Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Matroiska Needle Book

Another needle book under my belt. I wanted to do the one for my mother in purples, but after I bought the black, tan, and cream fabrics at Joann's they called my name. I am quite pleased with the result. I particularly like how my nesting doll applique came out! I will be sending this to my mother soon.
The cover with the matroiska doll:
Inside cover for scissors and first page for needle threaders:
Beading and crewel needle pages:
Sharps and tapestry:
Back cover with her name and a ruler to show the actual size. They are pretty small (3X4 inches), but how can they be portable if too large, hm?


  1. Wow, I love your journals Penney, they are gorgeous, thank you for purchasing one of mine.

  2. Hi Penney, welcome to VA and the Blue Ridge; I'm your neighbor in Appalachia, southwest VA. Saw your write-up in Somerset Sew and love the needle books...useful, fun and beautiful!

  3. Ok Penney, Better late that never but I bought the Sommerset Sew book! I fell in crazy love with your needles book and have been following your instructions on putting one together! I am loving how it is coming along!! Thanks for the lesson! I am going to finish it soon and put it on my blog soon:) ~Shelley O.

  4. congratulations on your publication! i am also a sewing fanatic and your project captured my heart more than any other in the new sew Somerset! I can't wait to make one! Thanks for the inspiration! I'd love to know how to do that ribbon lacing on the spine, though. :)