Hello, hello! Anna Wight here with a bit of Sizzix Inspiration for you! Today I’m sharing a wool felt needle book I made using the Stephanie Ackerman Flower #4 Bigz die, and the Notepad Cover Bigz L die by Brenda Walton.
A great thing about the Notepad Cover die I discovered is when you die cut the cover from felt, the score lines that are created are merely suggested fold spots. The felt actually very nicely and easily allows you to ignore those suggested fold locations, and you can place the fold any place you'd like! Folding the cover in half (rather than on the suggested fold lines) creates a perfectly sized needle book. Yay! And after making my Pumpkin Needle Book, I was kind of itchin' to make another one.
To embellish the cover of my needle book I used Flower #4 to die cut a slightly lighter colored felt, along with a couple of pretty yellow circles. Bigz dies are easy to cut. Just sandwich your material and die between a pair of Standard Cutting Pads.
Inside I added some 3" square pieces of felt for the pages of my needle book. Just a few quick stitches hold the pages in place.
I even dressed up the back of the needle book a bit by adding leaves I die cut from green felt using the same Flower #4 die. Love it!
I quickly stitched the flower in place using brown embroidery thread. Needle books are quick and easy, and make great little gifts. You don't need to be an expert at hand stitching, either! In fact, I think little imperfections add to the hand made charm of needle books. I hope you try making one for yourself. So fun and easy!
Thanks so much for joining me today!