Guess what? I've been making more needlebooks. It takes way longer with this crochet border, but I'm not going to let that stop me! What do you think? I like these better than the others! :) The border seals up the opening for turning that I would normally struggle to conceal and hand stitch shut, so I guess that saves a few seconds...
I just had to use that ladybug button with the hedgehog & ladybug print! I like the square one better, though. I am strangely drawn to square buttons.
needlebooks - inside view
embroidery in progress!
I went through my vintage embroidery transfers this weekend, and I rediscovered several really cute ones made for making potholders (these were inherited from a beloved family friend, which makes them even more special to me!). Do you have any of these? If so, maybe you have had the realization like I have that people must have used super tiny potholders back in the day! I totally made it bigger around the edges than the dotted lines on the pattern indicated. I'm finished with it now and will share pictures soon (edited: pictures on flickr now!), but here is a progress shot. I love this cute little pear so much! I knew I had to make him match my Orla Kiely pear potholder! Some day soon I'm going to run out the lime colored linen napkins I used for this and many other little projects, and I don't know what I'm going to do then!
This was the transfer that I REALLY hoped would work, and it was the only one of the three I tried that would still iron on. Even so, I still had to trace over the light red lines with my fabric marker. I'm just going to have to make new transfers with the ones that wouldn't work.
buttons made by Caitlin!
Speaking of cute! I am so in love with these adorable owl buttons that Caitlin of salty oat made me for the Feeling Stitchy Embroidered Button Swap! Owls! Gingham! They are so freaking cute! I can't wait to figure out what to use them for, but until then, I'm content to just stare at them!
other goodies in my package from Caitlin - chocolate not pictured...(because I already ate it)!
I love the little box she put them in, and the card those snaps are on is so cool! I'll put up pictures of what I made for her as soon as she gets them in the mail! :)