I was tired of lugging my threads around in an old shoe box, all tangled together and difficult to find when I needed.
So I first wrapped each color around a clothes pin. Then I was inspired here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=402261.0
And set out to find my own suitcase.
This is what I ended up with:
I am in love with it!!!
It started as a child's overnight case I picked up for $2 at the thrift store...
Score!!! I was so excited that day I think I giggled all the way to my car.
But sadly it was at least two months before I came back to it.
I finally decided to take the plunge and painted the entire thing a turquoise-y blue.
Then I took some scrap from my stash and created little pockets.
Then I hot-glued the pockets to the lid and the back of the case.
It has been really humid here and my paint was starting to stick to my tabletops when layed flat.
I found some cute felt butterflies to serve as "feet" and prevent the bottom from sticking to the table when the case is in use.
I couldn't resist the ruffled ribbon I found at Michael's and added an old tape measure of my grandmother's for good measure
And finally it needed an insert. I still had more embroidery floss to put away!!! Then it hit me one day to use a piece of cardboard packaging as an insert. I covered it in white denim and added pockets to the interior along with a small pin cushion. It closes with a glued on button and ribbon loop. But the best part is I can remove the entire insert and store patterns and/or fabric underneath. AND there is room for my smaller hoops to tag along as well.
I added some epoxy stickers for fun and I was done!
Thanks for looking!