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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Embellished Sewing Caddy

I found some great stuff in the scrap booking isle at Michael's one day and got inspired to embellish a sewing caddy with a French sewing theme.  I talked my friend Clara into doing one with me.  What a great play day we had!
Started with a caddy from Hobby Lobby.  Already painted and distressed! $12.99 with the 40% coupon.
The lining is sticky back fabric from a scrap booking French themed 12x12 paper pack from Michael's.
My husband made the two wood dividers.  I painted them to match and glued them in.

Here is the caddy filled  with all made goodies!

This Blackbird Design Blog freebie was worked over one to fit an Altoids tin.

I lined the box with some of the same sticky back fabric paper that I used on the caddy.
My friend Clara gave me the needle minder.

Clara made some of these darning pincushions and gave me one with a French Bee motif stitched on it.
Love it!  

I had been working on a bee also, so I used it to make a thread keep.

I tote this caddy all around the house, wherever I want to stitch on that sweet patriotic piece you see here!


  1. What a fun play day! I think I just might have to stitch that design too. I love it as a tin topper! Love the bee too!

  2. Your caddy is beautiful! I love how you lined it, divided it and filled it with such beautiful treasures! A particular favorite is your bee floss keep! Where'd you get the base? Love the whole thing!!!

  3. Wow! this is absolutely beautiful.