"Needles and Pins!"
I have a little leather needle case with "Newquay" stamped on it accompanied by a little picture of a Cornish Pixie. The little stud which closes it has the letter "S" on it.
"S" for Staddon, my maternal Grandmothers name. She taught me so much about sewing and looked after her needles beautifully. I wish I had inherited that trait. I lose mine all the time and then find them prodded into the nearest soft surface to where I have been working!
My girls don't really sew. and look upon my crafting with a mixture of affection and humour. They can however soon knock up a fancy dress costume when needed, which is quite often !!
The men in my life are really quite adept at sewing -- years of neglect by me I guess!!
So thinking of sewing and Fancy Dress carrots came to mind. This costume is a firm favourite and one that always make me smile!
I wanted to make all three of my girls something Hand made for Christmas that they could keep.
A carrot needle case for the carrot!!
And apples for the other two!
I filled them with needles and lots of love!
And they were really pleased -- I think!
As my very special Vintage case is safely in Ogwell I thought I would make myself one.
And I will try and stop prodding needles in random places!