Beads and sequins :
I often respond to them like a magpie would.
I've done my share of jewelry making
so there still is a stash of that.
That came in handy for this week's
Stitch Club workshop of Kate Tume :
A fun workshop for me (magpie)
I decided to use some fun fabric that was in my stash
for quite some time :
the flower fairies by Cecily Mary Barker,
that would be a good starting point.
So I chose one to which I had some matching sequins.
I basted down the fabric around the fairy first
and started with matching cream sequins.
Then I decided it would make a lovely front
for a needle book.
Now I hope to really put my needles there
because I always loose my needles !
I lay them down somewhere,
or leave them in some WIP.
I mostly work with several needles with different threads,
so I often loose more than one !
The front side of the book is finished (10 x 10cm)
For the pages inside I felted some neat squares in the right size (!)
and in colours that went with the colours of the cover.
I also had some fabric for the back cover and the inside
plus, for another page, some sweet fabric that I backed with some
commercial felt, attached with buttonhole stitch
with my variegated silk thread.
Then I assembled the backing fabric and the pages
(in the way Jude Kingshott did)
And on to the next project !