This past weekend, Jen from 52 lasers did the Craftstraganza show in St. Paul, MN. It looks like an extremely fun show!
Since this was the first time she was selling her needle minders, I had the idea to make a hoop to display them.
I was going to get fancy with colors but decided to keep it simple so it didn’t distract from the needle minders. I used a gray for the font (which I matched to the same font as her Isette branding) and then a lighter gray for the design under the text. I made the design loosely based on a necklace of hers.
If you haven’t gotten a needle minder, they’re available at Beadeux. And don’t forget about the floss organizers!
And even better, we’ve decided to take part in Sew Mama Sew’s Giveaway Day and you can win a triangle bamboo needle minder and matching salvaged wood floss organizer!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
The giveaway will end on May 16 and the winner will be notified by May 18. This is open to everyone, we will ship internationally.
Question for you, if u make a project and want to keep it in the hoop and hang it up, what do u need to do to keep it in the hoop? Glue? Any pointers would be great!
Here is a post where I explain what I do!
Shayla Sharp says
I’m working on some dolls and a dress for myself!
deb (two cheeky monkeys) says
I’m making some necklaces as well as sewing bedside book organisers.
Oh bedside book organizers sound neat! I’ll have to see if I can find a pattern for some!
Beth T. says
I am finishing a wallhanging of my own design–very fun!
Ooh that sounds neat. What is it made of? Good luck! 🙂
I am crocheting a throw for myself 🙂 I also have a hoodie for my daughter on my sewing table and a shawl for my friend on the needles.
Stephanie F says
I have fabric for atleast 5 quilts cut out and ready to sew… now I just need to find the time.
Carolyn Wong says
I’m working on a bible cover for my God daughter. Stitching a bible.
I’ve put sewing aside for the moment as my daughter wants a few crochet soft toys for her children. My hooks are out!
I love crochet for toys! I have a few crochet blankets I want to finish but my crafting changes with the seasons, I really don’t feel like using yarn now that it’s getting warm!
Christy Dixon says
I’m working on a princess outfit for my granddaughters first 18″ doll she’s getting for her birthday in June. I made her the matching outfit last year and I want to give her the new doll in the same outfit! (My granddaughter will be 5)
That’s a great idea, I’m sure my daughter would love that! We took her to the American Girl store but she was still too young and not all that excited. When she finally gets one I’m hoping to make lots of outfits for her! 🙂
I’m working on a Bothy Threads cross stitch – it’s huuuge!!
i’m working on a quilty SAL with LMS.. fun project.
I am too! I’m hoping to get caught up on the 8th block this week! 🙂
Hee hee.. Me too.. I’m like 2 blocks behind.. Cos I only found the blog recently… Lol
Some summer clothes for my kids
Emily C says
I am making a hexagon doll blanket for my niece.
Fun! I have been a bit hexagon obsessed and I’m making a full quilt. I might need to make a smaller doll one first, it’d be a great chance to try out quilting techniques!
I’m in the middle of quilting a picnic quilt. These are great needle minders and I love the floss organizer. Thanks for a great giveaway.
I am working on a quilt for my daughter, a few dresses for her, and a top for me 🙂
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I’m working on the Fairy Tale sampler from Frosted Pumpkin– so fun!
Linda Pawlak says
I’m working on a flower embroidery for the front of a pillow. Thanks for the chance to win!
These are cute, and such a good idea!
I’m currently working on a quilt for my brother (late birthday present, oops)
Janny Vermaat-de Korte says
I am working on a table runner for my best friend.
Helen P says
I’m working on 17 projects at the moment ….. I should probably finish a couple !
That sounds a lot like me! I always have a ton of projects going at once. We took a 2 hour road trip last weekend and I brought 6 different ones along!
kim leavens says
I’m behind on my stitching,,,, knitting shawls,working on quilts and sewing clothes!
I’m so behind on my stitching too! It’s so hard to juggle too many projects because none of them get the attention they need!
I am making table mats. Long overdue. Need some color when sipping coffee.
I’m working on a quilt for a friend graduating college!
Lee Ann L. says
I am just getting back into cross stitching after years of quilting. I am working on a dragon cross stitch that is about half way done. It is huge and time consuming; but, I think it will be well worth it when it is done!
I have never seen these before and I thank you for showcasing them (and for participating in Sew Mama Sew giveaway).
And, I thank you for a chance to win!
Bethany Martini says
I just started embroidering and I love it! I am currently taking a craftsy class and working on all of the different stitches.
Oh i didn’t realize craftsy had embroidery classes! I’m still fairly new to embroidery and I’m working on learning new stitches besides just back stitch and split stitch.
jessie hansen says
I am making sock monkeys. So many of them! My 2 year old is getting monkey envy.
Pim M. says
I’m working on a Precious Moments little girl cross stitch for my newly baptized niece. 🙂 Almost done!
Amy C says
Tonight I hope to finish a table runner I am making for a sample – deadline is Monday but I have other things in between that will interfere with sewing (my 40th Birthday).
Carla G says
I’m working on a counted cross stitch picture of clematis flowers! And sewing up some pj’s for my boys. 🙂
Juliet H. says
I’m working on some cross-stitches to decorate my fiancee’s side of the hobby room. It used to be exclusively my craft room but he was feeling lonely and decided to move his gaming computer in to spend more time with me (sweet I know, I guess I can give up my ironing station!). So I’m making video game themed cross-stitches to tie it all together! Would you like to make me a cross-stitch pattern for the x-com logo or shadow run? Thanks for the opportunity AND introducing me to 52 lasers!!!
Those needle minders are very unique! I am finishing the quilting on my Slide Show Quilt.
Jo MyGosh says
I’ve got two stitching projects going – a parrot and pinwheels!
I”m currently working on fabric baskets to store toys (and fabric).
cindy oneal says
Currently working on a log cabin block quilt with some very bright summer colors- (Springhouse). Cindy email@example.com
My current cross stitch wip is an E E Cummings quote 🙂
It’s a pretty long list! Piecing a quilt, binding another, hand quilting a cushion, machine quilti g a mini, a small cross stitch, a large blackwork project, a hardanger sampler, I’m hooking a rug, grouting a mosaic, finishing of a handful of jewellery pieces and knitting a bunny. Not all at the same time
Sarah Clemons says
I’m working on a T-shirt rag rug a crochet Viking Beard and a a Twisted table runner and entering lots of giveaways LOL
Cushion covers are my thing at the moment.
Already following on instagram @sewnbyrose
Just about to start basting a quilt that I’ve had on my UFO pile for a while.
Entering this because it would be a fab gift for my best friend who does a lot of cross stitching! 🙂 Many thanks!
I am working on a felt garden box for my granddaughter.
I am making a patchwork tablecloth.
Finishing an applique trapunto baby quilt. Thanks for the chance.
Sewing two more pairs of pajama pants – for me.
thanks for the giveaway.
Ali M says
I’m working on a double wedding ring quilt with rainbow rows, thank you for the giveaway!
Teresa W says
I don’t really have anything good I”m working on right now, but I’ve got a pretty hefty to-do list.
Gina C says
Currently i’m working on a top for my daughter.
I am trying to finish a CInderberry Stitches faerie pattern to hang on my daughters wall.
I’m making some summery Geranium dresses
I am making a needlekeeper. Thanks so much…
linda v says
I am working on a baby quilt. Thanks for the giveaway.
Jenni Brown says
those are so very clever!
I am working between embroidery and quilting, this looks like just the things I need 🙂
I broke my wrist recently so no sewing for me for a while . Thanks for the chance at this great giveaway .
Oh no! I hope it heals quickly and you can be back at it soon!
Dawn Frisch says
I’m working on BOM’s and Quilt alongs right now and also a cross stitch quilt block sampler..
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I am trying to finish the skirt i am sewing!
Holly U says
What a fun idea! I’m in the middle of several projects now. The embroidered one will be a table runner.from the Wind and Water pattern by September House. Thanks!
I’m working on some large quilts and dresses for myself. As well as a stockpile of baby knitted gifts and slowly but surely a cross stitch sampler.
I am currently working on a summer dress set for my daughter.
Jo @ The Hungry Crafter says
I’m working on a baby quilt — I’m at the hand quilting stage now and my floss is a mess! 😉
leah corbin says
I’m working on a ribbon quilt right now!
cushions, scarves, mini quilts, and big quilts… a few too many projects due at the same time lol
shirley tener says
I have alot of baby nursery items to make and of coarse I always have 3 or 4 cross stitch pieces I am working on and a EPP pillow cover
Bonnie Larson says
I’m working on a quilted flag to hang outside my front door. Great give away. Thanks so much for sharing
Julia Eigenbrodt says
I’m working on a quilty stitches cross stitch project!
Kathy Davis says
I am working on an I SPY quilt for my friend’s grandson.
I’m currently working on a rainbow star-themed lap quilt. Thanks for the giveaway!
Rebecca T says
I’m cross stitching a quilt block sampler
Nancy D. says
I’ve got two graduation quilts I’m working on as well as the Quilty Stitches with LMS too.
Some pajama shorts for my son!
I’m working on…the Dark World cross-stitch. (You’re shocked, I’m sure, LOL)
Quilty Stitches from Little Miss Shabby!
So many people are doing this! I love it!
Diane Bowron says
Right now I’m working on a Christmas quilt. Didn’t make it for last Christmas, but maybe this year!!!
I am so terrible about Christmas crafting. I should do it now, I’m always too busy making presents to have any time for decorations! I have been wanting to make a felt advent calendar.
I’m working on a Swoon quilt. Thanks for participating in the Giveaway Day.
Working on a quilt for my sons girlfriend. She is graduating from college this week!
charlotte l says
working on teacher gift for the end of the year. Thanks
Ng Lay Yen says
Hi, I am currently sewing a polka dot shorts for my girl. Thanks for the giveaway !
June @ QuiltQuest says
I’m working on organizing my projects and sewing room. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel! Thanks for the chance!
Stacy Alfano says
I’m working on my three girls summer wardrobes!
I’m binding a quilt and doing sashiko 🙂
I have a sashiko sampler that I’ve been meaning to start. It seems so relaxing. Good luck! 🙂
Currently, I am amassing plans for what I want to make for my baby boy due in September!
I am working on a bunch of baby bibs 😉
R R says
My second quilt!
Elizabeth W says
I’m working on an Anna Maria Horner cross stitch right now. Both giveaway items are great! Thanks!
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Melissa W. says
I’m currently working on knitting a pair of mittens but i hope to get done soon so that i can start sewing again.
My angled frames quilt with the old red barn quilt a long on Flickr. (i’ve always heard of needle minders would love to try one but i’m not even sure how one uses them.)
I never really understood all the hype about needle minders, but I love using it now. There’s a magnet and you put the fabric in between both magnets. Then you can set your needle on the surface when you are done stitching instead of having to stick it through the fabric!
I am working on a pet sampler for embroidery right now. For sewing I am working on Jane Austin BOM! thank you!
I’m currently working on quilted bed cover for my girls, Thanks so much for this great giveaway!
I’m working on an embroidery project to give to my mom!
I’ve been making a lot of embroideries as gifts recently. They are so much fun to make and I think they make such a great and thoughtful gift!
Genevieve Foxworth says
I’m working on two hand quilted quilts and a large piece of filet crochet with a quote from “Deadwood”.
Wow, that’s a lot of big projects! I’ve never seen Deadwood but that sounds absolutely amazing!
Oh, Rebecca – surely you don’t think I can just tell you about *one* thing I’m currently working on?! 🙂 Mostly my crewelwork still, and my new needlepoint sampler which I LOVE – big fat stitches! Also, I’m just about to start tweaking on a new design for my blog, which isn’t exactly related, but it’s the big project on the horizon.
I love these needle minders – I’d never even heard of such a thing until I saw yours and now I really really wants one of my own. 🙂 (I also want to see the filet crochet Genevieve (above me) is working on – I love Deadwood!)
Thanks for the lovely giveaway – xoxo
I really want to try crewel and I’ve only done one needlepoint project but I loved it. I definitely want to do more! I can’t wait to see the new blog design, I have some work I’d like to do on mine too!
Good luck! 🙂
I’m making a baby quilt – in fact I have two to finish before July!!
Ooh that’ll be a lot of sewing but what a great gift! Best of luck!
Oh my, there are lots of things I could be working on, but haven’t been lately. It’s time to pull out my series of heritage Santas — a cross stitch pattern series that I’m needle pointing in pearl cotton. Love the stylish thread holder and needle keepers. So much nicer than the paper strip with holed or the knotted bundles.
When I get too many projects going I have a hard time wanting to work on any of them. I get a little overwhelmed by everything I could be doing that instead I do nothing!
I should try to get some Christmas projects done now because I never have the time or want to work on things around Christmas!
I am currently working on a baby quilt and a knitting baby bib (for two different babies). I have a pattern and the main fabric for a dress for myself, I just need the contrast fabric It’s getting warm, so I should get on it!
Window seat cushions for my daughter’s room !
Donna Foster says
A HUGE counted crossstitched english garden and a watercolor quilt
I am working on a mystery quilt along
Oh that sounds like fun! I’m about to start the quilt along that Shiny Happy World is doing and I’m excited.
Working on a boxy pouch…
I have a very large cross stitch wall hanging with a south american theme, using wool. It will beautiful when I finally get it finished.
That sounds amazing. I’ve never cross stitched with wool before, I bet it’s gorgeous!
Kathy h says
I am working on a graduation quilt for my son.
nicole - aka snips ;) says
I’m hand quilting my AMH Gypsy Wife quilt!! So desperate to have it finished!
Thank you so much for the chance!
Nikita Smith says
Currently working on making some all in one activity bags for my daughter and her friends…so the crayons books and pencils all stay in one thing for the summer and can grab and go.
Oh that sounds like a great idea!
Good luck! 🙂
I’m currently working on my first Scout tee!
I’m working on an embroidery piece for a friend … making a stitched version of a painting she did. Such fun, and wow, is it expanding my colorwork horizons!! I could really use a needle minder and a floss organizer!!!
That sounds like such a neat project! I imagine it would be very challenging to turn a painting into an embroidery!
Good luck! 🙂
I have been working on some scrappy quilt blocks. Thanks for the chance to win!
Dana Cargill says
Doing some blanket stitching by hand on some quilt blocks.
Cindy Weaver says
I’m working on a beginner quilt with Leah Day and a T-shirt quilt of college memories for my son who will graduate tomorrow. Thanks for the chance to win.
I’m working on the Tula Pink City Sampler blocks. Thanks for the chacne!
Diann Cornell says
Curtains, a quilt (lap size) and a blackwork sampler.
I’m currently working on a new pattern for a purse.
I am currently working on a skirt for my daughter.
I am currently working on cleaning and reorganizing my sewing/craft space. I am also working on squaring up some fabric square I inherited so I can make a memory quilt.
Kim 'Van Grunsven' Lapacek says
hmmm…I’m working on a dresden block design and some paper pieced blocks.
Michelle Smith says
I am working on my kids summer clothes!
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i’m working on a Washi dress 🙂
Currently working on recovering a toddler papasan style chair. Lotsa fun. Yeah… lol
thanks for the chance!
I’m working on bee blocks and a baby quilt
Rachel Martorano says
I have multiple projects going on. I’m crocheting a shawl and my continual ongoing project is a cross stitch picture for my brother and SIL. Thanks for participating!
Crunchy Con Mom says
I’m working on embroidered burp cloths for two new nephews who will be born this summer!
I’m working on the Quilty Stitches cross stitch sampler and Pretty Little New York
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Rachael V says
I have a baby quilt waiting to go in the frames. Just as soon as I work up the courage to piece the striped fabric for the back.
What nifty wee tools! I am just getting going on a wall hanging, but have a hoop embroidery planned and will be coming back to that tutorial of yours. Thanks for the chance!
Nothing at this very moment, but I am hoping to start a paper piecing project soon, in addition to embroidering a book cover! Thanks for the giveaway – I had never heard of a needle minder before and its really cool!
Right now I am working on a pair of knitted socks.
I so need a new needle minder and I have never used a floss organizer-would be so handy.
Thanks for the giveaway,
Jacqueline in Pitt Meadows
Joan H. says
I am working on a baby quilt.
Natasha Tung says
I’ve been working on a tapestry for my mother in law for years, but haven’t got around to finishing it! Sigh. My mother is always doing cross stitch, so I would give this to her!
I have just completed a baby bear welcome cross stitch for my very first grandson.
I love the natural look of these needle holders
Danielle Callison says
Love this! I’m working on a Santa for my mom in between a monthly sampler!