custom thread minders {commission}

“Hey Rachy”, the message started. When it comes to messages from Car, such an opening is either an idea that will lead me into shenanigans, or into a new craft that will cost me a lot of money. Often, it’s both. A bad influence, that girl is. On this occassion, however, it was a new project – would I be interested in making her a couple of thread minders. Um, YES! We tossed around a few ideas, and slowly a plan came together.


For the story time sampler – a book case collage:

book shelf collage thread minder


Funny story on this one – see that little star? So that strip of paper is actual the edge of a piece from a paper pad, and it had a hole in the middle of it. But I was desperate to use this particular strip, because of those cameras. Both Car & I are mad photography nuts, so I really liked the idea of using this little bit of both of us as the shelf. Never fear, says I, I know I have a metal C in my stash, part of a set gifted to me to spell out my eldest child’s name, but that hasn’t been used in the last 8 years, so I wouldn’t miss it, surely. Perfect to “hang” from the shelf. I sifted through my embellishment drawer, and finally spotted the ziplock bag holding the letters of Bear’s name. Tipping them out over the table, I searched for the C…before realising of course there is no C because we used a K in his name instead. Yes. That’s an actual thing that happened. After 8 years of tacking “with a K” to the end of his name, I managed to be the confused one. I blame the teething toddler and ridiculous lack of sleep.


 The second thread minder was for a Christmas themed sampler, so a Christmas tree was requested. I had a bit of an idea of what I wanted – the edge to edge stamping was something I’d had in mind from the beginning & I really loved how it turned out.

christmas tree thread minder


One of the funnest parts of my “job”, is I never really know what each week will involve. This year I’m looking to experiment a bit more in what “work” looks like for me (does it count as work when I love it this much?), but I also love the fact that random little projects like this come up & give me a chance to play & explore & create something that I’m told is well loved in it’s new home.


  1. says

    Can’t wait to see how your year evolves to show what work looks like for you these days.

    Love the thread minders, I may have to put a commission request in one of these days 😛

    • admin says

      Thank you! I am really excited to see what this year brings. And any time – shoot me a message when you are ready, always open for commissions, especially for my lovelys xx

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