This is what I have been doing this weekend. Too hot to be outside so why not do some finishing.
These are fashioned after antiques thimble keeps. These little keeps are multipurpose; the area that the thimble fits in is filled with emery to sharpen your needles, pins can be held on each end and the flap the hangs down holds needles and then wraps round the keep and is secured with a tie that twists around the button. Of course they are distressed and stained to look old.
They each contain a thimble which is new, but can easily replaced with ones favorite thimble. The prototype is sitting in a bowl of pin keeps in my living room holding my Grandfathers thimble from when he ran a hat and alteration shop.
I will be putting these up for sale on the website later this evening, so stop by and take a look.