Sunday, May 04, 2008

More Stitching and Fabric Dyeing

I finished up the stitching part of my "Wool Needlebook and Scissor Fob." I'm waiting to get some fabric before I do the finishing part. This will be my first needlebook. Wish me luck!


I have also been working on Sweet Treats. I am almost caught up. I just have to stitch the white dots in a couple blocks.


I used WDW Bright Leaf instead of Peanut Brittle, which I thought was too light. I also used the purple for the word "Tart" instead of the blue. I thought it showed up better.

I have also been doing some more fabric dyeing. I had dh pick me up a few boxes of Rit Dye powder and I dyed some scraps I had lying around.



It's amazing all the different combinations that can be done. I did all of these in the sink with hot water. I love the lightest pink. I think it turned out really pretty. :) Well, that's all for now! Write later!


  1. Nicole,
    I am going to have to try this. The pinks are beautiful. I am a pink girl :)
    Great stitching also

  2. The fabrics are beautiful and your projects are perfection as always :)

  3. Good luck on you first needlebook, I have yet to stitch one or a fob for that matter! :)

  4. Your dyed fabrics are lovely. Like Natasha said, I am definitely going to have to try this, too.

  5. I am sure that with your skill and talent that your needlebook will turn out wonderfully. Sweet Treats is looking wonderful and I love the fabric dyeing that you have done.

  6. Your fabrics are so gorgeous! I'm gonna have to jump on the bandwagon and try it too!

    Love your needlebook and fob~I'm sure your finishing will be lovely. And sweet treats is looking delightful!

  7. Your Sweet Treats is looking yummy, fabric dying has turned out terrific, and I'm sure you'll do a wonderful job with your needlebook. Thanks for all the pics, you've certainly been very busy!

  8. I love the pinks, too! They are beautiful!

    You'll do great with the needlebook!

  9. Both pieces are lovely, great progress.

    The dyeing looks great.

  10. Wow, those fabrics turned out beautifully Nicole.

    Sweet Treats is looking fantastic and I love the needlebook and fob:)Can't wait to see them made up.

  11. Your stitching looks lovely, happy stitching :) I just love your fabrics, very pretty shades!

  12. Oh, lovely stitching! And your fabric dying trials are really great - love that pink/yellow one!

  13. Beautiful stitching. I'm really liking Sweet Treats.

    The fabric dying turned out awesome. Love the varying shades of pink. Great job.

  14. Nicole,

    How full did you fill the sink? I am going to try green tonight or tomorrow and was wondering how much water to use.

  15. I'm loving the fabric colors you are coming up with!

    Can't wait to see your first needlebook :)

  16. Your wool needlebook is going to be beautiful! Love it so far! What fun you must be having with dyeing your own fabric, great colors!