I spent a nice quiet evening with some needles and felt and made a couple of useful little things, and I just thought I would share them. The first one is an adorable little bottlecap pincushion. There are tutorials all over the net for making these, but I’d never made one before. I like the bottlecap pincushion as a place to keep needles separate from my pins. Needles always get lost in my big cushion, so a little one like this is perfect. I’m thinking abou making one with a magnet on the bottom so I can attach it to the magnet board I keep by my sewing machines.
Then I made a cozy for the remote for my new camera. Hopefully it will help me not to lose it! I added a little loop to the top, and I think I’ll add a keyring to hang the cozy from my camera strap. That should do it!
I’m not as comfortable with handsewing or embroidery as I would like to be, but little projects like these can help you build your skills in a way that isn’t as intimidating or stressful as a large project would be. I think we all know about the satisfaction of completing a project; the feeling of accomplishment you get even with a simple or small item, so don’t forget to fit a few tiny projects into your time!