Approximately 1 million years ago (or 2011 to be precise), I made a needle book that I use to this day. It travels everywhere with me and sits next to me on the couch when I hand sew. Seeing as this is a swap where hand sewing needs to be a main design element in the finished swap item, it seemed appropriate to have a needle book extra.
|Needle Book Front|
I was only too happy to dive into my bag of selvages that are too small to use in my selvage blocks. There are some real gems in there! I used a piece of Kona Snow (?) as the foundation, then strip pieced the selvages on at a jaunty angle. Can you see there's even a mini (really mini) piece of Ruby in the upper corner of the back? I have been saving that little nub.
|Needle Book Back|