May 14, 2014

CLOSED... The Need A Little Needle Book Swap! ---CLOSED

Sometimes we all need a little encouragment
to try something new...
or we need a little break from everyday stress...
or we just need a little bit of beauty in our day.

That's why I'm putting together the 
"Need A Little Needle Book Swap".


1. Join the swap by May 31, 2014.  
Entries are now CLOSED. Thank you, all!
All you need to do is send an email to me at
with your mailing address.

 {You can comment on this post, too, but please also email me.}

2.  Let me know if you could do an international swap,
or if you prefer to stay within your own country.
You can also let me know if you have any preferences of colors
or styles you would like to receive from your partner.

3. I will assign you a partner. My target date is June 7, 2014.
You will receive an email from me, near that date.

4. It's up to you, whether you would like to keep your identity
from your partner, or would like to contact her to get to know her tastes.
Either way is fun!

5. Create a needle book for your partner and mail it out
by June 30, 2014.

6.  Feel free to include any extras your partner might enjoy...
sweets, sewing notions, fabric scraps or another handmade item.

7.  Have some fun posting pictures on your blog or on Flickr.
You can give sneak peeks or just go ahead and show it all.
It's fun to get inspiration from others.

8. Reach out to me, via email, if you have any issues.
Things happen...and sometimes we need a little support
or just can't meet the target date.
I can contact your partner to let them know to be patient...
something good is about to happen.

9. If you need to bow out gracefully, that's okay, too.
No stress permitted in this swap!

10. Above all, encourage one another.
Make new friends with your fellow swappers,
visit their blogs, comment on their photos, and enjoy the group.

So, now...we need a little information...
just what are we swapping???

A needle book is basically just 
a pretty little sewing booklet 
with pages of fabric or felt,
for keeping pins and needles safe and handy.

For my model,
I used the fabulous, free tutorial found

You can find many other awesome designs
and tutorials out there for needle books,
so you are not limited to this particular style.

{But isn't it just so cute?!?!?!?!}

and you'll see a few more ideas.

Sewing-Time Needle Book from
Here's another style I love...

Tutorial by Stitch Craft Create
I need a little more space...this post is long enough!
I'll be back soon to share more details
about this little needle book,
along with an exciting little surprise!

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  1. Sew cute! Yes, I'd love to participate.

  2. This sounds like so much fun :) I have never swapped before, is that okay? I'd love to participate :) Cindy

  3. Looking forward to this...and I will email you. Thanks for posting the idea photos.

  4. Your needlebook is just adorable!! I love this item for a swap!! It is great way to use our special scraps!

  5. Amy, Just e-mailed you, count me in. Love to do swaps. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  6. What a lovely idea!! I love your needlebook, 'tis very sweet. Yes indeedy, count me in!!

  7. I would love to join in but don't have a blog & I'm in Australia. Is that ok.

  8. OH YES! I can finally be in on a swap and these are SO CUTE! Beautiful work as always Amy! Yea for Amy!!, Cat

  9. Count me in! I can't miss out on this. :) Thanks so much for hosting another great swap!

  10. What beauties! Of course I'm joining!

  11. All of the needle books are so darling! Looking forward to making one!

  12. Oh Yes, Amy, as I said before, count me in! the needle books are so cute.....

  13. You'll be getting an email from me !!! I'm in !!!

  14. I'm going to join, I will send you an e-mail tonight after the kids go to bed, it sounds so fun and I love the inspirational photos.

  15. Hello Amy
    I'm IN!!!!! will send email now

  16. Just totally adorable and so glad I haven't missed this swap! I love needlebooks!
    I love anything and everything!


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