Monday, November 26, 2007

Basket of Pincushions


Just a few pincushions I decided I needed to make for gifts. These are made using 2-5" circles. Stuffed with polyester filling and embroidery floss used to divide the sections. I thought they needed something a little extra so I made yo-yo's to go under the buttons. If you are interested in making some of your own, visit Whipup for instructions.

Update on Chocolate Swap; I'm still waiting for my chocolates to arrive in the mail...boohoo My partner Annie received the goodies I sent to her. I hope mine from her will arrive soon...yum...yum.

Here's another pincushion using different fabrics.

31 comments:

Libby said...

Oh man - is this the project for me . . . I have been working on those pennies and cutting out the centers from the middle and top layer to keep the bulk down in the finished piece. Now I have 90 circles of fabric in two different sizes just screaming for a place to land. Thanks for the link - off to make a new bookmark *s*

mar said...

Those are adorable! Thanks for the link, wish the peeps that work for me would appreciate pin cushions! Some how I don't think they would "get it"!

Thimbleanna said...

LOVE those pincushions! I'm with Mar -- I sure wish everyone on my list would enjoy a pincushion -- they'd be so fun and quick to make!

yellowfarmhouse said...

Oh ya Wendy those pincushions are ADORABLE. I'm hoping my sewing peeps don't see this. These will be so cute at the table for table favors for our holiday dinner that I always do. I'm off to make this a bookmark as well. Thanks for sharing sweetie

Hugs - Karen

Karen Dianne Lee said...

I love these! I saw something like this in a magazine recently and almost gave it a try.

But what you did here, whew, this is great work. Lovely really. What a great gift.

Darlene said...

Oh my goodness these are adorable! I love the yo-yo under the button. Look how cute they look in the basket with the doily.

May Britt said...

These pincushions are so fun to make. And it's a great idea making yo-yo's on them too. I have to make a lot more. They will be this years christmas presents to sewing friends.

Darlene said...

Is that your sweet doll quilt under the pincushion? It's quilted!!! You must show us - woohoo!

Marilyn R said...

I'm going to have to try out this pincushions too. They are adorable and would make a great gift.

Annie said...

Those pincushions are divine. I want to make some this weekend. Be patient Wendy as the chocs are in transit. They will be worth the wait I assure you. A VERY special chocolate shop is here in Ballarat.

Knot Garden said...

Oh wow I LOVE them - I must check out the instructions. They look so pretty. Great photo as well!

Carol said...

Oh Wendy I love your pin cushions...the yoyo is perfect!

Susan said...

Those look fabulous in the basket! I like the brown one, too. This is the kind I would have made for the pincushion swap, but I figured they were outlawed by the "no-pillow" rule. I just got a whole book on pincushions, and there are some darling ones in it to try!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

The pin cushions are fantastic!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

What cute pincushions. I love the yo yo on it. And I'm sure your chocolate will arrive soon. That is unless your mailman smelled them and ATE them. LOL!!!!

Juliann in WA said...

These are lovely. Thanks for the link.

Anja´s Wunschpunsch said...

Oh your pincuhions are so nice. I like it all. The fabrics are really lovely and to make the middle with a jojo is a great idea.

Grüße
Anja

Dawn said...

Oh my gosh! I LOVE these! And yours have such great fabrics and colors! And yes the yo-yo adds so much to the button! They are adorable!

swooze said...

They are beautiful!

corry said...

So pretty! I love the yo-yos on top!

Guðrún said...

Those are adorable the fabrics are great. I received the magazine today, thank you sooooo much.

Suzan said...

Darling pincushions! Thanks for the link. Oh my goodness, now I have ANOTHER project before Christmas!

Cheryl said...

How did you know I need to whip up some gifts fast. This is perfect Wendy ----thank! Love the yoyo's under the buttons. What a great touch!

Rabbit Stitchings said...

The pin cushions are adorable!!! I going to run over using the link you provided and get sewing directions! thanks

Carole said...

Wow, lovely pin cushions. I love the personal touch you added! Thank you for the link! Love your gift tag! Do you design them yourself? Thanks for sharing!

julieQ said...

Pretty pincushions. That is a great idea for Christmas gifts. maybe for next year!!

JulieQ

Jodie said...

Oh Wendy, those chocolates wil be worth the wait - I can assure you...
Love the yo yo on the pincushion - great idea

Rose said...

Oh i just made a basket of these for my MIL to give away to her friends and carers.....they r so cute and quick to whip up!! I love how u added the yo-yo!!

Mary Ann said...

These pincushions are so much fun! I love the beautiful fabrics you've used! I've made tree ornaments from this idea, too! Cheers! Mary Ann in Denmark

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

I REALLY like your pin cushions!!! The yo-yos are a nice embellishment too.

Cheers!

Evelyn

Michelle said...

I absolutely LOVE the looks of these pin cushions. HOW CUTE! I made one today, and it was fun and easy. Thank you for sharing your ideas with us!

I have added your blog to my list of reads. You have so many neat ideas and I love seeing them all.

Thank you!
Michelle