I am deep in wedding mode (33 days to go, thus my neglect of the blog), but just had to stop and make this for myself last night. I am ALWAYS (and I do mean always) looking for a needle and then it hit me...duh a needle book. So I just grabbed some fabric from the scraps bin, a needle (yes I found one) and some embroidery floss.
The main floral fabric I used was a gem I bought on a trip to NY in college. I bought it at flea market on the street. I just love it--everything about it makes me smile :) I stitched a little on the fabric and enhanced the beauty, but found that it blends in so much because I picked colors that match too perfectly--oh well, I still love it. And have found that it is so much easier to track down that needle when I need it. But I will say, I think I will make another one to keep in the sewing room, then this one can travel with projects. I just might have to embroider on it using our new sewing pattern (still working on it, but it is almost ready for the printer)...then the embroidery will show up for sure!