I was taking a break from work the other day, which means I was allowing myself the pleasure of a few minutes on Pinterest, and came across a photo of some gorgeous felt needle books. I had never in my life thought of possessing one, let alone making one. But suddenly, I was so inspired that I felt compelled to make one! First, I decided to make one as a gift for my friend's daughter's first sewing basket. Then, while I was cutting the pieces, my daughter told me that she desperately wanted one to put in her sewing basket, "when she gets one someday". So I cut out a second one with a butterfly theme for her. Since I was already making 2, I thought I might as well make one for myself as well! It was easier to make 3 at a time, then to make them separately some day down the road. It was a little needle book factory around here!
They were so fun and amazingly simple to put together. Thanks to this wonderful tutorial I found! I was happy to get to finally use some velvet. leather, and felt appliqués that I had bought years ago at VV Rouleaux, one of my favorite shops in London.
Since I finished mine, I have used it every day. Usually, I can never find a needle when I need one, and I thought the wonderful Chibi would solve that problem, but then I lost it, so the needle book is helping me to keep track of the needles in a beautiful way. Hopefully, I will find my Chibi one day, and incorporate it into the needle book with a loop of elastic. Now, I am thinking of making a larger version to put crochet hooks in for traveling!