Thanks for all the lovely comments about my crafty tool wrap yesterday – I really appreciate all your kind words, especially on the subject of neat zips!
Lots of people were really enthusiastic about the linen I used, and I can’t say I blame you. It’s yarn-dyed Essex linen blend by Robert Kaufman in a shade called flax. I bought mine from here from The Eternal Maker, but I know that M is for Make have it too. I can’t recommend it highly enough – I’ve used it a few times now because I think it looks so gorgeous against all sorts of colours and prints. Here it is with the pouch I made for Annabella as part of the Mouthy Stitches swap:
Here it is again, on another pouch with lots of gorgeous Liberty. (This one is for sale…!). This is a much better photo because it brings out the texture that you get from a yarn-dyed fabric.
And here it is on today’s finish – a new design for a patchwork needle book, with more Liberty prints (can there every be enough?!).
I’m particularly pleased with this because it fastens invisibly, so I don’t have to worry about buttons or magnetic snaps getting in the way of the completeness of the patchwork block. This is the sort of thing I dwell on when I can’t sleep!
Anyway, this needle book, is going to a friend (if she wants it..) who was kind enough to send me a huge pile of vintage Golden Hands craft magazines…. It’s the most wonderful resource of inspiration and unintentional humour….. stunning 70s fashion and styling, sometimes fabulous, sometimes scary! Don’t worry, I will be sharing!