March 28, 2015

Elementary Needle Book

If I could make whatever I wanted,
on any given day,
I would probably choose to create one of three things:
a pillow, a pincushion, or a needle book.

{My blog is mostly made up of those projects, if you notice.}

Here is my latest indulgence...the Elementary Needle Book,
made for my sweet niece who loves math and linguistics.



I started with this little mound of scraps and trims.
It was fun to organize them into something
so dainty and practical.


Once again, I turned to the fabulous free tutorial
I've made quite a few of these needle books,
and more are in my future, I'm sure.

From the first needle book I made,
I wondered why all of those patchwork squares
should be hidden away.
I featured mine on the front this time.


I love the bit of quilting detail.


Inside I decorated some of the pages with ricrac...


ribbon...


lace...


and even a tiny butterfly label.


The finished project was a cheery surprise
when it arrived in my niece's mailbox.


Handmade gifts are such a joy,
for all of us who make and receive them.

Have a great week, and enjoy something handmade!


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7 comments:

  1. Thank you Amy, for sharing. Your needle case is so cute.

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  2. It's wonderful--the workmanship, colors, and beautiful details!

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  3. Очень милая игольница получилась! Браво!

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  4. It's Gorgeous!! Such precious details !!! It was perfect for her . I know ' cause she is my daughter! I love the patchwork , too.
    Susie

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  5. That is just sweetness itself Amy! Such adorable details you added and I love the scrappy patchwork! Chrisy must have been thrilled!

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  6. I love your little projects, Amy. They are the perfect size for my busy life! And your attention to detail is inspiring!

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