Thursday, February 17, 2011

A Pincushion or Two

I'm back from my little vacation to the West Coast.  We had such a great time visiting Liz.  We did a ton of fun stuff, and even fit some sewing in.  Liz graciously let me raid her scrap bin and sew up something I've been wanting for quite a while now.  It's a Pincushion Caddy from Anna Maria Horner's sewing book, Seams to Me.

 It was fun to look through her scraps of beautiful fabrics and put a few together.  I love it.
 I didn't use a very stiff interfacing for the center tube (Didn't look close enough at the directions) so when I brought it home I opened the center seam and slid in some cereal box cardboard to make the center a little more roomy. 

Thank you Liz, what a treat that was for me.

Speaking of pincushion treats.  Check out the pincushion cupcake my mom gave me for Christmas.  Isn't is just so cute?

When I first got it, little Loo Loo busied himself sticking a pin in each of the polk-a-dots on top, over and over again.

I don't know who made it. Mom picked it up at a craft show somewhere. But it is constructed in such a creative way.  Wouldn't it just be fun to sew up a batch of these to serve to your dollies at the tea party?

Bye for now!


  1. cute!! love the caddy and the cupcake cushion!! zerique comes to visit this week!!we can no be anymore excited!!!