Wednesday 19 March 2014


.......I've been busy... A friend and myself have taken the plunge and decided to sell some of our stuff!
A lot of quilts are going (hopefully) but I wanted some small pieces as well so I made pin cushions. We have a few local craft fairs booked ....there will be a Face Book page ( not my department... I don't do FB) with info of where and when we will be.. as soon as it is up and running I'll post a link.
We have decided to call our little project Nice Stuff.

This is how I made the pin cushions.
Cut two circles of fabric .. I used the Big Shot.

Stitch around the edge... cut an opening in the center, this eliminates sewing up after stuffing

Stuff and roughly close up the hole.Cut a flower from felt..I used the large flowers die 

Take a length of  thread, long enough to wrap 4 times around the pin cushion, start by inserting the needle in at  the top and out at the bottom, repeat between each petal pulling the thread tight. 

Sew  a button on the bottom

And the top..

.. Now you don't need to buy one of mine ... you can make your own!


Tinkertaylor said...

These look great and will fly of the stall......this time next year Rodney we'll be........

Sherry said...

Good luck with your sales - not that you need any! Your pin cushions look fab - thanks for sharing your technique, something else to add to my 'to do' list :)

Sid said...

Brill and good luck with your selling spree !!

MiniOwner said...

These are gorgeous! Thanks for the instructions.
Sue x

Scrapmate said...

Oooh will we see more items for sale? I'm sure it's going to be a big success (wish you were closer).

Karen said...

Wow!!!! these are so pretty!!! Good luck with everything xxx

Suzy said...

Ooh well done I am no sewer but I think even I might manage one of these :)