I lost my beloved needle book 3 or 4 months back now… For quite a while I was hoping that it would turn up hidden in a pile of fabric, or books and papers, but no such luck. I have a feeling I’ve left it somewhere, whilst indulging in a bit of sewing on the go.
So, because storing my needles in my pincushion was getting a bit old, I thought it was time to make a new one. And I was desperate to do a it of sewing – you know how it is sometimes! Here’s the finished article, outside and in. It’s a bit bigger than my old one, with a little pocket to hold a pair of mini-scissors or snips, or maybe a couple of skeins of embroidery thread.
It felt really good to get the notebook and ruler out, do a bit of designing, and rev up the sewing machine. I even stopped feeling guilty about being in the house when the sun was shining…(what would my mum have said?!).
I even crocheted the cords, but that was mostly because I couldn’t find anything in my stash that brought out the best in my Liberty scraps.
I’m hoping the tutorial to make one of these will be the June entry for my 12 Patterns in 12 Months series (crochet optional for this one!).