Popping in for a quick crafting update, just lately my days have been filled with many happy hours sewing and when I discovered this tutorial over at A Beautiful Mess, I had to make one! I love the idea of all my sewing essentials hidden safely inside an old book cover so they can be easily tucked into my handbag. The original was made by the lovely Kinsey Mhire. I used an old pale blue french phrase book as my outer cover, (leaving the old maps of france as lining pages), and made the sewing pages from some vintage blanket pieces I have been keeping hold of. With some Washi tape decorated cotton holders and vintage darning threads. I added some machine embroidery stich to make a spine and then hot glue gunned the pages in after adding small scissors, needles pins and a needle threader. A really old pink safety nappy pin, (you never know what that might some in handy for?) from my own baby days, and then I added a final flourish with this super cute vintage cat iron on applique, that was hiding in my sewing box. I finally tied it all up with a bright ribbon to keep it closed. what do you think?