Easter Saturday and more needle books!

4 April, 2015 ·

What can I say, I am suddenly obsessed with needle books! Here are three I made as little Easter gifts for friends I met up with today for a beautiful morning tea. I tried painting their portraits on each one. Where I live, Easter happens just as autumn is coming alive, so I added autumn leaves and lots of autumn colours  too.

suzana needle case

lucy needle case

lois needle case

Here are a couple of details…

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Here are the ‘pages’ inside with some pins…

needle book inside

Here they are all wrapped up with paper autumn leaves and chocolate Easter carrots (because it cracks me up that there even is such a thing)…

easter carrots

And here are my beautiful friends!

easter saturday

Wishing you a happy and peaceful Easter, autumn, or anything else you might celebrate at this time of year xx


  1. Jewels Dear Anna, thank you for sharing these are absolutely treasures, the detail of flowers & special touches of beading, plus the artwork of the portraits...your creativity is so inspiring in so many ways :) x
    April 4, 2015 at 5:09 pm · Reply
  2. anna Thank you so much Jewels!! xx
    April 4, 2015 at 5:12 pm ·
  3. Sonya So amazingly talented! Happy Easter x
    April 4, 2015 at 7:12 pm ·
  4. anna Thanks Sonya! Happy Easter to you too :) xx
    April 4, 2015 at 9:15 pm ·
  5. Julie Just gorgeous. Your needlebooks, including the last ones you shared, are works of art, Anna!
    April 8, 2015 at 9:07 pm · Reply
  6. Sharon They are all sew lovely! :-D
    April 11, 2015 at 1:27 pm · Reply
  7. Sharon ps. It is pretty cracking! :-D
    April 11, 2015 at 1:28 pm · Reply
  8. Jo Oh Anna! You kill me. I am utterly blown away by your needle books.
    April 13, 2015 at 8:45 am ·
  9. Trini Oh, Anna!! They are so so lovely!!! :-) You are so so clever and creative! :-)
    May 12, 2015 at 4:49 pm · Reply
  10. Joy Candrian Your needle books are works of art...I'm in love with them!
    May 16, 2015 at 1:24 am · Reply
  11. anna Thank you Joy! They are so much fun to do :).
    June 11, 2015 at 2:02 pm ·
  12. anna Thank you Trini for such kind and encouraging words :). Much appreciated x
    June 11, 2015 at 2:05 pm ·