Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Another Pin Keep

Gosh I'm having fun! The last pin keep I made is winging it's way westward to a new home. In the interim while waiting for some fabric orders to arrive, I decided to make another one, with a few changes. Have I mentioned that I LOVE working with wool? (wink)

It started like this...


and looked like this when it was done.

Inside, there are many storage compartments which can hold all kinds of doo-dads.

There can never be too many compartments...or doo-dads...can there?


And a few more...just because I was having so much fun.


And finally...


And that's what I did yesterday.
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I need some kind of notion to keep it closed. I don't particularly want a snap as they are so predictable. I thought of a ribbon to tie it closed but then it would have to wrap around. Do you have any suggestions?
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Happy stitching!

18 comments:

Julie said...

hi kaaren.....love, love, love it! what about a really nice vintage button with some matching ribbon looped around to close it? you know...a little ribbon to slip over the button.
i have a question...is what you call wool, similar to felt? i've not seen much wool here, just normal cheap felt. i think i've phrased my question wrong, hope you know what i'm trying to say! LOL
it's late here.
julie

Dorothy said...

Kaaren, I love it! The Pinkeep looks so good done in the wool.
What about using a tiny doll button with a crocheted loop? Would that work?

Carrie P. said...

Kaaren,
You are so smart. It is adorable. I think a narrow ribbon would be nice if you tacked it on so you wouldn't misplace it and it wasn't too wide to cover up the bunny. I like the other ladies suggestions too. I say it again, You are so smart!

Dolores said...

Or what about a button but with a small piece of thin elastic to hold it closed. I think your pinkeep turned out beautifully.

Kimberly said...

bee-you-ti-full! (but you already knew that, right...)

ferne said...

How about a button with a ribbon to wrap around the button. this is adorable!

marie said...

Kaaren ~ I love your pinkeep. You should do a tutorial for it. I would love to make one of those!

Sara said...

Just too cute!! Love it! I love all the little pockets and places for things! And what about a button, something vintage, cute, maybe with a little ribbon loop?

ranette said...

Oh Karren...the new pinkeep is so cute. I love it and wish I had the time to do one for myself.

Candace said...

Kaaren - it is so adorable! You know those manila envelopes that have a figure-eight closure with a little string? How about something like that and have the string made out of a thin strip of wool and wrapped between 2 cute buttons? Can't wait to see what you do!
Cheers!

janet said...

The wool looks beautiful to work with. It's a really gorgeous sewing accessory!

pwl said...

What about a toggle button, with a ribbon loop? Or even a nice wooden button with a ribbon loop? It's very nice.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Oh this is wonderful. Practical and beautiful. And that color of wool is delicious.

Sew Many Ways... said...

Hi Kaaren,
This is so beautiful. You are very creative. I like the toggle or the loop with the button idea. No matter what you decide it is adorable. You've been so(sew)busy!!!
~Karen~

Stephanie said...

What a CUTE pin keeper. I agree...vintage button and a narrow pretty little ribbon.

Sherri said...

Love the pin keep with the bunny on the front...and I agree with you...you can never have too many little pockets!

Betweens said...

Kaaren...these are just so cute..I love them you are such a talented lady

Screen Door said...

This is darling-- My Mom would love this... Got any dimensions on themain portion of the packet? Thanks for sharing if you can...