Passion for Pincushions

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Here are the pincushions I've been working on. These are quick and easy! And with the exception of the pear, all were free downloads–quite cool. I stuffed them with a cotton fill and sand (to keep the pins sharp). To keep the sand in place I made a small pouch from muslin and filled it with sand using a small funnel, I then hand stitched the opening closed. Then, I stuffed each pincushion about 1/3 of the way with the cotton fill, placed the sand pouch, keeping it centered, and continued with the cotton fill until full. They would also be great stuffed with cedar, lavender, or cotton fill which has been scented with a favorite oil. The pins were made with long straight pins and cute beads from my favorite bead store.

The Fab Five

Saturday, August 16, 2008

This is my world. . .the Fab Five. School starts early around here! Here they are on their first day. My oldest daughter graduates high school this year, the really tall one. . .he's a sophomore and plays football for CSHS, daughter number two began junior high. . .and the twins have hit upper elementary in the 4th grade. Time flies and it's all been fun! I can't imagine life without them. I've been blessed with a great crew. Enjoy yours!

And A Bag To Go With

I love leftovers–it seems whenever I buy fabric for a project I always purchase a little more than what I actually need. Thus, this bag. It's a cute little summer tote, the perfect accompaniment to the pillowcase dress. The pattern, Easiest Accessory Bag Ever, is from Fig Tree Quilts. I love the ribbon ties, it's very Fresh Vintage.
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