This is what happens when I find myself in a craft store – alone – with money in my pocket, no where else I have to be, and lots of time to browse. Fibers and threads, beads and gems, glitz and glitter lure me closer, closer, closer . . .
1. Heart-shaped bead. It called my name. I’m weak. I am. I admit it. When I saw this heart bead my mind raced with all kinds of things to make. And then . . .
2. And then I saw this little mirrored heart. Can you believe it? Yes, that really is a little mirror in a heart-shaped iron-on appliqué. I had no idea what I was going to do with it but I knew I just had to have it. And then . . .
Put them all together and this is what happened . . .
A Lovebug Needlebook and Scissor Fob for a young girl’s first sewing basket
Chart is Lovebug by Erynne Designs available here.
18 ct white Aida, pink flannel needle pages, DMC cotton floss, assorted beads
The heart appliqué went on the back. Just right for a little girl to watch her reflection as she makes faces into it.
The heart bead and a little ‘love’ charm make up the scissor fob.
To the top of the needlebook, I added this little doodad (sorry, I don’t know what it’s called but it’s part of a necklace closure). I thought it would be a clever parking place for the scissor fob when not in use, plus, it creates lots of dangle for a little girl to love.
Love and friendship to all!