A Hand-painted Needle Case
I was fascinated when I found these needle cases on the CreateForLess website. They are manufactured by Collins, a firm noted for producing things to make your sewing box neater. I have 12 of these painted in my typical fashion at www.peaypatch.com.
These tiny, handmade wooden bottles don't look like much; they're so small you can hold two in your hand comfortably. I decided to test how well they actually work, so I went to my sewing case and got some needles. I managed to get 38 mixed sewing and embroidery needles in this little container. They were quite secure when I put the lid on. You couldn't use these items for yarn or darning needles, but for sewing and embroidery they could make your life a lot easier.
I paint the items I sell, but you can get the plain ones at CreateForLess in a package that urges you to decorate them for your own friends. These things are not only whimsical but helpful.