I finally made myself a needlebook.
Why do I wait so long to make things that I really want to make? I dunno.
When my dear Amy posted her needlebook tutorial a few years ago I fell head over heels in love with her design. And I'm not the only one because they popped up all over blogland, Flickr & Pinterest. I don't think there's a single Needlebook Pinterest board that does not have at least one book inspired by Amy. My favourite thing about them is the way she does the inside. Seriously cute.
In fact, it was the lovely tape measure ribbon a friend gave me (Hi Greg!) that inspired my colour choices. As you can see, that tape is pretty much the only colour because after several tries to match/coordinate it with fabric from my stash, I realized it wanted to be the star attraction of my little book. So I went with a very neutral backdrop of linen, pearl & white.
By the way, I totally cheated with the buttons. I wasn't in the mood to sew them on neatly so I simply wrapped floss thru the holes and then glued the faux-stitched buttons in place. Shhh.
So. Have you made an "Amy" needlebook yet? If not, you totally should. Perhaps this weekend?