Sunday, March 29, 2009

On Pins and Needles...

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I am without a pincushion. I know that sounds silly to all you seasoned seamstress and quilting folk, but I am in my adult life without a pincushion. I know I made several as a kiddo, and I'm pretty sure my mom had about 12, but now I don't have one. I've been keeping my straight pins in a plastic box. Well, it's time to make one! Here is a lovely FREE pattern for a square pincushion from Heather Bailey. I'm going to go make mine this evening....I even have some remnants of her fabric from the Pop Garden quilt I'm making for my mom (still waiting on that Birdseed fabric by-the-way...)


Pincushion pictured above, PiccalilliPatchwork


And while we are on the topic of cutie pincushions, there are some darling straight pins out there...Wouldn't it be fun to sit down with some polymer clay and design some of these? My friend, Jamie, is a whiz with polymer clay. She made a cake topper for my sister-in-law's wedding that was so very cute. Here are some darlings that I spotted on etsy today...




The pins above came from Piece of Peace and run about $4.50 / set of 6



Below, one of my favorite etsy shops, GigiMinor



2 comments:

Stacy said...

Thanks for the pin cushion link...it's WAY cute, I might have to make one to replace my classic tomato cushion. :)

Lynsey Grant said...

I still use my felt butterfly pincushion that I made in home ec (6th grade)!! It still works, and I love connecting with that part of my history:)