Just wanted to show you the gift I made for my Dear Friend JoAnn, it was given to her at Karen's party as I had drawn her name for the gift exchange! I decided to stitch the Pineberry Lane, Prim Sisters Club pattern on 30ct linen over 1 thread, sprayed it down with walnut crystals, found some awesome primitive fabric (did I mention Jo Ann loves primitives?) framed the piece out in the fabric, and designed this needle book for her! It is 5"x 5".
Inside I used another primitive fabric to make the pocket to hold her scissors, threads, etc. Made it a bit bigger for all the things we like to carry with us. Added a bit of black vintage rayon seam binding to close it up. On top of the other side is a pin cushion made with wool and stuffed with strips of warm and natural. The needle page is made of hand dyed wool, attached with dyed vegetable ivory buttons, and some feather stitching, for a whimsical "Jack". Then, I had some vintage black velvet and made a small 3" strawberry with a wool top and a seam binding bow, stuffed with crushed walnut shells. The very first strawberry I have ever made! (I need one of those myself!)
I found this oval box at TJ Maxx that can be used for storage or display, it looked vintage, with birds on it, and the cool crown was found at "One Vintage Lane" in Hartville, OH. while shopping with my friend Maureen. We got one for our self and one to give away!!
Decided not to wrap it, and just used some blush colored wide ribbon to top it off and weave it through the crown to hold it down. There was lots of talk about the crowned gift, as no one knew who was going to get it.
JoAnn and I have been friends for 20 years and this gift was made with much love, designed especially for her. All hand sewn by me. I enjoyed making the needle book, it made me smile, and it was so much fun watching her open it~~~~ xoxoxox
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