I'm working on a mystery needle case (that isn't really that much of a mystery - I recognized all the clues). It's with the Stitchmap group.
The front and back are embellished fabric - whatever you want to use. I picked this piece of dyed Aida cloth. It was from a dyeing class years ago (the dye job wasn't to even). I think it was an onion dye. I cross-stitched the applique style flower on it years ago.
For embellishments I attached shell beads with seed beads.
For the back, I found some white cloth dyed during the same class.
This fabric was tie-dyed. I added some old white rayon rick-rack and seed beads. I wanted some embroidery so I borrowed a flower from a vintage doily.
It was quick and easy and worked well with the other colors.
I wanted to be done by now but I'm falling behind on the assembly part. So, more on that later.