|These slippers are made for mopping.|
In my home, I'm the one who mops the floor. Sometimes I am able to talk my kids into helping out. Me hubs has mopped the floor maybe a grand total of 10 times since we moved into our home in 1998. How he does it is he steps on a wet cloth on the floor and shuffles around. So when he got really excited about the slipper-mop, I tried to talk him out of it. In my mind, I was thinking it would be me doing the foot-mopping and I was afraid of falling. But me hubs acted like it was the greatest invention on earth (no surprise) so I caved in. Guess what? He discovered the slippers are too small for him.
This week I decided to have a small fling - with needlebook. Would you believe I've never made one before?
This box which used to contain mooncakes is where I store all my handsewing needles.
I have every kind of handsewing needles invented. But I use embroidery, applique and quilting needles most frequently. I have used up at least 5 packs of embroidery needles.
This is my makeshift needlebook for when I want to sew when I'm out.
This is the needlebook I made. Just some simple hand embroidery on raw linen.
I used acrylic felt for the pages because they are all I have. Has anyone used wool felt? I'm thinking of buying some to try.
Then I made another needle book. This one turned out weirder than expected. It's also rather large. Doesn't the owl look spooky? In real life, I'm really scared of owls. Can't get me to go near one.
For both needlebooks, I used soft cushiony batting. So you could actually pin the needles on the lining as well.
Needlebooks are a lot of work. I could have made a few pouches in the same amount of time taken! But the whole idea is to have a fling. Tomorrow I'll go back to my bags and see if I can make something.