Cookie Needle Book

Inspired by a notions swap, I baked up a cute little chocolate chip cookie needle book!  You could easily change the pattern to suit whatever flavor cookies you like:  chocolate sandwich cookies, sugar cookies, etc.

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Supplies:
Worsted Weight Yarn, Small amounts of Tan and Brown
3.5 / E crochet hook
Felt
Glue
Sewing machine or hand sewing supplies

Pattern note:  2scinc means do 2 sc in the same stitch to increase by 1

Cookies (make 2):
Working in a spiral without joining, starting with tan:
Magic Loop
6 sc in loop (6 sc)
2scinc around (12 sc)
[sc, 2scinc] repeat around (18 sc)
[sc, sc, 2scinc] repeat around (24 sc)
[sc, sc, sc, 2scinc] repeat around (30 sc)
[sc, sc, sc, sc, 2scinc] repeat around (36 sc)
Finish Off.  Sew in ends.
Embroider chocolate chips using brown yarn.

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Filling:
Using template, cut two pieces of felt.
Hand or machine sew two felts together along the center line.
Glue or sew outside felt pages to wrong side of cookie pieces.

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Voila!  Now you have a cookie needle book!

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August 10, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , . Crochet Pattern, Sewing. 4 comments.

Tea, Earl Grey, Hot!

I’ve been running amok the last few months and have totally neglected my blog!  The good news is I’m bursting with loads of new crafty projects to share!

Uncertainly, I have entered the dark realm from whence I may never return, by which I mean sewing.  My yarn stash could already warrant its own zip code, so fabric is a very dangerous line to cross.  My Grandmother Mary tried unsuccessfully to teach me sewing as a child.  My dad encouraged me with the gift of a vintage sewing machine.  Still, the skill never truly stuck.  I can’t even sew a straight line.  But I have resolved to learn this year!

I needed a simple project to get me started and I found a wonderful tea wallet tutorial on Christy’s Creations blog.  It is certainly a beginner-proofed project and the instructions were so easy to follow!  Three fat quarters will make six of these pretty pocket-sized gifts.  Plus, they don’t just have to be for tea.  They also hold business cards, credit cards and even mini Moleskine notebooks.  Check out the lovely results:

teawallet

Any suggestions for other beginner sewing projects?  Perhaps pillow cases?

July 25, 2013. Sewing. 2 comments.