Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Japanese Cherry Needle Booklet

Have I shown you the Japanese Cherry Booklet I made to organize my sewing needles?

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I love Japanese-inspired fabric prints, so vivacious in terms of colors and design elements. Little cherries add a fun detail on this small booklet; some are beaded. You can see my inspiration in the book’s photo.

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My only modification was to braid strands of embroidery floss to form the cherry stems as opposed to sewing small fabric strips as indicated in the instructions.

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The booklet pages are leaves made of sage-green wool felt.

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The project was one of many lovely ideas found in Kokoro no Te: Handmade Treasures from the Heart.

11 comments:

Jill said...

How lovely. I really like your braided stems.

That fabric is beautiful - I'd be too afraid to cut into it.

One of these days I'm going to dust off my mum's old sewing machine and give 'proper' sewing a go. What a scary thought, me being let lose with a sewing machine :0)

Lorrie said...

It's beautiful, June. I think that making useful things that give pleasure when we use them is a wonderful way to live.

Storybook Woods said...

Oh June, I love these. Really xoxoxo Clarice

Michele Bilyeu said...

Absolutely, unbelievably phenomenal!!!! Wow, love it!!!

Jessica said...

What a lovely way to use a favourite scrap of fabric - for something that you'll see every time you create something.

karen said...

What a delightful treasure you have crafted! I love your version!

kim said...

Awesome! My daughter is going to in August.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This is a beautiful way to store your needles, June. I love both the print and the design.

iSew said...

Gorgeous! I'm drooling over here.

nicolette said...

It’s absolutely adorable, June!

Oregon Family and General Practice said...

How lovely. I really like your braided stems.That fabric is beautiful - I'd be too afraid to cut into it. One of these days I'm going to dust off my mum's old sewing machine and give 'proper' sewing a go. What a scary thought, me being let lose with a sewing machine :0)