Thursday, June 25, 2009

Pink Artists Raffle Donation

First of all, let me offer my apologies for not getting back to you sooner. Not only did I not do any handwork over the weekend, I had a few bad days in other ways. Hopefully that's over with now and I'll have a nice long streak of good days.

So let me show you what I made for the Pink Artists raffle:

It's a needlebook. That pink behind the face and crown isn't quite true in this picture (wonder how that happened?) but the colors in the next photo are reasonably accurate. The picture above is of the front, the one below is the back. Can you tell how much fun I had embellishing this?

The pages are wool felt, and the inside of both the front and back covers are pockets where you can stash extra thread or a pair of folding scissors or whatever you may need in a stitching emergency. With a bit of finnagling even a credit card will fit in the pockets! (The pink is an upper flap and the black print is the pocket part.)

Here's an inside shot of the first one I made, that I use myself. I don't use those folding scissors much anymore since I'm home nearly all the time now, but back in the day I used to carry this with me to work so I could sit and stitch during the slow moments.

I've always like the Slip-N-Snip folding scissors. They're stouter and sharper than the cheaper versions.

Last year the Pink Artists raised over $3,000 for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. This will be my small contribution to the effort to meet or exceed that amount this year. As soon as I know the details of how you can enter to win this needlebook or any of the other handmade art that is coming in I'll be sure to let you know!


  1. I didn't hear about the pink artists before, I'll be sure to look that up! Nothing handier than a needlebook. Used to call them etui.

  2. I can tell you "went to town" on this one! It's very cute! And a handy thing to have too.
    Glad to hear you're feeling better - I hope you get lots of sewing done!

  3. wow! this is one fabulous needle book. I would love to know what to do to "win" it. I think it is so much fun...what a terrific job you did. very inspiring...I do not embellish yet..but I am finding it more and more delightful to see.


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