Scraphappy Day has come around very fast this month. I’m amazed how the time has flown considering the restrictions on our movements which I thought would make it drag.
As a result, I was a little unprepared so I’m showing a new version of a project I’ve made several times before, some of which I showed on a previous Scraphappy day. Sorry about that but the timing was good for me as my youngest daughter has expressed an interest in sewing and, although I’m not holding out much hope, I want to encourage it as it’s more useful than some of her other interests.
So, I made her one of my needle books.
I had some of this fabric left from a project I can’t remember making but there were large pieces cut out of it so I know it exists somewhere. The fabric is significant as one of my daughter’s nicknames is ‘Bea’ and the logo for my handmade shop on Etsy is a dragonfly.
The inside lining and pocket are made from a bit of patchwork I had left over from a quilt I made for a baby .
I used some scrap felt for the ‘book’ and thought I’d include these cat themed scissors and heart pin in the package.
Together with a selection of odd buttons, it might give her a bit of a kick start to a sewing future and, if not, well she can pass it all on to her sister who does sew.
While I was in the needle book groove I made another one which isn’t from scrap but I’ve been dying to use this fun Japanese linen blend fabric for ages.
To be honest, this fabric would also be fairly relevant to Mlle Tialys the Younger – but don’t tell her I said so.
EDIT: just showed the second needle case to Mr. T. and he pointed out that’s not how sloths hang 🙃 . Doh! This will have to be a spare needle case for me now. 🙄
Scraphappy Day is organised by Kate & Gun for anybody who wants to make new things from scraps of any kind – doesn’t have to be fabric or yarn. Here’s a list of participants – both regular and occasional – if you want to have a look at the sort of things you can do with scraps.
Contact Kate (first name on the list) if you want to join in.
Kate, Gun, Titti, Heléne, Eva, Sue, Lynn (me), Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Tracy, Jill, Claire, Jan,
Moira, Sandra, Linda, Chris, Nancy, Alys, Kerry, Claire, Jean,
Joanne, Jon, Hayley, Dawn, Gwen, Connie, Bekki, Pauline,
Sue L, Sunny and Kjerstin