Heather M. of In Love With Threads was inspired by the Hari-kuyo needlebook to make this final resting place for dead needles...
A steampunk-inspired coffin.
Old, gold silk and copper gears with embroidered bullions...
Finished beautifully into this miniature box...
It's only 3" tall x 2" wide!
I loved it so much that I bought it for Irene. Though she doesn't know it yet. (ahem. hi Irene. I have a present for you.)
It seems to me like Heather and Irene had similar ideas for their broken needles. (I shared Irene's needlebook last post...here.)
So I'd like to get Heather's coffin together with Irene's needlebook.
Who knows. Something very creative might come from a coffin full of broken needles.
And should you think that a coffin isn't necessarily the gentlest place for a tired and broken needle to rest. Well, this is no pine box. Heather lined this casket with velvet...
Nothing but the best for our beloved dead needles.
Happy Halloween everyone.
May your broken needles...rest in peace.
P.S. You can visit Heather's blog here. And her Etsy shop here. Thank you Heather, for a great idea.
Note: This post was pre-scheduled before Hurricane Sandy hit, in anticipation of my loss of power. It seems a little trivial at this point given the devastation and loss experienced by those in New York, New Jersey and other areas in the Northeast. Sending love and support to all our friends who were affected.