I hard-core covet everything that Kristyne at Pretty By Hand makes. But especially loved this needlebook. I love the colors, the bits of lace, the bit of ruler. This needlebook. For reals so beautiful.
The problem is I couldn’t figure out how to make one. After a total failure of trying to figure it out myself, I found this tutorial.
I did a lot of things I really don’t do. Mixed media. Handstitching. Ugh – the handstitching is so bad… but hoping that rusticity adds to it. The bit of cross-stitch is from an abandoned christmas-colored quilty stitches project. The red and green swoon block fit in with the rainbow colors. (For the record, I would choose to cross stitch a swoon block over sew one 1 million out of 1 million times.)
My needlebook is not as cute, and the colors are not as sweet. But it makes me so happy. Love rainbows. Love all the little bits and bobs. Finally a needlebook of my very own.