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In today’s post, I’d like to share a few pictures of the knitting needle wrap I recently made.

Brush/Pen or knitting needle wrap

Brush/Pen or knitting needle wrap

I found a tutorial for a pen wrap in the book Bags, Bags, Bags but being an inventive sort I decided to modify it a little. You could just as well use this for pens, pencils, brushes or similar items. I’m using mine for storing knitting needles.

Here’s the wrap open, notice the overlapping top, so the contents don’t escape.

Brush/Pen or knitting needle wrap

Brush/Pen or knitting needle wrap

This shows the top flap open, so you can see the contents.

Brush/Pen or knitting needle wrap

Brush/Pen or knitting needle wrap

In the future I can see my making more of these. They are simple and quite quick to make. NEXT time I’ll photograph the process so I can share a tutorial. I’ve got written notes, just not the photos ;)

Hope you like it.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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For those of you who follow my witterings on Twitter, you may have heard me mention that I bought a sewing pattern for making owls. I collect owls, and when I saw the pattern for them on Etsy, I couldn’t resist. I used some of the lovely fabric my friend Crafty Nanna gave me earlier in the year and made this.

My first Little Owl

My first Little Owl

Isn't he adorable

Spent a crafty afternoon with my neighbour’s grandaughter and helped her make the following owl.

Little Owl Keyring

Little Owl as a Keyring

Used Tim Holtz keyring findings, sewn to the little owls head to change him into a key ring. He’s dead cute and this was made from the Large owl pattern. I’m going to enlarge the pattern further and make a much bigger owl, then fill him with lentals so he can sit on my book and hold the page open for me. I struggle to hold books open for long coz of the RSI, so he will be a really useful helper.

To make your own adorable owls, check out The Little Owlery on Etsy, where you can purchase the pattern.

Best wishes and thanks for reading

Billie :)

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In today’s post, I’m sharing a picture of my first draw string bag. 

My First Draw String Bag

My First Draw String Bag

My plan is to knit gloves for people for Christmas presents, and I thought drawstring bags would make good gift bags. Not sure how I’m going to decorate the bags yet, this one is a bit of a prototype.

In my house gloves have a habit of getting separated from their pairs, so I figured these little bags would be perfect for keeping gloves together, just grab this and pop it in your bag and you know that you will have a pair of matching gloves. 

For a first attempt I was really pleased. Many thanks to my forum friend Crafty Nanna, who came round and helped me work out how to make this. 

This piece also fits with this month’s ‘F’ theme for The Virtual Crafting Challenge. ‘F’ for fabric :)

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon 

Billie :)

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