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Friday, June 15 2012



I have a love of the Victorian era and long ago most of my crafting was in that style. The steam punk trend which melds the style of the era both in the sentimental and mechanical is fascinating. This needle book I have designed is based on the popular vintage of a small book used to hold needles.

In the beginning needles were very scarce, in fact even well off households had only one which was cared for, kept sharp and rust free using a pin cushion filled with emery dust. Poorer households often shared a needle between several families.

Using Sizzix dies, wool felt from National Nonwovens which is ideal for holding needles and keeping them sharp plus the inspiration of a pin fabric I had in my stash my little book now graces my antique sewing basket.

Posted by: Debra Quartermain AT 07:28 am   |  Permalink   |  3 Comments  |  Email
Posted by Michelle on 06/15/2012 - 09:49 AM
That's interesting. Gives the phrase "pin money" a new meaning. Way cool!
Posted by Debra Quartermain on 06/15/2012 - 09:58 AM
Thank you Michelle! Yes that is interesting, have to look up that phrase now!
Posted by Dawnll on 08/31/2012 - 12:55 PM
This is beautiful, love the layers...seen your project at Lisa's and wanted to pop in and visit

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Debra Quartermain Design

 Magical Mimi to Grandlittles, I love to create, decorate & celebrate. Sharing  joy and inspiration from our 200 year old home, Quartermain House B&B on the east coast of Canada.

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