Monday, October 27, 2008

Pincushions

Mom came over on Saturday and helped me with a home dec sewing project. It was a great day for sewing. It was cold and rainy outside. We had so much fun together inside. We laughed over and over at my pincushions though. You see my girls have a habit of taking my pins and sticking them all the way into the cushion and making little flowers. (Anyone else have this occurance at your house?) It drives me crazy in a mild kind of way. It really is harder to get at those pins when they're stuck all the way in the cushion. The other problem is my pincushions kept falling over. I bought them because they were cute. They came as a set, one was green and one was pink. (Molly, our dog, chewed up the green one ....while it had pins in it!) The cuteness of the cushions wore off quickly because they are way too round. Everytime you go to put your pins in, the whole cushion rolls over and slides out of the way. By the end of the day, Mom wasn't even using the pincushion...she was just piling the pins on the table. I decided after our sewing fest that it was time for a new pin cushion. So I made a couple. (I mean if I'm going to go to the trouble of making one, why not make several? right?) These are so easy. You can check out the tutorial over at Whipup for complete directions. I really like this pin cushion. It's big enough to hold a lot of pins and it sits flat enough that it's not going to roll around. It was fun choosing buttons to go in the center of each cushion. So mom you get first pick...which one do you want?

7 comments:

Wool Winder said...

They turned out great!

fromallstitchedup said...

I love your squirel icon and then I found your "Advice from a tree" !
How wonderful! Love the acorns too.

Gigi said...

How funny -- yesterday, while my daughter and I were sewing, her daughter (age 9) sat beside us pushing pins into the pincushion making designs -- hearts mostly.
Love your sweet pincushions.
Georganna

Kristyn Knits said...

love them! I envy how you just "decide" to make something then do it! I'd still be choosing fabric!

a friend to knit with said...

oh yes. the loved pin cushion. my littlest guy loves to see if he can push them all the way through. then it sort of becomes a weapon! ouch!
i love your new ones. SO cute.

Denise said...

They look great, i love the materials you've used.

amy said...

The pin cushions are adorable