Saturday, March 14, 2015

Magazine Giveaways

Do you make the gifts that come with the stitching magazines?

The Flashing Scissors

Last year I bought a copy of a new quilting magazine "Love Patchwork and Quilting" which had a needlecase kit with hexagons.  At the time lots of bloggers commented that they throw this sort of gift away because the materials were not very good quality.

The Flashing Scissors

However, I made mine up as I thought the tiny hexagons were really quite sweet.   I made a pincushion and added a pocket on the back for my needlethreader and tiny bobbins of thread and my scissors fitted nicely in the open back of the pocket.

The Flashing Scissors - My extra pockets and pincushion

I have used this almost constantly, despite having many other types of pincushions and needlecases.

Do you take the time to stitch magazine gifts? And if so, do you use them?


Magpie's Mumblings said...

I've never seen things like this with magazines - looks like fun. I remember buying a couple and scored a wimpy plastic crochet hook (which ended up coming in handy for something totally unrelated to the intended purpose) and a few little booklets with a pattern in them. I guess I don't tend to buy quilting magazines so that might be why I've never come across anything like what you have.

FlashinScissors said...

Hi Mary Anne, I was lucky to spot this magazine. I really bought it for the gift as I thought it was just right for my travel stitching. It was nice to read the magazine too and see some of the bloggers I've been following in print.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Hi again
For reasons known only unto Blog-grrrrr the comment you left on my blog didn't arrive in my inbox so that I could respond directly. Just wanted you to know that I appreciated it!