Saturday, January 19, 2013

Pincushions

Do you have one thing that
you love to do?  No other craft
calls your name, but that one?
If you do, I envy you....I envy
the free space you must have
in your home.  I like to do 
so many different things, 
sometimes all the stuff gets 
a little over whelming.
In an attempt to use what
I have and declutter my
life, I repurposed a few things.
 I made some fun pincushions
the first from a small vase.

 The next from a votive holder.
 And this one from a doll head.

 I love his sassy turned head!
 All three bring a smile to my face.

 Next I made some elegant pincushions.
This one is made using a vintage
German cup.  Yes, it is chipped but
the cup is so beautiful, I don't mind
that sign of age and use.  The "strawberry"
on the side is filled with emery.
Next, is another German cup.
 Oh, this cup is absolutely gorgeous!
I had to find just the right fabric
and this soft pink moire taffeta is
perfect. 
 Again the "strawberry" is filled
with emery to sharpen your needles.
Next is a sugar bowl that had lost
it's lid.  But, when you have a
burgundy velvet hat...who needs
a lid?
 Here are my 3 elegant pincushions.
I will be adding the pincushions to my etsy shop.

,All the pincushions have wool used as stuffing.
When you have a pincushion stuffed with wool
the pins slide right in and are oiled, so to speak
from the lanolin in the wool. 
The wool came from a new friend I met at the
fiber festival last spring.
In her booth she had wool balls that she
had made using the wool from her sheep.
Please visit her blog and read about
this sweet little orphan lamb she is 
raising.  Maisie....that little lamb
has stolen my heart!

 I made a special visit to her farm
one day last fall and took some photos
of her sheep.
I was surprised at how large they were:







And the best part....they love cookies!
If you are here visiting from 
Vicki's blog,
 Welcome!
  I will be giving away
this pincushion redo.
Found at a tag sale
the existing pin cushion 
needed to be removed.
Out with the old,
in with the new
and improved.


Green velvet covers
the wool.   If you
would like to win
my pin cushion redo, 
please leave 
a comment below.
I will be drawing
a winner  on
February 1st!
Good Luck!  

Love to all,
Deb 

P.S. Vicki
is hosting a blog party
with a long list of bloggers
I know you will want to visit.
Lots of them will be having
giveaways too!!!  




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