Tuesday, April 4, 2017

A Stitch In Time...

Hi folks...today I'm sharing a stitching project made with the fabulous Eclectic Elements fabrics that Tim and Mario very kindly sent me. I don't profess to be expert at sewing and am certainly not proficient at quilting so I thought I would start off with something fairly simple...a shabby chic craft tool holder...
made using randomly cut pieces of fabric from the Eclectic Elements Correspondence collection...
stitched higgedly piggedly leaving the raw edges showing on to a fabric base...decorated with Tattered Florals die cut from canvas...Idea-ology Gears and buttons from my stash...a sentiment from Motivation 3 stamped on to canvas with Ranger Carnation Red Archival Ink and a tie closure made from strips of fabric...
I then made the inside section with pockets to hold essential tools...sandwiched wadding between the two layers and stitched them together
I now have the perfect tool holder to take along to workshops or if you're an artist...it would hold a small sketch pad/pencils or a watercolour palette..
I've been bitten by the bug and I'm looking forward to continuing on this Eclectic Elements adventure and hope to share more projects with you soon.
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. How wonderful and so useful. This is lovely Kath.
    Toni xx

  2. This is brilliant Kath and so useful too xx

  3. Wow Kath, your holder is fabulous!! I love how you randomly cut the pieces for the cover - now that's my kind of quilting, it looks amazing. The stripe fabric is so striking on the inside and the little compartments you made are brilliant. You would certainly get top marks from any sewing teacher for this wonderful creation! Hugs, Anne xx

  4. absolutely LOVE this Kath!!! OMG, I am going to have to get these fabrics and make one too!!!

    Lols x x x

  5. Well Kath a definite 10 out of 10 from me. Fabulous design and the fabric looks fabulous. Will we be able to get it in the uk. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxx

  6. Seriously fabulous, I could do with making one, just love it, but then the materials used are brilliant....well done Kath....x

  7. WOW!!!! This is amazing and loving all the details and just love the fabric.
    Linda xxx

  8. I love the look of raw edge applique and yours is fantastic. I'm happy the bug bit you hard! Looking forward to more creations. ~~rita

  9. Wow Kath, that's a fantastic project, I love the way you have put the different elements together.
    Take care
    Chris X

  10. What a wonderful project Kath xxx You have made a magnificent holder for your crafty tools and I love the way you have left the fabric frayed at the edges.....it adds to the appeal.

    Great work

    Huge hugs Annie xx

  11. WOW,Loving that fabric and what a great Tool Holder.There are no end to your talents.Huggles and a Huge Cuddle for Buddy.xx

  12. What a great idea. So portable, and you know where everything is!


Thanks for taking the time to visit me in the cubbyhole...I love to hear from you.
hugs Kath xxx