I've been wanting to make a needle roll, but i can just not decide which one to go with! Then i saw a little needle roll type thing on etsy... and made my own. It's definitely different, and i whipped it up pretty quickly, so it doesn't exactly look professional... but i definitely wasn't going for professional. I love things that look homemade.
Anyway, my uncle gave me a ton of buttons for Christmas (from his stash to mine), and i love having a piece of him in this--he and my aunt are the ones who taught me to sew as a kid.
The elastic that hooks around the button is a hair tie. I have a big thing of Goody hair ties (rainbow of colors) from a couple years ago... before i chopped all my hair off. But it works perfectly.
That big, old explanation for this:
Oh, and i hadn't trimmed the threads before posting it to my tumblr. I was too excited about it.