Saturday, August 29, 2009

Sometimes you just have to sew something

It's official, I can't go too long without sewing something, it's not a compulsion it's a need I tell you. This little baby belongs to DD. I also raided her fabric bin and supplies. I thought a little sewing accessory might keep me happy for a little while and remembered an easy tutorial. Thank goodness for sharing bloggers. This is a thread catcher tutorial from Susan on Hanging on by a needle and thread. It's quick and easy and I think it has other uses as well because it's a cute box shape.
See, lots of room inside to stash a few treasures. I made these to stay here and I'll definitely be making more when I get home. I just need to find some nice buttons to sew the flaps down where the pins are.
I have a few smaller soft little thread catchers at home that I made from another tutorial I found last year at The Stitching Room. When stitching friends come around or I go out to stitch, they are perfect for putting in the sewing kit.
Here's something else that I had fun with. I had two little helpers. Isn't bread dough fun to play with?
Thanks to my blogger friend Lurline for sharing her recipe for this quick and easy bread. It was delicious! I did make a change and put it in a preheated very hot oven with a container of water to make steam. It helped to give it more oven spring.

21 comments:

Barb said...

cute thread catchers......

Kathie said...

oh that is such a great idea, I tend to make a pile of the little thread snippets and then throw them out
of course a few of them wind up on the floor
they are adorable too!
bread looks great, nothing like homemade bread right from the oven, bet the girls had fun helping you
Kathie

Carol said...

Oh those little thread baskets are just wonderful! Thank you!

Crispy said...

Love the fabrics you DD has in her stash, made for very cute thread catchers. Nothing better than helping hands in the kitchen LOL.

Crispy

ranette said...

Very cute little thread catchers...may have to sew up some of those. The little girls look like professional bakers to me :o)
The bread makes my mouth water! I think I'm hungry.

BUMBLE BEANS said...

that bread looks amazing! gotta try it . thanks!! cute helpers!

Lori said...

There sure is something theraputic about sewing, that's for sure. Glad you were able to come up with everything to make a neat project.
How fun to make bread with helpers! And the rewards of fresh bread....yumm, yumm.

allsewnup said...

Your bread looks so yummy, I love the way bread interacts with the senses. Those thread catchers have a wonderful shape, be great for catching more than thread too, keys,mail, remotes or brimming with fresh baked bread!!Mmmm

Carolyn*

belinda said...

Hey...these little thread catchers are great...I need some...I only have one and it's never where I am!!
Oh Yum....I l-o-v-e making bread
too!

LOL....what a drastic comparison
from that machine here and the one you have at home...I sooo love it!

Ginger Patches said...

You are sooo right!! It's a need :) I love your little sewing bags, I think I'll go check out that tutorial! Your bread looks yummy! No turning the oven here right now...it's 108 degrees out today!!!

Kaaren said...

Love the thread catchers. They'd make wonderful gifts for the gals in my stitching group.

And the bread? I can smell it from here. My mouth is watering just looking at it!

Julia said...

Very cute little thread catchers...need to make a couple of those..
That bread looks so good...I tasted Lurline's, it was yum...that's it I'm going to have to make some!
Julia ♥

Nedra said...

I agree, we just have to touch fabric! And Lurline's bread turned out great.

Sherri said...

Love this post title...yes, sometimes you just have to sew something...anything!

annika said...

Lovely place here! Beautiful quilts and outher things.
Annika

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I would be lost without my thread catcher. This bread looks like something I should try too.

Carrie P. said...

Cute thread catchers and yummy looking bread. I would rather eat good bread and real butter than desserts.

julieQ said...

Very cute thread catchers, and thank you for the link! Your bread looks really good, Mine unfortunately turns out like door stops at times.

Thimbleanna said...

Looks like you're having a great visit at your daughter's. Cute, cute little thread holders!

Edilene Rocha said...

Olá! Conheci seu cantinho e é tudo de bom! Lindo e criativo!...
Amei mesmo!!!
Parabéns pelo seu trabalho!
Se puder, dê uma espiadinha no meu:
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Beijinhos carinhosos.
Itabira - Brasil

Robyn said...

Yep I sure do understand this Janet... you go girl!
Love the thread catchers and the bread...mmmm yummm!!!