Tuesday, 5 July 2016

FAL Finish: Needle Book

Finish A Long 2016

Does anyone else always have to play catch up with their blogging when the end of a quarter approaches?  It can't be just me...

One of the items on my Q2 FAL list was a needle book similar to the one I made to go with my trug and which is going to be a FAL tutorial in October (yes, I'm trying to be organised!).  I made this during the two days that my kitchen was being fixed (there was an on-going problem with the doors, drawer fronts and end panels 'delaminating' so two joiners came for two days to replace them.  During that time, the whole of my kitchen (and all the replacement parts, bar appliances) was in my (small) front room and Archie and I were upstairs. I just hope I got all the photos I need for the tutorial!)

At the start of the quarter, the project looked like this:
Needle book and Lola pouch

I was going to use the orange dot for the outside, but the dots didn't run true both horizontally and vertically (and I was too tired to fix it), so I chose another orange fabric which didn't have a linear print.  I can't show you the whole of the inside, but here's a little snippet to keep you going until October:
And here's the outside:
Needle book
I didn't have a pink hair bobble, so went with blue.
I've been doing some gardening and one day I had some, erm, help:
Eddie: Archie says we get paid in biscuits?  Is that true?  I've never been paid before.
Archie: Of course it's true.  Would I pull one of your admittedly furry legs about something as important as biscuits?  Watch and learn, whippersnapper.

Thanks for popping in!!

P.S.  Don't forget that tutorial week is back for the 2016FAL, see the link up post for dates and links.


  1. Cute project that will bring me back in October for sure!

  2. I like the button closure, very neat

  3. Pretty! I used to think that needle books were for nanas until I realised I could never find a needle the right size when I wanted it. A friend made me one as a gift, beautifully decorated with embroidery, beading and charms, with a pocket at either end for my embroidery scissors and needle threader, and now I can't live without it! I'll look forward to the tutorial when it's ready.

  4. Archie and friend are gorgeous! Hope they were a good help and got some biscuits. I do enjoy sewing, but I love dogs best.

  5. I'm finally here. I want to make one of these! Thank you for participating in the FAL, on behalf of the 2016 global FAL hosts.


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