Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Not Your Grandma's Strawberry...

Or Martha Stewart's either for that matter.... When my fabulous friends asked me to teach a class on an oversized strawberry to go with their oversized spool I thought it was a great idea. This strawberry is approximately 6x9. I decided to go with cream velour for the fabric instead of the traditional velvet.

I didn't want to make something this big without it being multi-functional. Besides that, haven't we seen it all when it comes to this old notion? I decided to sew a pocket on the front for my scissors and needle threader, and I wanted the strawberry to hold embroidery floss as well so I sewed some buttons to the sides and back. It secures floss in 3 different colors like this...

I went with the traditional felt top but I covered most of it with a sewing pattern top and bobbin for a stem.

I just love a new take on something old, don't you?

9 comments:

connie said...

That's an adorable strawberry...you're so clever!

Anonymous said...

Very CLEVER she is Connie! LOL
I just love love the pearls it adds such a nice touch. I am a bling gurl myself but the Pearls seem to add a touch of vintage style. And I love the pocket and you have to go bigg or go home! Larger the better I say.


xoxo Biren's Boo

Cindi said...

Class was so much fun. I rushed home and stuck my sewing scissors in the pocket. My husband said "it's a strawberry... hmm... cute".

Colleen said...

Lisa...this is so fantastic and such an original take on the old fashioned...been there/ done that...strawberry. Are you teaching this again? With the big spool?

valerie said...

Your strawberry rocks Lisa! What an original idea to make it cream and add the notions. I hope you are sending it into Somerset, they will just love it. And again many congrats on becoming their newest Bonne Vivante.

Halo Hill said...

Oh my gosh, I LOVE, love it! Gorgeous.

Sheila

Lisa Super said...

To answer Colleen's question here, yes, I might teach the spool and strawberry again. Please email me if you're interested.

Lisa

valerie said...

OMG! I just saw the left corner of your blog,The cover is official!

Tammie Moore said...

I love that strawberry, I just recently found your blog and love it. You are very creative.... Keep inspiring us all.
Creatively
Tammie Moore