Happy Saturday, Ya'll.
I haven't finished with the tutorial for this yet. I want to make it a pdf file (which I will share with my followers as a gift, and sell after that), but I have a little learning to do first. I hope you all don't mind waiting; I apologize!
But I can show you the first sewing and needle book I made. This is the gift I am giving away next week. And as I said, am working on making the instructions into a pdf file, so that you can make one for yourself or someone you love, too.
This is the front cover. This little book has a zippered pocket to hold folding scissors, a seam ripper, needle threader, and quilter's thimble. This little book is my original design; do not make these for sale. If anyone wants to buy one, they will be available in several different cover designs in my Etsy shop, opening soon.
Here is a look at the inside:
This book is not exactly perfect, as I wish I had not used that darker green thread to sew closed the zip pocket. Like I said, this was the first one I made! It works just fine and I think it is pretty.
This is the back cover. This project started when I bent to the scrap bag just to grab a little piece to test that orange/gold thread, which I hadn't used before. Something inside me told me to make something pretty while I tried out the thread. I made the patchwork piece that became the front cover, and when I looked at it, the idea for this little book just popped in my head!
I will announce the winner for this either Sunday evening or at the latest on Monday, July 12, 2010. Comment on this post for a chance to win it. Or, as I have said, to reward my loyal readers, if you are a follower of this blog I will put your name in the hat twice. Three times if you comment! I will let my 1 year old choose a name from the hat as the winner.
Good luck! Ya'll have a great day; I will be back real soon.....