Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Project Caddie Makeover

A friend of mine has been finding homes for her deceased Mother-in-law's belongings. The woman was a talented sewer, knitter and needle artist. I was excited when I was offered this vintage project caddie. It looks like something from the 1960s, don't you think?

I took it apart and used the pieces as a pattern for the makeover. The original was lined and had a pocket, so I lined mine and included a pocket too.

I was feeling my way along as I worked and somewhere in there realized, just because I don't know exactly what I'm doing doesn't mean I can't do this. After that I stopped stressing myself and it came easier. I also noticed my fabric was a directional, with the water pool pattern going side to side, so I made sure to cut out all the pieces right-side up.

The wood is so beautiful. It stands by my chair while I knit, and folds away against the wall when not in use.

1 comment:

vegeloon said...

Hi There - I haven't stopped by your blog for a while. So fun to see Shirley's project stand re-do there. You are so talented and resourceful!!