Thursday, February 18, 2010

needlebooks

cat needlebook

I've been making needlebooks lately for a few swaps on swap-bot, and they are so easy fun! I made an owl one, too, from a sketch I made, but I had misplaced my camera and had to send it off before I could take a picture! The kitty embroidery pattern was adapted from this vintage transfer posted by yellowzeppelin on Flickr. I'm getting ready to make a bunch more, but I haven't yet decided what kind of closure I like best. I have to test out a few buttoning configurations I have in mind, too. The green on the cat needlebook is actually seam binding, which is a little thin, but it stays tied nicely. For the needlebook below I used a cute Japanese print and 1/8" satin ribbon, which slips a little, but still stays tied okay.

I haven't done any crochet since Valentine's Day. Fifty tiny hearts in one night was a little much!

needlebook

6 comments:

  1. Goodness, that kitten embroidery is so cute! A needlebook is definitely on my "to try" list... time I got more active on swap-bot and 'force' myself to branch out a bit! :)

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  2. those kitties are absolutely adorable!

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  3. The books are adorable! I have never heard of a needlebook; are they custom covered notebooks?

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  4. these are so sweet...thanks for the links. xx

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  5. hey OMG so cute!

    i HAVE SCANNED a bunch of (cool typing sorry) random vintage embroidery patterns. If you want some ever LMK

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  6. Jen, you should definitely try it. Those bags you make all the time are way more complicated!

    Thanks, Caitlin and Kristin!

    wlotus, a needlebooks contain pages of fabric or felt to hold your sewing and embroidery needles :)

    thebabykitties, OF COURSE I WANT SOME! :)

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