And both handmade from Keld Olesen at http://www.orkisskytter.dk/.
The shuttle is made of ivory (oh...these memories - when I was a child, I dreamed of owning a recorder made of ivory but had to settle with box blight; now I finally have a piece of ivory in my hand, even though a somewhat different shape than I imagined then), and it's beautiful. The color, the smooth surface...everything. :D
I'm not quite sure what the needle case is made of, but I suspect it might be beech. And no, before you start thinking so, I have absolutely no clue about wood (too my dad's great dismay, I might add, since the men in his family worked in the woods for generations). Luckily, each shuttle for sale has a little sign, stating the type of wood it's made of (in Danish), and I found a shuttle with a 'beech'-tag that looked a bit like the needle case.
Enough talk. Pics, pics!
<--- so pretty! I actually used to fixate a needle in an earplug, but this is much better. \o/