First of all I want to thank the lovely people who left me such kind comments on my last post. They really did make a difference to me when I was feeling rather sad. Its only 4 days but the house is feeling so empty I'm already browsing local animal rescue websites and feeling there is another furry friend (or two) out there who would like to live here. But not just yet.
But on to happier things and crafty pursuits really do make us happy don't they.
If like me you are a thrifty stitcher you'll find it impossible to throw away even the tiniest scraps of fabric and those who don't understand the addiction have said "what on earth are you going to do with those?" Well here's something I made this week with some very small fabric bits and the fabulous hexagon die from Die-namics. I saw Pinks & Needles beautifully stitched pincushion here and came up with my own not so perfect version.
Adding iron-on interfacing to the back of the fabric made cutting out and machine stitching the hexagons on to the linen background much easier and gave a neater result. I stuffed my pincushion with polyester toy filling and a handful of my favourite dried lavender to make it smell nice.
I made a gift card to go with it but I might just have to keep this one for myself and make another for a stitchy friend - you can never have enough pincushions can you!
Card supplies: Jam Packed from WMS; Happy Hexagons & Background Basics Gingham from PTI