06 March 2017

Craftastic Weekend: Tea Box Bookmarks & Needle Minders

I spent the entire weekend crafting as a reward to myself for having completed a huge purge of my sewing room, and I feel ready to tackle my next big purge project: my closet!

I made a few tea box bookmarks for Ann in Ohio, who has been so graciously sending me wonderful charts from her de-stashing. She sent some tea boxes, and I converted them to bookmarks for her.

I also made The World's Most Adorable Needle Minders from The World's Most Adorable Buttons, which are available here. 

Look at the adorableness! Look at it! The little dresses and overalls! *sigh* I ran out of magnets so I couldn't make minders out of the bunny and the mouse, but I wanted to show the whole set. I can't handle the cuteness. Just can't.

So, my Craftastic Weekend was a success. I finished some projects that have been on my to-do list for a while, and all that playing rejuvenated me and now I'm ready to get back to work. I do have one more creative project in the works, but it's going to take a few days. Maybe I'll tackle that one next weekend.

If it's been a while since you've glued your fingers together, it might be time for your own Craftastic Weekend!


  1. Absolutely the cutest needle minders ever! Well done on your successful weekend.

  2. Cute, cute, cute! Love the needle minders and thank you for sharing the link! The bookmarks for Ann turned out great. Happy to hear you rewarded yourself for finishing the purge of your sewing room.

  3. I just got caught up on your fun crafting weekend. I am so envious. My crafts room is a mess. It has become a catch-all room (mostly for books) while I wait for my husband to finish our library. Once the library is finished, then I can get all the books out of the house and THEN I can purge and clean my crafts room and reclaim it again. And I will be running out into the street to celebrate, because by the time it is all finally finished, it will also be warm outside. Anyway, I loved reading about all your wonderful creative meanderings, thank you!

  4. You created really pretty bookmarks for your friend. And those needle minders are indeed adorable. I love them. I know alot of people who will be getting a needle minder this year. If I was to use a wooden spool button and then wrap it with thread and glue a magnet on the back will the needle still stick to the thread. Thanks. RJ

    1. I'm not sure exactly what type of button you're using, but if it's thick it would depend on how strong the magnet is. Rare earth magnets are very strong, but I've never tried to use them on anything very thick. You'll have to experiment and let me know! :O)

  5. The button itself is not thick and it is made of wood. I was just wondering if I wrapped it with thread if the thread would stop the magnet from working. But I'll try it out and let you know. Thanks Honeybee. rJ