Yup, Halloween is not even a week in the past and I am makin' stuff for Christmas!
I whipped up this little needle book out of scraps from recycled wool felted sweaters, a bit of embroidery floss and 2 pom poms.
Safe and cute storage for those little sharp objects.
Here is how to make a needle book:
Rough cut 3 rectangles of felted wool sweaters.
Then stitch the three layers together. I left the ends of the floss a bit long so I could glue a pom pom on each end. Then I trimmed up the book. Why, you ask, would you not cut all the rectangles nice and neat to begin with? I'll tell you: in the stitching process things can get a bit off, and also the thickness of the sweaters really affect where the ends line up when the book is closed.
To embellish the cover I ironed on a bit of Heat and Bond to the back of a scrap of wool felted sweater. Then I ran it through the Sizzix Hello Kitty Die cutter with the "B" die.
Then I just peeled off the paper backing and pressed the "B" onto the front cover of my little needle and pin book.