Sunday, September 19, 2010

Noodle by name only

My noodle box is finally complete, and I have to say I'm quite chuffed with it.  It's a "noodle box" by name only, and intended as a storage box.   
I was going to put a handle on it, but I think it would detract from the design work, so I've decided to leave it as it is.
I'm not a beader and am a bit ignorant to the ways of stringing beads, but I persevered and finally got two tassels that I liked, and added them to the top as handles to pull the two sides apart.
I was pleasantly surprised to find the colour beads I needed in my stash.  Do you ever find that despite all the stuff you have, you never have the right colour, right shape, right texture that you need and still have to go out and buy more!? 
This is a view of the inside of the box which is plain, but compliments the stitching on the outside.  I enjoyed making the box and plan to make more in different shapes and sizes - but without all the needle lace.
Also a big thanks to Amanda at View From our Hill for going out her way to find and email me info on Dorset buttons.  I've done a few more and have also been working on buttonhole rings on a Hedebo stick to add a bit of "zing" to my tassels ...
... just got to crack on and make them! 


  1. The box looks fabulous now it's finished as do your Dorset buttons & rings.
    Glad Sammy is getting better.

  2. The noodle box is fantastic, as are the buttons!

    John is convinced I own everything there is to own so he can never fathom why I don't have the right stuff!! It's one of those eternal mysteries.

    The course I'm starting is here by the way.

  3. Julie you have put so much work into the box, it is beautiful. You could keep jewellery in it.
    I love the colours you have used too.

  4. Your box is stunning - the detail on it is beautiful and everything goes so well together with the lining colour matching the lace- I know it's taken you ages and it's been well worth it! xx

  5. Hi Julie

    The noodle box is wonderful! Well done. What is next in your course?

  6. Hi Julie, I stumbled upon your blog whilst looking for examples of buttonhole rings. I'm not sure whether you'll receive this as the last time you posted was 2010!
    I put together the newsletter for the Lutterworth branch (that's Leicestershire) of the Embroiderers' Guild. Would you allow me to include your picture of the orange and green buttonhole rings? It's just to accompany some info on couronne sticks. We had a speaker, Jennie Parry, who uses them, but I didn't manage to get a picture illustrating what they looked like when made.
    Warm regards
    Kate Jacklin