Good morning everyone! Look what we went to bed to last evening. I went outside to make my pincushion photos before it got dark and I was able to capture this beautiful sunset before I came back inside the house!
I love making fun pincushions. I decided to make a "homey and warm" design using the brushed homespuns that I bought at the Fat Quarter Shop
. I love buying my fabrics from them... top notch company all the way around!
I found my pattern in the little book that I showed on a previous post
... 100 Pretty Little Projects. This book is crammed full of fun things to make!
Here is my pincushion.
I did the embroidery of the heart and the house with Anchor pearl cotton thread that you can find at my online shop
. I love this thread for embroidery and for blanket stitch! If you have not tried it, you should.. it is a bargain of a deal at 90 yards of thread for only 1.75!
I stuffed the pincushion with crushed walnut shells that I purchased at Pet Depot. I went in and asked for them and the manager had no idea what I was talking about. I told him that quilters stuffed their pincushions with them. He looked at me and said that they definitely did not sell quilting things there. I walked off and went in search of my prize and waa-laa... found them!... I took the bag to the counter and called him over. I showed him my find and then proceeded to tell him that next time a quilter walked through his doors, that he would know what they were searching for. He said it was a first for him. We both had a good laugh. :)
Here are a couple of pincushions that have been gifted to me by friends... The first one my friend Omma made.. She hosted a pincushion swap and this is one that I received back in my box. I love it and have used it in my quilting studio for the past 5 years!
My friend Marie made Mr. Owl for me. She is always making special things for her friends. I think she has made over a dozen of these to date. He keeps me company by my sewing machine. he can hold a lot of pins!
The last pincushion I want to show is one that I made for my friend Nicki. We had a blog with 12 friends and we made something for each other once a month. The month that I had Nicki's name, our theme was Victorian Pincushions. I think he is very victorianish, don't you. :)
I hope you have enjoyed my little pincushion post. :)