Thursday, October 14, 2010

Crafter's Niche Giveaway

Normally I don't run out and buy a craft project and start on it the same day, but I did this week!  I saw an awesome project at Raising Homemakers, and I just had to make one for my give away!

This project I made is a Crochet Hook Holder.  It can even be a colored pencil holder for kids too.  This is great for traveling with your essential tools you need while on the road!  Raising Homemakers used shoe-string on their project, which looks fabulous too.  I didn't have shoe string on hand so I used ribbon.

I'm going to re-create how I did my project.  It was so simple! 
{Go to Raising Homemaker's web-page and see how they did theirs.}

Crochet Hook Holder

Taking a place mat of your choice, roll up the bottom edge to about 4 1/2".
Pin in place to make sure it is even all the way across.

 Cut 30" of ribbon and folded it in half tucking the folded end under the edge, as show above.
Shoe string can be used instead of ribbon. 
Make sure the shoe string ends are left showing.

Pin the ribbon in place, making sure it is sewn together when sewing end.
Sew each side first, then measure 1" from the sewn edge.

Using a ruler, mark 1" from each sewn pocket, as well as marking with pins all the way down.
I also used Fray Check on my clipped strings to ensure that it would not unravel.

Fit whatever you find useful in here to make your craft project easy for travel.

I left the last pocket bigger.  This way if I needed something wider, I had a spot.
You can also just continue sewing 1" pockets from one side to the next.

Here's what the holder looks like all rolled up. 
What a beautiful project!
So now for my GIVE AWAY!
The winner will receive a crochet hook holder, compliments of Crafter's Niche.
{crochet hooks not included and will only mail item within the United States.}

Here is what you need to do.  For every entry you will need to make a comment on this post telling me what you have done.  {Be sure to include your blog address and or email so I can contact you.}:

1.  Blog about my give away on your blog = 1 entry

2.  Follow me on Crafter's Niche=1 entry

3.  Visit My Designer Girl and tell me what design you liked the best= 1 entry

Give away ends October 31, 2010.

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  1. I follow you! And I love the crochet hook holder!! I often think that I'd love to have one to keep all my hooks together and organized, but since I don't have a sewing machine, it's not a high priority.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  2. Love your blog designs! I really like The 6th of May--very nice.

  3. hi! :) How are you. Looks like a nice giveaway, Amy, you do some pretty neat stuff. What's Jackson and Asher doing? Heard Asher still loves that Enya song! :) I love you and miss you! :) Can't wait to see you at Christmas! :D
    p.s. i do follow your blog too :)

  4. I do follow your blogs, though I don't have one myself. I enjoy making quilt tops as a craft. The holder is a neat idea.