Thursday, July 31, 2014

Pouch, Halloween and Bookmark

My long-time stitching buddy, Hetti, received the little gift I made her to celebrate some good news in her life.  Hetti is one of the first stitchers from whom I received an exchange piece back in 2006.  Check out her blog if you don't know it.  Hetti has free designs and tutorials for all kinds of cute little x-stitch things.  I made her a little scissors case from the Pennsylvania Blossom design by Beth Seal.  This is a freebie for the Prim Stitchers Society members on FB.  The case is lined with a snap closure on the inside top.  Hetti seems to use red, white and blue a lot in her stitching, so I thought the cute polka-dot scissors would be perfect for her.  The case is large enough to hold some extras, so I added a few skeins of HDF silk floss as well.




Amazingly, the case turns out to fit her cell phone perfectly and she is now using it for that purpose as you can see below.  If I had been trying for that, I would never have made a case that fit that well.

Hetti's sister, Miek, likes to dye fabric and threads.  Making the scissors case reminded me of the beautiful hand dyed fabrics I have in my stash that Miek sent me some time ago.  I decided to make a couple of Halloween cards from one of the pieces.  The first is a design from the The Flossbox.  Zombies like to trick or treat too you know!




The second is an old freebie,  "Des Fillles et Halloween", by Nathalie of Jardin Prive.  Originally the design was available on this site, www.desfillesetuneaiguille.com.
I don't think it is there now.  It makes me think of a stylish version of the Shakespeare Weird Sisters.  Love those cinched in waists on the two end ladies.






And, while I was playing with the fabric, I grabbed this beauty and stitched a bookmark for WOCS from a design in "Bookmarks Galore" from Leisure Arts.  It was tricky to find something that would work with all of those colors, but i think this blended in quite well.


23 comments:

Vickie said...

Perfect, perfect work Annie. :)
It is so neat that you give and receive from each other like that.

Lee said...

Love the way you have used the dyed fabric it gives an extra appeal to your stitching

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

Such sweeties Annie! Each one gorgeous and more creative than the last!

Margaret said...

Wow! The dyed fabric is perfect for those stitches you did! Love them! And I love the case you made for your friend. What fun that it fits her cell phone perfectly!

Jane Galley said...

What a fabulous phone case, and love that bookmark. Some wonderful makes

Kissy said...

These are impressive on the dyed fabrics! And you are right about the cell phone. When I try to sew something to fit it always comes out way to large!

Hetti said...

Dear Annie, I am so happy with the case. Coincidentally, I had been looking for a while for a cell phone case. This is a very precious gift for me and it fits so perfectly :-))
When I use the scissors it makes me smile, it's so cheery!

The stitching is so gorgeous and funny on this fabric.What a beautiful bookmark Annie, Miek will be pleased!

Hugs and XXX Hetti

Carol said...

How wonderful that Hetti was able to use your beautifully stitched and finished case for her cell phone! That design is so pretty and I love the name--Pennsylvania Blossom :)

Oh, the zombie girl is adorable with her black cat and trailing ghost. It looks so neat on that fabric... And the trio of pink witchies is great, too... I'm afraid my waist is much more like the middle one :) I'm sure your cheery bookmark will be most appreciated, too.

Enjoy your weekend, Annie!

Karen said...

These are all such cool designs, Annie, and I love how you put them all to use. You are so clever!

Annette-California said...

Beautiful beautiful stitching on the precious hand dyed fabrics from Miek! LOVE LOVE your use of them and pretty colors of threads you used.
Lovely gifts to wonderful Hetti!
So very special and thoughtful of you Annie. love Annette

Bernadett Rauski said...

You sent very lovely gifts.:)
Great,that you have a good old friend as Hetti.I love her blog and freebies.Thank you for getting her know.

CalamityJr said...

What lovely stitching, and that dyed fabric is gorgeous!

Brigitte said...

Oh my, such sweet finishes, Annie. That scissor/mobile case is really perfect, and so are the cards and the bookmark. The fab ric you used for the Halloweeny cards is so gorgeous. And look at the little witchy ladies. Yes, you are right, very Shakespearian looking, lol.

Mii Stitch said...

Fantastic!!! The Halloweens ones are my favourite

miek said...

I am amazed over the bookmark! those colors together! you are much more daring then i would ever be.
i love all the work you have made...
greetings miek

Anne said...

What a wonderful phone case Annie! Hmmm, I should make one too for my phone! Love the pretty hand-dyed fabric her sister made. The bookmark is so beautiful with all those lovely colours! Definitely couldn't be lost like my other bookmarks! Easy to spot :D

Penny said...

What a pretty case you made for Hetti! And I love your cards. That little zombie girl is so cute. :) Pretty bookmark too! I need to get busy and make a few. :)

Melanie said...

Very spiffy case for a phone. And certainly one of a kind.

The Halloween cards are just too adorable. I'm pretty much 'done' at this point with zombie movies and zombie shows and zombie books but that is one cute zombie there!

ArchangelDecker said...

As always, everything is perfection!


Love that fabric you used for the zombie one. I'd love to know who the manufacturer is. :)

♥ Nia said...

The phone case looks perfect! Just perfect :)
A charming gift for your friend!
You always find fun designs to stitch :D

Tammy said...

The fabric is perfection! And I'm in love with that thistle case-so beautiful! Great job as always!

Shebafudge said...

Wonderful finishes. They are all so pretty. The fabrics you have chosen for them complement them beautifully. :)

Sheryl S. said...

Beautiful bookmark and cell phone case. All pretty designs.