The Clover crew made it to Kansas City, MO to the INTERNATIONAL QUILT MARKET and had a wonderful time. You will hear more from Carol regarding the market, what was new and all the other good stuff!! We were very busy as we introduced our newest product…… THE CLAM SHELL …. Which was a big hit but we did take our breaks and quickly walked the isles to see all the beautiful new patterns, fabric and new techniques being used.
It is always a treat to introduce a new product so let me tell you a little bit about our newest addition to the great product line Clover offers.
What are they, you ask! Awesome little containers that open when squeezed at the points.
The package contains 6 pieces of memory plastic-like material. Three smaller pieces for the inside and 3 larger for the outside along with great directions for putting this cute little container together.
Three sizes, small, medium and large. Notice the blue one on the left – I needle punched the blue spaces on the material and created quite a different look.
I think they make a great gift container and we all have decided to put our jewelry in one while traveling. The small one would make a darling “tooth fairy” container.
After making a few it dawned on me that they are the shape of an ornament so the light bulb went off and I pulled out Christmas fabric and beads. By covering the design with beads and a few sequins I had a wonderful ornament to contain my grandchildren’s gift card or money. This way they will have an ornament to keep and use on their tree when they marry…..should their wife allow them to use them!!!
The Clam Shell is about creative embellishments and I am having a great time cross stitching, embroidering with Clover’s Kantan beading tool and needle punching designs on one with Clover’s Needle Punch tool.
Be sure to check back with the Clover blog on more ways to embellish your Clam Shell cases! Remember to post your comments for a chance to win!
In the weeks to come..
June 14 – Step by step instructions on how to create Clam Shell Cases
June 21 – Embellishing with beads, cross stitch, twilling
June 28 – Embellishing continue & helpful tips