Friday, October 10, 2014

A Biscornu Pincushion

It's beginning to feel just a little bit like Fall here.  After all, the temperature dropped to about 60 degrees one night this week.  It's not much but it took the edge off the heat just a smidge. I just came home from the store with Pumpkins! I've got to figure out a way to decorate for Halloween while still keeping our house ready to "show" since we are still trying to sell it. Anyhow, my Mom's birthday was a couple of weeks ago and I made her a little pincushion. Not that she needs another pincushion, as she is a doll clothing designer and has many pincushions on her table, but this little Biscornu was such an intriguing and easy design I just had to try it out.
It's made of just 2 charms squares.  You basically sew the points of each square to the middle of the other one. The side looks like a zig zag but the top looks rounded.  I learned how to make one from the It's Sew Easy show on PBS. 

I added a little fabric covered button to it too. We think it would be extra fun to sew this up with a patchwork top.  The fabrics I used are Ann Maria Horner prints from her Dowry line. I love this deer. This print just looks so wintery to me.  I also sent her some glass headed pins to try out.  They are supposed to be sharper and shorter and better to sew with when you are making small things like doll clothes.
That's all for now!!

1 comment:

  1. I have this pin cushion marked to try! I'm glad you said it was easy. I too, like the deer.

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