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« on: January 29, 2010 01:58:22 PM »

I love crafting  Grin I also love crafting tools but I have quite of lot of them!
 I tend to get a little OCD when it comes to my crafting tools, which can be a bit of a problem when I have so much of a varied kind of different tools! Be it X-actos, pens, calligraphy pens, erasers blah blah blah, they all need a their own place.
 
 So, I did what I could with lunchboxes and a cutlery holder thingy (great for pens) but my sewing, knitting, crochet and jewellery tools needed to be separate (because I'm fussy like that!) and minus the potential stabbings I might receive if I'm not paying attention to what my hands are doing (probably from being distracted reading Craftster  Cheesy). It's happened, my seam ripper had a taste for my flesh for a while.

 So for my jewellery tools, I made this:


which opens into this:


 I'll admit the stitching is crooked, but honestly, I've improved since then. I'll even give ya proof with my sewing/knitting/crochet case!


 It's made from an old hoodie and a bit off an old skirt.

Inside, with my tools:

The pamphlet is from the website www.sewmamasew.com and it's a handy guide to different types of hand stitching and how to do them. I downloaded and printed it from here:
www.sewmamasew.com/media/blog/SMSstitchbook.pdf
Oh and for the record, I actually hate the colour pink and I only ever use that pink gel pen when it won't be seen. I'm consciously trying to wear this pen out because I can't throw away a pen until it's completely dry!
 (And by the way, those pencils are my current knitting needles! I'm a little broke at the moment so I have to wait until my mam gives me back mine!)

And all closed with all of my tools inside:



 I don't have any tutorials for either of these because I just made it up as I went along, but they're really easy to make!Once you figure out how to attach a zipper you're sorted!

 Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2010 02:19:01 PM »

Love the star fabric!
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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2010 03:04:46 PM »

I love the case for your jewelry tools. I actually really like that the stitching is a little bit crooked. I thought it was intentional. I think it makes it look rustic and sturdy. Great job!
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« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2010 05:04:45 PM »

Thanks Daneisha and marethann! Muchly appreciated Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2010 12:15:52 PM »

What a great idea! I too have way too many crafty tools of different types( and some may say a touch of OCD) so keeping them satisfactorily neat is challenging!
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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2010 04:15:28 PM »

I really like that jewelry tool case- I have about 25 pair of jewelry-type pliers and they're in a coffee can right now...you've got my wheels a'turnin'!
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