Thursday, February 23, 2012

needle books


In my last post, I was gushing over how focused I finally got, worked on my WIPs and was not starting any new projects. Guess how long that lasted? Not very long, I tell you.

I was planning on working on my granny square quilt yesterday, when I was struck by a sudden need to make needle books. Seriously!!! Had to make some or the world as I know it would end!!!  You know that feeling, right? Out came the supplies (lots of them), since I had no precise idea what I was really doing. And, just so you can picture what I mean, let me show you what our dining / my sewing table looked like.

Even my children were horrified by this tangle of ribbons, fabric, felt, needles, scraps, and whatever else was there. I'm happy to say, though, that after a few hours I had some very cute needle books done.


I used colorful felt for the pages of the books,

this is what they look like inside.

I also made a ribbon loop on top and used bright colored buttons to keep needles and pins safely inside.

I'm glad I got that out of my system (for now, anyway), the dining room is presentable again and I'll be able to do my planned quilting tonight. I'll let you know how it went.

These little guys are heading to my Etsy store, if you're interested.

Have a wonderful evening, Svetlana.

Linking up to AmandaJean's Finish It Up Friday
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19 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness...I think I'm in love. The needle book on the top right with the sewing print on it is beyond adorable. Such a great job!

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  2. oh my gosh! adorable svetlana! that hello kitty is killing me! love it!

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  3. Super super cute! I'm so glad you were distracted and created these :)

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  4. I love little needle books, have yet to make one, but soon....

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  5. Yay, these look fab! Sometimes, you just have to go with what your heart desires, then it frees up making loads of other things :o) Which reminds me, I have a 241 tote rapidly rising to the top of my MAKE ME NOW pile ;o)

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  6. Ah! Those are precious :-) I'm so inspired to make one! My needles are currently hanging out in a couple of clunky plastic bags. This is so much better.

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  7. Those are so beautiful and cute! It makes me think that I should make one, too, from the pink fabric that I used recently.

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  8. Oh so cute! Just perfect for a quick gift. I have gotten "end of the world" feeling more times than I care to admit. Lots of fun!

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  9. They're adorable! And I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one who does things like that! LoL

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  10. Love them! Where do people get that colorful elastic cord?

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  11. Oh my goodness. They are so cute. You had me at Hello Kitty! ;)

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  12. adorable!!! i had needlebooks on the brain last night when i wasn't sleeping. yours are beyond cute. man, you did a nice job on them!

    thanks for linking up to finish it up Friday!

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  13. I love these. Any thoughts on putting a tutorial on here for them?

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  14. Just received the daiwabo lime green elephant needle book in the post - it is even cuter IRL:) Thanks Svetlana!

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