Three of these ATCs will go to Marci's swap. I apologize that the photo is not better. These are prettier IRL. I had to take the photo in bright light to get the silver embossing to show up and it made the wood pieces appear shinier than they are. Ok enough excuses. I love the way the stamped and embossed sewing images turned out. Even my husband thinks they are cool. I got the little wooden spools at hobby lobby some time ago and was just waiting for the right project to use them. I used only one long piece of linen thread for each. One end I attached to the base of the spool, then sewed through the eyelet and buttons, and then left it through the eye of the needle that I used to sew.