Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Little Projects

Once again, I snuck in a few small projects during the month - the first two were things I actually needed and am using; the third just to try out a new-to-me pattern. First up were a pair of "Scissor Holsters," inspired  by a pattern in Kraft-tex Style by Roxane Cerda. I'd been wanting scissor guards for the little snips I keep in my handwork bags, and using kraft-tex as a base was perfect, plus I already had some on hand from making quilted bookmarks. Admittedly I made them my own by incorporating leather scraps sewn onto a kraft-tex backing, and also using my leather stamps, which is always fun. The text isn't too visible in the photos, but I can see it just fine as I'm using the scissor holders.

I used Aurifil Forty3 thread with Aurifil 40wt in the bobbin, and the pair worked wonderfully, even with all those layers.

Next up was a little Pixie Basket, a pattern I'd used before from Heidi Staples. I'd taken the one I'd been using at my sewing table to use in my thread storage, so it was fun (and quick!) to make up a new one. Honestly, I think I smile every time I glance at and use it.

And lastly, I couldn't resist grabbing some scraps and making a pair of quarter-circle potholders using Irina/ @nordiccrafter's unique design. 

The leather tag holding the hanging loop was the perfect finishing touch. 

So that's that. I'm just starting in on quilting my Old Italian block quilt, but already have at least one new "small item" I want to make in September. Undoubtedly, there will be more....


  1. I love the personalized touches you add with your leather stamps. Small projects can be so satisfying and just the balm for between larger projects or when no other inspiration seems to strike.

  2. I love those scissor holsters - they're exactly what I need, too. Those scissors are ridiculously cute 😃.

    1. Thanks Robin! Hate to say I don't even know where I got those scissors...I think in retreat swag bags? ;-)

  3. Yay for small in-between projects! I know how palette-cleansing they can be. Just the "I finished something" boost we all need now and then. Those scissors cases are adorable, and it's just plain fun that you have leather and leather stamps for making such things. I wouldn't know where to start with such a craft.