Thursday, January 26, 2012

I Craft in Bulk . . .

Even though it seems like books and bookmarks are being replaced by e-readers, I felt the need to get another bookmark done for my stash.  Since I love the Lizbeth Island Breeze, I dug out one of my favorite bookmark patterns found HERE, and whipped this one up in no time.  Michelle also recently used this pattern for a great bracelet HERE.  What is it about bookmarks?  I think I love to tat them because they are a quick accomplishment!

While I was sitting in my "woman cave" sewing in the thread ends on my bookmark, I used my little needlekeeper.  I love this little thing because it's so small, and easily fits in the smallest of tatting containers.  And while I was taking photos for my last post, I realized that Island Breeze thread matched some felt I had purchased to make some more of these needlekeepers. I always seem to have to make everything in BULK.  Why?  I dunno.  I just do!  Does anyone else do that?  I think the habit lingers from my days of being a daycare provider and having craft supplies to make everything in multiples.   I won't say how many years it's been since I did that . . .

So, I quick sewed up a few needlekeepers!  And then tatted a short section of the bookmark pattern for one cover.

And then on with another heart pattern for another cover.  Ah, something I can use these little motifs on!  This is the Peacock Heart, and is done in Size 20 Lizbeth Tropical Punch.

So, I now have a little stash of needle keepers.  Ha!  I need one for every tatting bag, right? 

Either that or everyone is getting one for Christmas!


  1. I am a firm believer that one can never have too many bookmarks or needle keepers... great job!

  2. Very fun! I love the island breeze needle keeper and that heart is next on my list. Theresa likes them too!

  3. Love your needlekeepers! I tend to buy way more craft supplies than I need. Heck, I buy them when I DON'T need them!

    I love bookmarks too. I had several family members trying to talk me into an electronic book reader during the holidays and I absolutely refused. I love the feel and smell of a real book and being able to dogear the pages if I want or put a post-it to mark a special passage. I really can't read much online comfortably anyway.

  4. Sweet bookmark and motifs!!! And your little needle pouches! :)

  5. I totally understand what you mean by crfating in bulk. I do the same. Your bookmark looks really lovely.

  6. I'm using one of your bookmarks now to keep my place in a book my daughter wanted me to read (it's really good, too). I love the little needle keepers, especially with the tatting!

  7. Super idea for needle keepers! Nice tatting, too!

  8. What a wonderful way to share your tatting (if you gift them to friends) - or cheer up your tatting basket!

  9. Lovely needlekeepers, and what a lovely little presents. I love your bookmark and that colour thread is another lovely combination.

  10. Your needlekeeps are very pretty, especially with the tatting. Hmm, it looks like just a few straight lines of sewing - I might be able to handle that :-)
    The bookmark looks really good, too. I keep making them but when I read I forget to use them!

  11. Needle keepers are just great! Very clever.

    I do not sew, so I cut a two inch piece of 1/4 inch ribbon, always red, cut the ends angled with a pair of pinking shears, and fold it over double. Works!
    Fox : )


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