Pimp My Tape Measure

W00l-felt boxes from Hable Construction

Photo by See Jane Work

WhipUp.net has a great tutorial on how to embellish a boring ol’ tape measure, something I’ve been meaning to do with a couple of freebies I have lying around. These scrumptious wool-felt boxes by Hable Construction have kickstarted my creative juices and launched them into high gear.

More inspiration from Down Under over here and here. Craftapalooza’s handstitched pincushions are also SO very delectable. (She graciously provided a tutorial, too!) A few of my in-laws sew and quilt, so these might just be what Kris Kringle ordered for my anti-consumerist Christmas. Any excuse, really, to go thrifting for fabric and felted sweaters.

You’ll find another tutorial for a cake pincushion here, and one for a heartachingly twee one fashioned with a bottlecap here.


  1. Adelin said,

    May 19, 2006 at 1:06 pm

    Can we craft tonight? After DJ Garden? Please? :) These felt thingies are lovely! And we can think of something to do with that oilcloth.

  2. Amy said,

    May 19, 2006 at 1:35 pm

    the bottle cap pincushion is so darn cute!!

  3. mim said,

    May 22, 2006 at 9:43 am

    how do they make those ggoodies look so perfect?

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