Wednesday, November 9, 2011

pincushions

I have a board on my Pinterest of pincushions.  I discovered some that were made of small cross-stitched pieces and  that inspired me to look through my projects for something that might work, and this is what I found....made in 1988 : )  It is about 5 X 7 inches.
I cut out a pretty piece of fabric for the back.
Sewed them with right sides together, and left a small opening to turn the fabric.
I like to stuff my pincushions with crushed walnut shells(I can purchase these at my LQS) and a small amount of polyester batting or stuffing.
Stuff and then sew my opening closed.
I added some pins and now it is an official pincushion!

I have another pincushion started.  I added some embroidery in the center of this circle and I am on the lookout for a button to add to the middle.
I need to go to the LQS and stock up on more crushed walnut shells because I imagine my Pinterest board will keep inspiring me.
Do you Pinterest?


piece,
elizabeth  







22 comments:

Heather D. said...

I don't Pinterest. I try to resist anything that could potentially be another time sucker! I also don't Facebook for the same reason.

Your pincushions are great though! I can't wait to see how the rainbow one with the embroidery turns out.

Mary@QuiltGenius said...

Great pincushions! I have a pincushion problem...I have a turtle and an elephant. I want to make a fish and a bird, still. :)

Mary
http://www.quiltgenius.com

sunny said...

What do you do with all your beautiful pincushions? I need to learn how to Pinterest I guess.

Linz said...

VERY cute pincushion!!! Love it!

Jennifer said...

I'm addicted to pinterest! love it!

Julie said...

What a great way to use a cross stitch project! That other one you are working is really cool and will be quite impressive when finished. I do play around on Pinterest, what a time sucker it is! So much inspiration to be found though, I love it.

Foolish Feathers said...

Great job on using your old cross-stitch project! My husband is teaching me recently started something, you've given me a great inspiration to use my smaller start projects!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I think I'd never sew if I pinned!! I love your pin cushions. The embroidery is gorgeous!

Maggie said...

I love your embroidery!

KristyLou said...

Pin cushions are fun! And that cross-stitch is great!

Leanne said...

Your pincushions are beautiful!

Christie, Describe Happy said...

1988, whoa?! What a great way to be able to see it each day and use it. The second one is really nice too!

Kirsten N said...

Love your embroidered pin cushions - especially the cross stitch sampler one!

Elizabeth D. said...

Cute idea! I love that you're finishing up something from so long ago, that's great. Love your colorful pincushion-in-progress, too!

Marsha C said...

That's a neat idea on the pin cushions.

Cille said...

Very cute pin cushions... The embroidery reminds me of the big pile of embroidery patterns i have from my greatgrandmother and grandmother. There's a lot of samplers in them and I made my fair share of them before taking up quilting

Rachel said...

I do pinterest. It's a horrible addiction. I really like the second circle pin cushion.

Katy Cameron said...

Love the idea of using up all those WIPs into pin cushions. I'm a somewhat prolific pinner, I confess o.O

Allison said...

I don't pinterest, or facebook, or any of those because I'm sure I would end up spending too much time on it. I love your pincushions :)

Leila said...

I love the embroidery on the center of your second cushion.

Allegory said...

I'm almost terribly addicted to Pinterest. I've had to move my computer out of my sewing space so that I get some work done, hehe.

Marci Girl said...

Wow, they both look great! I haven't joined in on pininterest yet, but I see it in my future!