June 23, 2014

Swap Sent and Revealed - Need a Little Needle Book

At long last, it's time to share
what I made for my partner in the 
Need a Little Needle Book swap!

{Visit our Flickr page here to see more needle books from the swap!}

As the Swap Mama for our exchange,
I had the luxury of selecting the person
who would create a needle book for me,
and also the one who would receive my creation.
I chose to send my needle book to
the lovely and talented Gail.

Having just met Gail,
all I knew about her was 
that she enjoys happy bright colors.

That led me to pull these fabrics,
and I named my project the
Bright Idea Needle Book.

{I hope it will inspire happiness and creativity for Gail!}

I could not resist using the tutorial by Nana Company
to create this little needle book.
I see more of these in my future,
because they are pure FUN to create!

to lay out the squares for the back,
plus a strip of squares for the front panel.

I added a ric rac edging, and I really think
it adds sweetness and fun to the finished needle keep.

Want to see the back?
I love it as much as the front...
yep, I need to make another one,
with the patchwork on the FRONT.

And now let's look inside...
this time I chose some turquoise wool felt
for the interior pages.

I used more ric rac - in golden yellow.

I found some lovely lace,
and I added a bit of butterfly...
always a bright idea!

So once that little needle book
was finished,
I decided to create a matching pincushion!

I used a favorite pattern
purchased from Details by Des on Etsy.

Can you just imagine how squeezy this pinnie is?

One of the reasons I chose to make 
this style of pinnie was that I got to use...
more ric rac!!!

See those covered buttons, too?
They are another favorite design detail of mine.

I made a couple of extra covered buttons
to send along...

So that's what I made for my swap partner...
stop by again soon to find out
what I received!

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