I signed up for the Modern Scrappy Bits Swap awhile ago and the mail out dates are coming up in September. I am ahead of the game because I go back to work on Monday and wanted to be super organized. The whole idea behind the swap is to swap one small hand made item and then at least a fat quarter's worth of scraps. I did a little Flickr stalking and happened to notice that my secret partner seems to like Mendocino. Well... who doesn't? I made a cutey patootie little needle book following this tutorial!
I have to say it was a lot of fun to make and I added some little bits to make it interesting inside too as the tutorial suggests. I was tickled to find the vintage button that I used for the closure. It was lurking in one of my button tins and when placed on the needle book, it looks as though the mermaid is holding it like a treasure. Or at least I think so!
Then I started playing with scraps and making them look pretty too! It was a lot of fun and I really hope my secret swap partner enjoys what I send her!
And this totally works as a "my precious" project! Happy dance!!!