This cute little thread holder came from a very well written tutorial by fellow Aussie quilter Leanne over at The Stitching Room,
Just scroll down a few lines to the Tutorial listing on the left.
Quick to make up with easy to follow instructions and piccies.
I used a few scraps of a sewing patterned fabric in two colour ways for this little one to be used by my sewing machine.
Just might have to make another one to keep in my little needlework basket.
I found and made this so simple and easy little thumb pincushion on Saturday. All it takes is a 4" square of fabric, some stuffing and thread.
I cannot for the life of me now find the blog, I will have to work on that so that I can give the proper link and credit.
If you look closely at the pic you can see a tiny black hair above the crease on the right side, one of Sammys. She was a constant companion in my sewing room and I know I will miss her dreadfully.
Don'tcha just lurve google?, put 'thumb pincushion' into their search and after following a couple of leads found the thumb pincushion tutorial. I had originally found a link on the TipNut site http://tipnut.com/thumb-pincushion-tutorial/
leading to the tutorial on Annies Crazy World http://loopylace.com/anniescrazyworld/?p=709
Found a great tutorial on Ric Rac's blog, well written with easy to follow directions and lots of piccies, so I just had to make this shoulder bag, have to confess though that it took a bit longer than the hour that it took Jodie. I machine quilted around the apples and diagonally across the whole apples and as I didn't have a magnetic snap I used a small piece of Velcro behind the Marano glass bead.