Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Needle Book

So, speaking of embroidery, I'm getting ready to start my ill-fated map of the United States tonight.  I can't wait!  I love maps, atlases, globes...all of it.  I can name every state capitol, too, and I'm darn proud of it.  ;)

When I finished up my recent project (the orange/red/yellow flower embellishment thingy from my last post), I needed a place to put my needle.  The pincushion is out of the question, because LITTLE FINGERS in my house like to push needles way down into the pincushion, never to be found again.  I often go into my sewing room to find all the pins in my pincushion arranged in some clever way, or in a pattern, or ALL pushed down...who needs Toys R Us?  I think I'll just get the kids a pack of pins this Christmas. 

So I made this little needle book out of felt and covered it with some scrap fabric - which was actually a cloth napkin from the Dollar Tree - isn't it cute?

I have to admit, I lifted this idea 100% from this post on Betz White's blog.  It's kind of similar to an exact replica of her needle books.  I love everything she does.  Just want to give credit where credit is due.  ;)

This would be a perfect little gift for all of my friends who do needlework!  Except that I don't have any that I know of.  Boo-hoo!

I can't help it.  I love to link.


  1. super cute and clever! My kids have the 'push the pins all the way in' thing too!

  2. super clever
    would luv for our readers to see this at

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  3. This is extra cute!! New follower. Would love it if you would stop by and share this at my linky party :)

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  4. I LOVE this idea! How adorable is that little book! It is absolutely perfect for storing needles. Creative!

  5. This is cute! Thanks for sharing!

  6. What a great gift idea! I found you through the Turquoise Lovin' party. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Super cute! So glad you linked up with us! Hope you're having a great weekend!