I was browsing round Dotty and Millie's enporium when I come across these beautifully packaged sewing needles they're H Millward & Sons "3 egg eyed sharps", not too sure what that meens but they're in lovely condition and I decided to make a sewing book from some pretty satin edged blanket that my lovely friend Mandy over at Daisy Moon gave me to store them in.
I edged the blanket with some pretty contrasting fabric and then cut out a flower motif and stitched it on the front and added an old shirt button, I used a little bit of my initialled tape and stitched 3 lovely conker brown buttons down the front and stitched "sewing" on it.
The needles were the starting point to go inside along with some hand stitched "dandelion" buttons and cards with hooks and eyes and poppers on them, also a transfer pattern of flowers and a couple of cards of cottons, when I'd had a faff about with them and I was happy I stitched them all down. I love making these books where you don't know what's inside until you open it up and you could find anything in there!!
I'm going to a Vintage fair in March so hopefully I'll be able to find lots more sewing things from days long gone.....
I love the old initialled tape and I don't know why anyone would want to part with it, still we don't all like the same things do we?
News on the diet front:
I'm managing to stick to it but then I stick to it every day until after tea then I'm like a little mouse that "nibbles" lol,
PS There's still time to join in the Lavender giveaway in the last post. x