Friday, 27 July 2012

Bits and Pieces Pincushion

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


  1. Hi Ann! This is a beautiful set! I love the linen and hexie combination. What a great way to do hexies. I think you should enjoy keeping this one and making another for a friend. You can never have too many pincushions. :)

  2. Love them, Ann, and thanks for the tip about using fabric with these dies! So sad to hear about your little friend.....hoping that soon only wonderful memories remain.

  3. This sblovely and I really like the colours. I looked at the original and honestly I prefer yours and the fab matching card. Linbyx

  4. Oh, this is just fabulous Ann, I love the heexagon stamping in the jam jar, and the gorgeous pin cushion, I bet it smells lovely with the lavender filling.


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