Monday, April 16, 2012

Pretty and practical.

That's what my new finish is - pretty and practical!

This is what I made using the stitching I showed in my last post...






And this is how it's practical - it's my new ort jar and needle keeper all in one!!




I really love this idea, it's so simple to make. I've decided I'm going to make another couple of them and give them to two of my very dear friends who are thinking of attempting their first cross stitch.(It's taken me a long time to persuade them!!!) I'm going to make them each a jar, slightly bigger than this one, and fill it with some cross stitch supplies - scissors, needles etc and one of the free kits you get with the magazines....cross stitch in a jar!

And it's been so long since I showed you any of my Geisha progress, although really, there hasn't been much progress (hangs head in shame) I thought I should post some pictures, if nothing else, it might motivate me to get more done on her!

This is where I was with her last time I showed you....


And this is where I am now...


Not much stitching considering it's been almost a month between pictures! Hopefully there will be more progress in the next month!

Until next time...happy stitching!

Rhona

19 comments:

Virpi said...

That little jar looks fabulous!

Valma said...

I love this little jar !! =D
What a great idea.
Did you find the jar 'ready to stitch' or is it something you all created ?
anyway it really a good job
hugs from France
xxx

Debbie D (Padster) said...

Brilliant jar pincushion it's really cute xx

Pull the other thread said...

Love the jar, what a fab idea.

Anonymous said...

Brilliant jar/pincushion idea! And YES YES YES for the geisha progress! Two thumbs up for picking it up again AND working on it! I'll continue cheering along the sideline. Have fun and happy stitching ! Ann

Melissa said...

I love the ort jar! Perhaps you could post some brief instructions on how to make it??? It looks so wonderful!

Keep trucking on the Geisha - love the colours and it's looking great.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

I love your cross stitch in a jar idea! My *husband* just tried cross stitch for the first time this past week, finished his first project and *loved* it. He's now starting to want to gather his own accessories... scissors, q-snaps, etc. : ) What more could a girl want????

Tricia

Cath said...

Love your finish , and what a great idea for a gift .
Keep going on the geisha , you will get to a point where you are enjoying it again .X

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Your jar turned out great!
Geisha is looking lovely as well.

Denise said...

I love your jar idea - that is soo00 darn cute.
Happy stitching
Denise

Carol said...

Lovely little ort jar, Rhona! And your Geisha is looking prettier and prettier :)

Jen said...

What a fabulous idea the jar is! So neat. Your geisha is looking great. :)

Lija said...

The jar looks good. Hopefully you'll be able to motivate yourself to do the geisha cross stitch.

Lynn said...

What a brilliant idea! Gorgeous and practical too!!

Veronica said...

Oh this is perfect. I love your all in one ort and needle keeper :) I think cross stitch in a jar is a wonderful idea. I hope your friends will enjoy stitching as much as we do. Nice progress on Geisha.

Hugs,
Veronica.

Hippywitch said...

Love the jar :-) What a cute little shape it is to, as you know and agree with me the shape of a jar is important!

Yay the geisha is back! It is a bit more and it all counts to the end result :-)

Lori xx

Helen Philipps said...

I love your little jar, the cross stitch lid looks really pretty, and it would make a lovely gift...I'm sure your friends will be delighted with theirs. The geisha cross stitch is looking good too...lovely colours.
Helen x

Anne said...

Rhona!! You are so creative and crafty! I can't stand it!! Just kidding! I love the jar and how it can be used as a pin cushion AND a TUSAL jar too!!! Perhaps a tutorial...please :D

Love your geisha progress!!

Mangogirl said...

gorgeous little car :D how do you do it?