I’ve finished my ‘Craft Book Month’ project for the Craft Buds link up!

I chose my book a couple weeks back… Aneela Hoey’s new book LITTLE STITCHES from Stash Books!   Here is my ‘Cover Photo’! lol

Aneela’s book has over 100 embroidery designs… I decided to embroider this sweet sewing machine.  I just knew I’d be able to make something out of it for my sewing studio!

I decided to embellish just a bit and added the red thread to the machine and a small pincushion for a little extra color.  I was happy with that and thought it was just what it needed :o)  NOW…  I had to decide what to make with it!   So many ways I could use it!   I decided to stay true to the book and make this FUN Needle Case!

I followed the instructions for the needle case that are included in the book, and chose to make the inside of my case quilted with simple blocks…  just ’cause I like happy colors!  I will admit that I did take a quick peek at my local quilt shop for Aneela’s fabric, I thought that would just be the PERFECT touch for my Craft Book project but they didn’t have it in stock (disappointing!)…  so I went with some bright Kona Solids and I’m in love with how cute it is :o)  Don’t you agree?

Here is a close up – my needles have never been so HAPPY!

Thanks for checking out my project! 

Thanks to Craft Buds for such a fun month… lot’s of interesting interviews and a link up to boot!  Click here to link back to the Craft Buds…

Craft Book Month at Craft Buds


Thanks also to Little Stitches…  a great little book by Aneela Hoey and Stash Books.   You can expect to find everything you need to complete any of the designs included in the book!  It offers…

100 + designs with ready to use iron on transfers, 12 projects to make with your completed design, embroidery basics and aprox 11 different stitch tutorials with special techniques and how to transfer and care for your embroidery projects

Click on this link to order a copy from Stash Books…




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4 Comments on “Craft Buds / Craft Book Month”

  1. Rebecca, this is so sweet! Do you love this book? I’m looking forward to seeing it! Thanks for linking up to Craft Book Month, and your needle book is so cute!