Thursday, March 3, 2011
Update: There is a pattern available for this now: the Flora Needle Book pattern, available for instant download at Etsy and Craftsy.
Do your needles need a colorful new home? The needle books I started in San Antonio are finished and for sale. For more information on each, go to my etsy shop. Late Note: the pink one is sold, and the blue one shown here is sold but there is another blue one in the shop almost exactly like it. Thanks!
I really loved making these. Some people like to jog to release stress, I like to cut out tiny, tiny flowers. I got the idea from Jessica to use a light coating of fabric stiffener on the cover of each to make them a bit more durable, except I used Aleene's Stiffen Quik instead of Stiffen Stuff. You just spray it on and microwave it for a few seconds to dry. I really like it. It doesn't alter the look of the felt at all, but gives the cover more body.
I'm in the middle of making an experimental pin cushion to match the books.We'll see how that goes.