I opened my eyes this morning and thought, sheesh, girl, get that give-away post up! You're going to have to call it What-the-heck-happened Wednesday.
Although I finished this late yesterday, I was lollygagging around trying to decide how to improve it. Worried that after that big build-up and that enormous stack of wool, this looks kind of little. Not surprisingly, life got a bit in the way of leisurely crafting since that teaser and I needed something I could make and take out of the house to work on. My upcoming class at artFiberfest has a little needlebook project (and pincushion) incorporated into the painted canvas bag. An undesigned element that I was ready to map out, it has been on the list of things to make. Necessity is the mother of invention- or should I say, inspiration, in this case.
Here is the first try. The needlebook that could double as a jewelry keeper.
I learned a few things along the way, little lessons that will make the next one less experimental. But I do still love this one. The first sweater felt page and the vented pocket were good ideas. I didn't want the scissors (not included) or other extras like thread or buttons (or a necklace) to fall out so those pieces slip in there and tuck under the top. It comes to you with a pretty stash of materials to play with.
What's a needlebook without something to stitch on? To enter the giveaway, please leave a comment on this post and I'll choose a random winner on Monday. Feel free to let me know how the project could be improved upon. Thanks again and always for your visits and comments here.
p.s. The boy is from Boston. Not quite next door, but close enough.