16 May 2016

Le Challenge Blossom

It's been 2 months since I have posted anything on my blog, so sorry blog :)
I have been crafting, mostly swap items.
And it just so happens that as I was making my latest swap extra, I realized that this month's Le Challenge fit right in with what I was making.
BLOSSOM

I love making small needlebooks as swap extras, they are quick to put together and you can never have to many of them (or at least I can't, I have 4 just right here next to me as I type this)

Plus you can fill it up with a few little extras and this time my partner said she wanted some sewing extras, so I'm going to include some needles, pins, a needleminder and threads made here in Greece.

My other favorite thing to make for swaps is needleminders that match the fabric I used for the swap item, since I always try to use a person's favorite colors or designers, plus again you can never have too many needleminders, hehehe!

The front was inspired by the book "Alison Glass Applique" and yes this is all Alison Glass fabric and also some of the wool I purchased from Alison Glass, Weeks Dye Works Wool and matching thread.  Tracing the white lines of the moth with embroidery thread is an idea that I have wanted to play with since seeing some examples on IG (my favorite place to find inspiration and where you can find me easier as @mara.creates).

Linking to Le Challenge - Blossom

6 comments:

Lisa Marie said...

Just lovely! I'm impressed by all the detail on such tiny things.

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

Oh I love the inside of this Mara . A real surprise when you open it

Jenny - the lilac cat said...

Very pretty but I'm not entirely sure I know what a needle minder is. Is that the covered button.

Made by Mrs Jones x said...

I really like how you have problems cited out the detail,of the moth.

Lara B. said...

Such a very sweet thing to do for swaps Mara! I love all your little added touches!

Alycia said...

It is very cute - and useful!! Your colors are pretty!