Thursday, July 28, 2011

Non-Winning Artisan Award- Sew Mini Products 3D entry

Here is one of the two 3d items I made for the Artisan Award contest. It is a wooden thread spool holder that was altered to make a cute display of some of the sewing themed products that were in the Occasions Mini catalog. (Click on the picture to see it bigger aka more detail!)

I had a BLAST putting this project together with all the little details and elements. I used fabric, buttons, pom-pom trim, linen thread, designer series paper, designer fabric brads, stamps, ink and a few non SU! items (the wooden thread spool holder, the mini clay pots, the wooden spools in different sizes, the bobbins and the mini straight pins) oh and don't forget the millions :) of mini glue dots used to hold everything in place so it will never move!

Here is a close up of one of the mini clay pots filled with tiny rolls of the Sweet Stitches fabric pined together using the mini straight pins.

Here is another close up picture of another mini clay pot. This one acts as a pin cushion adorned with a matching brad on top as well as linen thread for details. You can kind of see it on this pot if look very closely...I stamped all the clay pots with images from the Sew Suite stamp set (retired now) in crumb cake classic ink to give them a little more interest and aged look. In this picture you can also see a bobbin that is wrapped with linen thread.

In this close up picture you can see some more fabric wrapped up in mini bolts tired up with the hemp twine. You can also see the pom-pom trim wrapped around a spool and that I stamped the tops of all of the spools using the Button, Button stamp set.

You can also see the designer series paper that lines all of the "shelves" that the pots, spools and bobbins are sitting on.

What a fun little project to make! I love it!

Thanks for looking!
if you were at convention you may have seen this on the was there!


Bandon, Oregon said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this project you made!!! Can I say it again... LOVE it!! Thank you for sharing it on your blog. You made my day!!!!


Tiffany Bauer said...

Let me pick up my jaw off my keyboard!!! This is totally awesome and I have no clue who is judging these projects for the Artisan Award but hands down that ones that you have shown so far are off the map gorgeous!!! You are a big winner in my book and I hope you continue to apply for this category because you are so amazingly talented!!

I will be featuring this amazing project on My Crafty Picks #27 with a link back to your blog on 7-31-11. If you wish to decline please email me at

Take care
Tiffany Bauer

Stacy said...

This turned out really neat! I love it!

mauistamper said...

I did see this one and it is fabulous - I'm so happy to have the close-ups since we had to look from a distance. The tiny details (pompoms around the spool, be still my heart) are fabulous.

Submit again! You're on a roll.


Mary Davidson said...

This is an adorable project (and should have won)! I just saw my spool holder in the attic and wished I could do something with it and now I see this! Thanks for inspiring me to bring it out!

Linda Callahan said...

Wow - just amazing!

Connie Collins said...

Rochelle, you totally knocked my socks off with this amazing project and all of your Artisan Award submissions. You are a winner in my eyes! Big Hugs!

Maryellen Quarles said...

I found you while searching the internet for mini straight pins and am hoping you can help. Can you please let me know where you found these?

Cool project!!