc for extra entries - I just want to keep this nice and simple.


I'll send it anywhere in the world and I leave it open to suggestions until this time next week (Wednesday 29 June 2011, 10:30am NZ time)


If you were wondering where the procrastination comes in, I'm meant to be cutting patterns today not posting a giveaway, so I'd better get on with it - I want to have a dress or two to show you tomorrow in My Creative Space.  :)

19 comments:

  1. I love that fabric I'd put the remainder over canvas or in a hoopp and hang it at eye height in the loo to eetertain visitors!!! Miriam

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  2. Love the fabric and hook keepers! What about as pockets on a plainer style apron? Or little quilted coasters?

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  3. Hi Nin. Great to hear of another procrastinator! I can't think of any ideas for you (can I blame having absolutely no sleep last night?) but I know someone who would make use of you hook keeper-my sister Allie. She's a crocheter and I reckon she would love that quirky fabric.

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  4. Hi!

    My brilliant idea - a matching needle holder .. something to hold all the multitude of packets of hand sewing needles you end up with. I have mine in a barrel shaped fabric container, but I'm sure you may have a better design! My barrel has not only the needles, but seems to become a recepticle for all sorts of odds and ends!

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  5. I have no great ideas, just wanted to say how good all your hooks look in the holder! Makes me want to track down all my hooks and keep them snug together too.

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  6. Ha ha this is so funny my I wonder how my GP who is actually Doctor Denton would like it!

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  7. Hey, they look fantastic! would love to win one. I was just given a whole lot of old sewing/crochet bits from a 95 year old going into a home. Will post pics on my blog soon. Would be perfect for storing. I think some little purses would be cool with leftovers. Having serious procrastination issues here too, plus a bugs not helping. I'll look forward to checking out your creative space tomorrow...mine will be sadly non-existant :(

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  8. How about coasters out of the leftovers?

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  9. I thought of the canvas mounting too or to cover 2 sides of a cardboard storage box; use a complimentary piece of fabric for the other 2 sides and bottom.

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  10. Ooooh! That material is so cool!
    Hmmm what to make? Not feeling very inspired at the moment, but a matching needle case sounds cool or if you know someone who really likes to drink fancy teas you could make them a nifty teabag wallet. If the squares are big enough, you could make a case for your sun glasses.

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  11. how clever are you. i love this print!x

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  12. I dont have any brilliant ideas but I did take this as a prompt to say HI :) *hangs my lurking head in shame* sorry its taken me so long. Love your blog and your clothes! :)

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  13. Hi! I'm thinking cut out the little squares on the fabric and turn them into chunky brooches or necklaces! They are so great, I think they will work well free standing too!

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  14. are you like me & have to wear craft glasses? how about a case for those said glasses! mine end up kicking around at the bottom of project bag all the time :(

    or magnets for the fridge?

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  15. Hi! I have only just started learning to crochet! This would be great! Love your creations, you are very talented

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  16. I am loving your hook organiser,making one of them is on my never- ending to-do list! cool fabric too, i think some little zip purses would be cute :)

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  17. Not sure quite how much fabric you have left, but I love things like these soft little storage boxes - great for crafty bits and pieces :-)
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=158435400884903&set=pt.148523251876118&type=1&theater (Hope you can see that pic!)

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  18. Or how about a wallet - one of those things I've been meaning to do for ages, but never quite gotten around to...I don't think you need a very thick fabric as it would be lined and prob have some good interfacing in there too! Here's some I love: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=360617.0

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