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12 June 2012

Give and make



Not so very long ago, I had the great pleasure to take part in a very fun little swap.  It came about after I was contacted by the lovely Himiko.

I've been following Himiko's blog for ages now, if you haven't come across it yet, you should go check it out, its full of all her lovely and inspiring creations:

Source: Himiko's blog, packed with fabulous makes.

After enjoying putting a box of goodies together to send across the waves.  I waited in excited anticipation for my own mystery package to arrive.  Ooh, it looked so pretty when it did arrive too.



After cooing over the outside for a bit, I carefully opened it up and ooh-ed and aah-ed plenty more over the contents.  Look at the pretties...



Gorgeous, right?  Oh, my mind was racing and thinking of projects for those bits and pieces straight away.  That wasn't all though, oh no.  Amazing lady that she is, Himiko also sent me this.

I've been coveting this book for some time now and it was very exciting to now have my little mitts on it's very pages.  It took a nice long time to browse through that with a cup of tea for company I can tell you.  So, Himiko, I hope I did you proud with my goodies, because I'm oh, so very, very happy with mine.

Well, after I'd checked through the book half a dozen times, thinking of all the things I could make, my mind turned back to those teeny tiny hexagons.  Did you see them in the photo up there?  They are so diddy and wee.



Look at those puppies!  They still make me squeak a little now.

I just couldn't resist sewing those up straight away because I had the perfect idea of how to use them.

When I made my Mummy Love Needle Book for Mother's Day, I knew that I would be doing it again before too long.  Not only was it great fun to make, it looked so cute I knew I had to have one too.  What better way to use those pretty, teeny hexagons?



Isn't it just the cutest thing? 

All credit must go to the oh so clever and amazing Amy of Nana Company.  These little notebooks are made following her needlebook tutorial.  If you've read this blog for longer than five minutes, you'll probably know what a big fan of hers I am.

So thank you to Himiko and thank you to Amy.  Without you two, I wouldn't ever have made this very adorable little needlebook to treasure.





S x







30 comments:

  1. I just love this little needle case. It's so cute and adorable and looks simple to make too.

    Thank you for sharing this

    Ruby x

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  2. Ooh what wonderful goodies! And such a sweet needle case too!
    Victoria xx

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  3. Such a lovely needlecase (from such a lovely pattern!). Can't wait to see what you do with all the other lovely goodies! x

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  4. What lovely goodies - even the envelope is pretty. I love the needle book too. Lily. xxx

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  5. It's lovely! Far too pretty to be in a needlwork box. I hope you have it out on show. Or at least where you can look at it whenever you like!
    I wish I could sew!
    xx

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  6. Oh my! What a great package!! I just love little hexagons and you made the prettiest little book out of them. :)

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  7. Now that really is adorable! What a fabulous swop :D

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  8. Oops, hit publish too soon. Was going to say neat sewing :D

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  9. That is so pretty! I love the little fabric hexagon with the clown, so cute.

    Himiko is such a sweet lady, she sent me some mending wool some time ago, just because she read on my blog i was buying some to mend my socks. how sweet is that? :) She makes really pretty things as well.. I love her work!

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  10. Totally adorable it's just up my street! Love it xx

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  11. It's wonderful Sandra, I'm loving hexagons right now too. Linked to your buzzing bee cushion in my latest post....it's amazing too.
    Jacquie x

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  12. Ooh I have a photo of the Nana Company tutorial and always promised myself I'd make one some day...absolutely must do it now! And the hexagons are just the icing on the cake, beautiful. I must quickly go and check out her blog - thanks for the tip!

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  13. Your posts are always so beautiful Sandra. I always want to start making something whenever I visit your blog :) Absolutely gorgeous, love those little puppies too! x

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  14. Adorable Sandra....really love it! You should sell the things you make!
    Carole x

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  15. What a sweet post dear Sandra! Your swap goodies are so pretty and sweet! I love how she decorated the package too! I have that book and enjoy it as well. I know you will make something beautiful from it. The needle case you made is adorable!!! You did a beautiful job sweetie! You always do! Thank you for your lovely comment! Love, Paula xo

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  16. What sweet goodies! Love your adorable needle book. The Embroidery Companion is a great book. I bought it last month, and love it. Enjoy, and happy sewing! xo Heather

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  17. What a lovely package to receive in the mail! That needle book is the cutest thing ever! I want one :)I also love your heart pins. I've been looking everywhere for them but haven't had any luck.

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  18. You did get some wonderful items and put them to good use! Love the tiny hexagons. I have made Amy's needle book too, but I want to make this one now:)

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  19. So sweet, i love that needlecase & I totally agree nanacompany is such a wonderful blog, but then so is yours
    Karen x

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  20. Cute, cute, cute... everything from the package to the hexagons to the finished needlecase are all too cute!

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  21. Oooh my word, Sandra, it's beautiful! I've got that book so I'm off to have a perusal. xxx

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  22. Such a pretty little book! That will be a cherished keepsake for many years.
    Blessings,
    Kate

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  23. Gorgeous!
    Alison
    x
    p.s. I have passed a bloggy award to you today at my place:)

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  24. Lovely needle book!!! and of course: great presents! :-) Yes, I know Amy´s and Himiko´s blogs... especially Amy´s hexagon goods are wonderful :-) Jolana

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  25. Lovely goodies and I love the needle book you have made, just gorgeous! Wendy x

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  26. c'est superbe ! Si doux....de la poésie ! j'adore!!!!

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  27. Don't you just love sweet little packages like that!

    Thanks for introducing Himiko, just popped over to her blog and it's so sweet, another great blog to follow!

    Have a lovely week
    Fleur xx

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  28. What a lovely package to receive! Even though I'm not a sewer, my fingers would itch too when getting that in the mail!

    Love the little booklet you made. You could sell this in a jiffy!!

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  29. I love your needle book. I must make one for myself.

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  30. What a beautiful little needlecase and lovely gifts from your friend.

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