Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Finally, a pincushion for me...

I have made pincushions & needleroll for exchanges and friend, but I never make a decent pincushion for myself hehehehe...

Last week, my stitching friend, Margaret, sent me the instructions on how to make a pumpkin pincushion. She has lots of pincushions in her collection. I came to know about it when I was her partner in Craft Exchange last year - I made a patchwork pincushion for her. Recently, she showed us (in MYS) a picture of her latest pincushion. It looks so lovely & yummy. I was so tempted to make one for myself.



pumpkin pincushion

Decided to make my favourite ladybug button as the central, I embroidered little flowers on the dark green colour cotton fabric. I can say, it's quite easier to make than it looks. The trickiest part is when to section the small round cushion into 8 segments. I took an extra time to embroider and do beaded edge whipping. It is actually up to our preference - to embroider or not.

Finally, a pincushion for me. Wait until DH knows about it, I'm sure he will be very happy *LOL* (no more needles lying around on the dressing table hehehe)

18 comments:

~Harsha~ said...

lovely cheez.. very indeed. well done!

Isabelle said...

Wow, that is very impressive! All those details and that embroidery... Well done!

Chloe said...

What a lovely, plump little pincushion. I love this pattern.

My only caution is - do not use for needles. When I woke up to what mine was doing, I found THIRTY-TWO needles totally hidden within the pincushion. It was ingesting them!!!!!

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Zohrah said...

WOW!!...So pretty and unique. It reminds me of my childhood days when my aunt used to have one of this. Now it's back.

The embroidery with all the details is really beautiful. One thing though, if Chloe said not to use for pincushion....what would it be used for?

z_mnor said...

thank you Sha :)

z_mnor said...

thanks Isabelle :)

It's great to know that you're back to blogging after a long vacation.

z_mnor said...

thank you Chloe * Zohrah :)

Chloe, I've heard of the needles-ingesting pincushions before hehehe

Zohrah

pincushions/needlerolls/biscornus ~ I personally think they are more approriate to use for your WIPs.

For storage, I prefer to put the needles in altoid tin with a magnet inside. Some people store their needles in needlebook/needlecase/needlepouch

z_mnor said...

ooops Linda, I referred you as Chloe - sometimes I got mixed up :)

Little Grey Cat said...

Your pincushion is really nice. What a lovely job you made of it.

Golf Addix said...

oooo yes , no little needles on the tables nowadays. I was mistaken it for a fruit or a cake. Keep it up gal...DH

z_mnor said...

Thank you Karen :)

z_mnor said...

hehehehe dear

Thank you!

Chloe said...

Hah! You had Linda and Chloe mixed up - it happens to me all the time. I get me mixed up. *grin*

These are fine as a pincushion, just not as a needlecushion. In fact, they look lovely with those pins with the coloured heads dotted all over it.

My one mistake in life was to put beads on a pincushion once - and I kept trying to pull out the beads instead of the pins. *bigger grin*

z_mnor said...

*LOL* Linda

that's funny - pulling out the beads instead of the pins. You must be wondering why the 'pins' are so stubborn to leave the pincushion (couldn't help laughing imagining myself is in the situation)

Danielle said...

This is soooo lovely!!

z_mnor said...

thank you Danielle : )

Anonymous said...

Would it be possible to get the instructions for the little pumpkin pincushion from you? Thanks,
brdstitcher@gmail.com