Saturday, February 14, 2009

Lovebug Needlebook and Heart Bead Scissor Fob

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 . . .

3. And then I found an adorable chart of a ladybug .

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!


  1. OK! THAT is absolutely ADORABLE!! Way to be creative girl!!! Congrats on a beauitful finish! I love every little bit of it:)

  2. That is just too cute. In fact, I think this is the cutest little thing I have ever seen. I love the pattern!

  3. Soooo cute!!! Love how you put everything together!!!!

  4. Another amazing finish, Candace! I don't know how you do it, but there seems to be no limit to your creativity! Way too cute!
    Sharon M

  5. Wonderful creations...I'm sure this gift will be treasured forever!

  6. That is SO cute! You are very creative indeed.

    And welcome to the wonderful world of blogging - your pictures are so pretty... Mine always turn yellow from the light... no sunshine here for a few days now...

    Pirjo from Finland

  7. Candace thanks for the inspiration on this, I have already posted a picture of this design on my blog but I have not made it into anything yet because I could not decide what to do, thanks to you I know now!

  8. That is so fabulous. What great ideas and execution!

  9. That's wonderful! I love the way you've made it all come together. It's not just a young girl that would love that sort of thing - thanks for the ideas and well done!

  10. Very cute and creative! Great finds!

  11. Wow, you do fantastic work! Someone is going to be so thrilled with your gift!