Sunday, 24 August 2014

Granny Square Block Needle Book and matching Pin Cushion (and a giveaway!)

I am so glad my partner Terry, who blogs at With a Cup and a Sword, received my swap mail and liked it so much. I was worried about the envelope arriving safely and luckily it did! Now all has been revealed to my partner, I can show a few photos here!


Needle Book with matching Pin Cushion and Scissors Fob.


I fell in love with the Granny Square Block and decided to try it (here is the post about the technique I used and the Vlieseline product) for this swap. I wanted to make a needle book and a matching pin cushion that you could carry with you, without having to carry bits and pieces. The needle book fits onto the pin cushion. The pin cushion has an elastic that hooks onto the bobbin button on the needle book and, to close the needle book, you hook the elastic on a bobbin button on the pin cushion. That sounds a bit complicated but it's easier to look at the photo that read my explanation!



Have a peek inside!


This is the first "page" with a pocket in the cover and a pretty patch of Suzy Ultman's fabric. I saw Terry likes birds in her sewing and decorations.


Terry also likes linen. I love using linen and I especially love the contrast between linen and bright fabrics and trims. In case you're wondering what's in the corner, here is a close up...


It's a mini mini pin cushion, about half an inch wide (about 1.5cm). I forgot to take a photo with a pin in it. It was Ella's idea to use it as a pin cushion. We tried it out and a part from looking cute, it really works!


Mini pom pom trim. Can't resist pom poms!


 Another pocket at the back. Two vintage pearl buttons and a pretty ribbon.



This is the pin cushion by itself. You can even use the elastic to hang it up. I love how the bobbins turned out. I fixed orange floss around a wooden bobbin, one of those ones they sell for making brooches, like a charm.



The Need a Needle Book Swap has been so fun and there have been so many beautiful needle books to look at! If you haven't already read it, here is my post about the wonderful needle book I received and this is the Flickr page for the Swap. How about a Need ANOTHER Needle Book Swap? I keep collecting ideas on my Pinterest board Pincushions and Needle Books! Thank you Amy (@ Amy Made That!) for organising this great swap and can't wait for the next one! 

Don't miss Amy's giveaway here, you could win a $25 gift certificate to Zipit!


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22 comments:

  1. OMG!! I lovethe needlebook and pin cushion you made for Terry!!!

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  2. what a great design - and I love all that orange!

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  3. What a fabulous swap package Nests, lucky partner! I love the teeny bobbins, they are the perfect finishing touch :)

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  4. Awesome design! love this granny square needle book!

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  5. Great sewing. I love orange so much at the moment that this is just perfect in my book. x

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  6. That bobbin is just adorable! Great project :-)

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  7. I love your needlebook sooo much! That little spool of thread is DARLING as a button too! You are very lucky.. thanks for sharing it and your finish at Richard and Tanyas where I found you :) Kathi

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  8. That is just an awesome set!! Yes... we do need another needle book swap!!

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  9. Sew totally beautiful and clever, Nesta! I love your little wooden bobbins as buttons, that you wound yourself, and all of the fabrics with the linen! It was fun to see all of your delightful touches in the needlebook and the pincushion!
    Susie

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  10. What a charming swap set! The needle book is just right, and that adorable pinnie is breathtakingly sweet! Well done...I think we WILL have to do another needle book swap someday! I hope you'll join again!

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  11. I love all the cute little trims you have used to finish this off so nicely.

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  12. I love this it is awesome! Cutest on the planet!

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  13. The granny square is a great block and your orange fabrics are terrific!

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  14. This looks cute! I love the idea of making this match pin cushion and needle book :)

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  15. Such a cute project. Love the orange (my favorite color) and the little spool is just darling! I have no doubt that Terry loved it.

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  16. so special! Love the orange too!
    Leeanna at not afraid of color lapaylor.blogspot.com

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  17. Waw! Fantastic, I love it
    Ciao
    Norma

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  18. What a fun project! You were the most viewed link this week at the Do Tell Tuesday party. Congrats!

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