Where does your inspiration come from?
For this project
I found my inspiration in a needlebook
that my Oma made for me
when I was a little girl.
As you can see,
it's been VERY well used :)
The entire front cover is all cross stitch.
I feel the love that went into this precious gift.
I don't think I'll ever use another one.
But it did start me thinking about
making needlebooks to cross stitch on.
I haven't seen them anywhere else,
so I got to work making a pattern.
You can unbutton the front cover
so that you can stitch your favorite design on it
and then button it back closed.
For my first one I used linen,
but I plan to make some with Aida as well.
I used wool felt for the inside
to stick your pins and needles in.
Here's my own needlebook in action.........
its a mess,
but I use it
It makes my heart happy to think about
my Oma sitting in the backyard
stitching in the sunshine
making this just for me :)
These new cross-stitchable needlebooks
will be available soon in my shop.
No two will be alike.
For me, that's the fun in creating :)
If you were to purchase a stitchable item,
would you prefer linen or aida?
What is your favorite stitch count?