After the recent cookie incident I went on a sudden needle book binge. I'm not sure why because I already have a million and one projects on my plate but I just couldn't fight the urges. Besides, it feels good to be de-stashing and actually using all of the awesome stuff I have. I already had everything on hand for this project.
I whipped up these-
This will give you an idea of the sizing-
(All of the stuff fits neatly in there, I just liked all of the bright pretties sticking out!)
I used Eco-Spun felt, it's made from recycled plastic bottles. There are two pockets and two pages in each book.
I was really happy with the end result. So was Mother Earth, because of the felt. Due to the way they are constructed, with multiple layers on the cover and the felt, they have a soft, quilted feel to them.
In a moment of craft-happy induced delirium I decided to make a whole bunch more. I'm also going to blame my man for this. If it wasn't for the handy-dandy rotary cutter he got me at Christmas, I never would have had the patience to cut all of this stuff.
Want a sneak peak of the designs I'm using?
I was even brave enough to cut some vintage fabric I've been saving! I was shocked and proud of myself all at the same time. It's the lovely light green, blue and orange one with the psychedelic flower.
I spent yesterday ironing all of the cut pieces of fabric and piecing together the 29 (!!!!) other books I had cut out. I was surprised I was able to operate an iron for that long with out (seriously) burning myself. The covers are all pinned up. Now I just need to stitch in the pockets and pages. I hope to swap and gift some of them but I hope to sell most of them in my etsy.
By the way, have I mentioned that I love the blanket stitch?
Any projects you taken into the realm of over-kill lately?
Besides a ton of needle books, I'm excited to have a lot of other stuff to share with you. I've been a busy gal lately. So, see you soon! Thanks for looking.