Friday, April 02, 2010

Needlebook I made and 600 posts!

Wow, I just realized this is my 600th post! I sure do feel old and decrepit! I wonder how many posts that is in dog years?

Anyway, the pic above is a super-easy needle book I made. I just took a long rectangle of fabric and folded it in half. I sewed around 3 sides, then inserted a piece of cardboard (about as thin as a cereal box, but it was from something else) into it. Then I sewed up the edge. I cut a piece of felt a little smaller than the 'book', then sewed it down the middle to make the 'spine'--right through the cardboard.

Those are beading needles in the picture, which is why they look skinny and weird. I glued the gold thing that holds the threader onto the other side.

One silly mistake: I put one of the ribbons on backwards. Oh, well!

No pic of the outside as it is plain, but I'll probably glue on some cute buttons or something.

The furry stuff in the background is my cat Melody, who personifies 'curious cat.'

BTW, my yellow baby afghan is twice is big now. I think I'll have to post how much I've done each week so I'll keep up with it!

A blessed and peaceful Good Friday to all.


Terri said...

I love your needlebook, Clare! Congratulations on the 600 posts too. I participated in Sew Crafty Friday today, but Shareen doesn't have it up. :-(

Becky said...

Cute needlebook! It's in such happy, springy colors. And congrats on 600 posts!

Nanci said...

Clare, you are my inspiration! I need to make one of these. I'm always looking for my needles; they never seem to be in the pin cushion.

becca said...

congratulations on your 600th post! keep up the good work. thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Congrats on 500 posts, Clare. Pretty little needlebook.