Thursday night was my small group meeting. I always try to show gadgets or tips at the meeting. I get alot of my tips from blogging friends. Thank you very much! These are the 4 lanyards or chatelaines I showed at the meeting. One was bought and the others were shall we say, semi-homemade...I use all of these and like them all.
This one was one that I put together from a few different places from the internet. I made a pincushion (Hexagon Needle book from Angela's blog) and attached it to the tape measure ribbon along with the eye hook on the end and scissors on the other end. (I got the eye hook idea from Karen's blog, it was one of her Tool Time Tuesday tips...) and the little red bag was purchased from Fons and Porter, it was perfect to attach to the tape measure and hold a thimble and cutter), I just attached it with a safety pin so it could be taken off when I wanted to.
This was a gift from some friends and it has a little bag attached to it that holds a thimble and scissors at the other end. You can adjust the size of the strap with the little rings. Mary and June made these and gave to all the women in our group.
I made this one a few years back. It has a round pincushion made from circles covered in cardboard and sewn together. The end is a two squares of fabric with batting inside folded and sewn to make a little pocket to hold thread, thimble, pins, etc. The ribbon is not adjustable, I just made it to suit myself.
I purchased this last one at the quilt show last year. It is made from beads and can be used as a necklace with the little clip, a thread holder with the little wooden dowel, a badge holder with the pink badge holder or an eye glass necklace if you bought the little eyeglass holders. I also bought earrings to match but haven't worn those.