Hello and welcome! I thank you for stopping in today : )
I was visiting at ---> Shabby Art Boutique, where Kerryanne was sharing a style of 'needle keeper' I had not seen before - Matchbook style!
I felt inspired and had to try!!
(yea for inspiration; It doesn't always flow for me; I was so happy to receive it! Thank you God! : ) And Thank you Kerryanne for encouraging us to try. She is an amazing blogger and creator.
This needle book WAS soo easy and fun!
Here's the small pile I made : ) (5)
These are simple and fast to make!
No sewing required ; )
I 'tweaked' Kerryanne's instructions just a bit - you can visit her blog to see what she did,
but I'll tell you my steps:
*Cut the paper (matchbook) sleeve 3" wide X 8.25" tall.
(perhaps practice on some plain paper)
*The bottom fold is about 5/8", crease & fold up. (I did decorative punch on some edges.)
*Take the top flap and fit it into the bottom fold, and crease - like a matchbook.
(you can do 2 creases there- about 1/16th" apart so it will lay better-
again, practice on plain paper first)
*I tucked a piece of felt (cut with pinking shears - slightly smaller than the inside) into the bottom flap and stapled. DON'T staple too high up! or the top flap won't 'fit' in~
[Kerryanne suggested covering the staple with something decorative]
*I added needles, buttons, pins and a paper spool covered in thread.
They are simple, with only a bit of embellishment at best - but if you use beautiful paper . . . : )
I had just the right color of seam binding to accent the pretty butterfly paper (by Kaisercraft; their Rustic Harmony collection)
I also used some Prima paper; their Butterfly Garden collection~
Prima paper on this one below! "Sew Sweet!"
I thought I'd also share a photo of one of the wonderful French treasures I purchased through Liz's http://lululizinlalaland.blogspot.com/2015/12/auction-no-30-vintage-french-enamel.html
Auction last year~
A gorgeous French Lunch Pail!! (lid not showing)
This pail use to grace Liz's craft room; and now it graces mine : ) Thanks ever-so-much Liz! I treasure it.
Well I better say Good-Bye for today. I need to get back to work~ I am hoping to visit you very soon : )
Wishing each of you God's very best! Love and hugs to YOU~