Saturday, May 16, 2015

Another pincushion!

Hi again! As I was moving my pins over to my new pincushion, I realized I did not share this one. It's really cute too! Take a look...

The pattern I used was a free one I found on Craftsy . It is a paper piecing pattern by Patchwork Posse for a mug rug. 

I saw a great pincushion possibility so I reduced the pattern by 50% and made a pincushion. I thought it still need a little extra something so I added a flower and a lady bug to adorn each toadstool. I also added some mini pompoms for added fun.

They would have come out much better if I practiced a few times, but... I couldn't wait to add them. I have a great book written by Sue Spargo called Creative Texturing. She has great instructions and you can also find tutorials on YouTube and Craftsy.

Thank you for reading my posts, I hope you have a happy day! Keep sewing!

Time to farm!

Hi! I hope you are doing well. I wanted to share a neat new book with you. It's called Farm Girl Vintage and it is by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet.

I love this book! The blocks are really cute and easy to make. It has instructions for 6 inch and 12 inch blocks. The instructions are very clear and easy to follow. Pit also has a lot of pictures and many other projects to make. Best of all, it has a spiral binding so it lays flat! Lori is currently hosting a sew along over on her blog if you would like to play along.
Here is her link: Beeinmybonnet

I have been following along, but of course at my own pace. One of the first projects she shared on her blog was a pincushion. I thought the construction of it was very clever and I just had to make one! Here is my finished pin cushion.
The top

The bottom

I bought a charm pack called Garden Project by Tim and Beck to make this. I did buy additional yardage of a few of the fabrics because I was originally going to make pot holders, which I may still do. You can see Lori Holt's pincushion tutorial here at this link:

I will share my farm girl vintage blocks when I get a few done. Until next time, keep sewing and have a happy day.