Carre d'Abeilles by Jardin Prive a French designer, very well known in the stitching world, you can buy this chart here at her site. This was suppose to be a large pin keep, but when i saw it, i thought it would make such a lovely sewing box with accessories as i could see that the design you could do so much with it and adapt it to the box and accessories. I decided to make the front of the flap drop outwards, holding the scissors and case in place and in the back there is a pocket where you could put packets of needles and other little items that take your fancy :o) ............ I made a matching pincushion to fit inside the sewing box and i also tried to make the lid on the inside very very padded to give it that lovely old fashion look, its so padded that its very easy to keep your pins and or needles attached to it. This took me a very long time to make, about 2 months as there was an awful lot of stitching to do before i was able to put the box and accessories together. I also decided not to put beaded feet on the box as they would have interferred too mch with the stitching, so i just left it as is. This will be a gift for a very special friend for Xmas, cant say her name here as she always comes to my blog :o) and i want it to be a big surprise for her. The fabric i used was evenweave, a very light green which was given to me by a very special friend who is very ill at the moment, so prayers her way would be very much appreciated. The green buttons you see in the pictures are vintage buttons, i bought them at a car boot sale a couple of years ago from an elderly lady and said to me they use to belong to her late mother. I also attached some very thick crochet style lace to the front of the Needle Keep book. Hope you enjoy the pictures.
Luv from Olga.