Thursday, April 19, 2012

Needlebook.

I have just completed a swap with Button Floozies. The challenge was to create any kind of handmade Needlebook you like as long as it included at least 5 buttons in its design. I will give you a second to count the buttons on this cos I know you will!! Yep there are 5 all present and correct.
I decided to use Sunbonnet Sue picking her flowers for the front cover. The only machine stitching I did was to attach the ric rac braid. Everything else has been done by hand. I much prefer to do applique by hand even though you get a more finished look using a sewing machine. I like the rustic look! I made a little pin cushion from a bottle top to go with it. The buttons are made from shrink plastic and coloured with promarkers (before shrinking). There is also a wally heart button hiding inside the cover but no use looking as you won't see it.
As I have used bits of felt up (for the pin cushion), a bottle top and odds of shrink plastic I am entering this into Pixies Crafty Snippets #16.
Also entering in to the following challenges:
Alphabet Challenge: Embroidery.
For Fun Challenges: Anything goes.
All Sorts: Buttons & threads.

27 comments:

Sandra H said...

Hi Mrs A, You know us so well your right l counted the buttons and there are 5.........lol Beautiful creation though! :)x

Helen Dooley said...

I truly LOVE this- I would love to own one. This is such a perfect thing to own. Wow! I am really glad you decided to share with us!
Hugs!

Ali said...

Mrs A that is the sweetest needlecase I've seen - just tooo cute xx (I've knitted something in April yay!! I've blogged it for my April make - sorry I've not registered with flickr :-( )

Faye said...

This is adorable! Love, love, love. I wouldn't go to blue naturally, but this is fab. The image is so sweet and I have a soft spot for ric rac. Hmm. I wonder if you could make these as notebook covers....
xxx

Jules said...

Hi Mrs A

Loving your needle case and pin cushion.

Your applique image is so cute and your hand stitching is very, very neat!!!

A different kind of snippet creation .. .. I hope Miss Di doesn't get you stitching on everyone's loose buttons in the playground!! You could be there all week LOL!!!

Have a great weekend.

Love Jules xx

Rose Petal said...

Hello Mrs.A. You are amazing. Beautiful work as always and your attention to detail is just fantastic. What a gorgeous piece of creativity.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Love Sandra xxx

Di said...

Just brilliant Mrs A - love all your neat hand stitching - so clever. Laughed at you being the playground 'mending lady', problem would be to get them, or you, to stand still long enough :)

Lovely work indeed.

Di
xx

Sunshine Girl said...

Bless that is so sweet, I much prefer to handsew applique on too. Email me your address and I will send you some diecuts :)

Sheena said...

That is absolutely gorgeous! I've never seen a needle book before, but I like it! I love the wee pin cushion too!

Thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge Blog - there's a new challenge up today, I'd love to see you join in again!

Sheena
xxx

Sherry Edwards said...

Oh, it's so beautiful!!!! I love it, all your wonderfully neat stitches and the little pin cushion too. Lucky swap partner!

Nicola said...

Great needlebook with fab stitching and front design!
Thanks for entering our Buttons and threads challenge over at Allsorts this week and good luck!
I still have candy if you are interested - http://nicolasartimitatinglife.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/thank-you-candy.html
Hugs Nicola xxx

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Oh this is soooooo sweet Mrs A...I love Sunbonnet Sue!!
Jan x

Sam said...

Very pretty Mrs A. Did you see my Sunbonnet Sue and Sam quilt hanging I did last year? If not I will link it to you!
Flippin' eck it is a bit cold to be in the playground this week ey! Brrrrr!

Donna said...

Beautiful work Mrs A, your stitching is so neat and I'm loving Sunbonnet Sue...so sweet :) Donna ♥ x

Little Harriet said...

Aww! How cute are those buttons!?

LH
x

mcrafts said...

Mrs A, you are one of my picks for the Versatile Blogger Award - pop over to my page to have a look Michxx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Very creative! Top of the Home Economics Class for you! xxx

Katy said...

Wow!! This is so cute and so awesome!! Thank you for playing at For Fun Challenges!--Katy, GDT

~Tammy~ said...

Oh my goodness this is spectacular!!!

Violets Corner said...

Oooh, you're hand stitching is so neat Mrs A, love the cute Sunbonnet Sue and the pin cushion, very clever use of the buttons.

Warm hugs
Maarit

Linby said...

Wow, this is beautiful and the pincushion is adorable. Hope your scratches from the bushes are healed now!
Linbyx

Creations by Tee said...

Oh This Is Sweet! Lovin The Bottle Cap Pin Cushion! Nice Work Mrs A! Hugs,Tee

Sue said...

Just gorgeous...beautiful and so very useful:)
xx

Kathy D. said...

I'm not a sewer but I love this...and now have decided I need one!! *heheeheehhee*
I love the button flowers too. Just too cute!!

Thanks for playing "Anything BUT a Card" at For Fun Challenge. Hope to see you Wednesday when the new challenge is posted.

Barbara Colbert said...

What a great project! Thanks for sharing with For Fun!

Helen said...

Oh, this is so cute! Never seen it before. Clever!

Scrappy Rat said...

Fantastic felt project! Really nice job, so neatly put together. BTW, I adore your cats' "self-furred" portraits. I've been collecting cat hair from my orange kitty to felt for a while. I'm so psyched to see that someone else has done the same with their kitties. I wish my black and white cat would tolerate brushing so I could do hers, too, but she loathes being brushed, combed or anything of the like. Weird kitty!

Thanks for playing along this week at For Fun Challenges. Please come back again soon!