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Thread: Needles, needles everywhere

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    I have been sewing a lot of different types of things lately and it seems like I'm changing my needles several times a day. sometimes the needles are reusable sometimes not. A friend gave me a little crocheted bown with hard candies and I got this idea of what to do with it when the candies were all gone. I can put reusable needles in a marked spot (lots of space for more spots if I need them) hide dead needles in the crochet base and packages of needles in the little box on top. This is just a mach up and I'm sure it could be made much prettier but I think it will work out great.
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    Very cleaver and very pretty colors.

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    Clever/practical/pretty.

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    this is so functional.... however, I am concerned about "hiding the dead needles in the crochet base"
    Is there some way of having a section for dead needles? or maybe a hidden pocket or maybe a false bottom between the fabric part and the crochet part????

    Maybe I am taking the " hide" to literal?

    love the fabric choice!

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    loving it - especially the center part for holding packaged needles - mine are never where I left them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluteddi
    this is so functional.... however, I am concerned about "hiding the dead needles in the crochet base"
    Is there some way of having a section for dead needles? or maybe a hidden pocket or maybe a false bottom between the fabric part and the crochet part????

    Maybe I am taking the " hide" to literal?

    love the fabric choice!
    I have the base very densly stuffed with batting scraps. If they start to migrate I will re-think that aspect. The main thing is needles that can be used again are 'findable' and in the same area and as accessible as new ones.

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    great idea!!!

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    Awesome

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    What A neat idea

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    Cute and functional...who could ask for more.:)

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    I really like that! Great job :thumbup:

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    I don't think you need to make it any prettier--it's cute as can be, and clever, too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinliz
    Very cleaver and very pretty colors.
    My thoughts exactly, I love it. I like the way you numbered it, once you take a needle out of it's pack is very hard to determine what size it is.

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    Very cute!

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    That is so cute.

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    Cute and clever!

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    Very cute and so imaginative! I made a similar thing with an old "tomato" pin cushion. Divided each section into two, labeled with size and regular point or ball point. No storage of new packets in mine tho'! Good Job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dilyn
    I have been sewing a lot of different types of things lately and it seems like I'm changing my needles several times a day. sometimes the needles are reusable sometimes not. A friend gave me a little crocheted bown with hard candies and I got this idea of what to do with it when the candies were all gone. I can put reusable needles in a marked spot (lots of space for more spots if I need them) hide dead needles in the crochet base and packages of needles in the little box on top. This is just a mach up and I'm sure it could be made much prettier but I think it will work out great.
    It's wonderful! If you can, please do a tutorial??? Please! :-D

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    Organizational heaven. Thank you.

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    That is such a clever idea!!! Thank you for sharing.

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    [I's wonderful! If you can, please do a tutorial??? Please! :-D[/quote]

    I'd love to do a tutorial, but I don't crochet! The little yarn bowl was a gift..... Maybe I could do it with something else... will think about it and get back to ya.

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    Well thought out and well executed. Well done!
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    Great idea. :thumbup:

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    Neat!!

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    Petty darn clever!

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