Pin Cushions: My Place and Yours

Vic from Punky and Me asked to see our pin cushions in this week’s My Place and Yours.

Here are mine:

The one above is very special to me as my professor at uni gave it to me. She brought it home from one of her trips because she knew that I sew (in fact I did some repair jobs and alterations for her).  I have been using it since she gave it to me but I’m getting a bit concerned about the tatty tattled lace.

This one I made because I only had the one above and I really like huge pin cushions.

My pin cushion is never where I need it but rather stays where I put it. This is annoying when I’ve just gotten down on the floor to do some cutting or measuring as getting up involves a lot of sighing and creaking in the joints. Hence, the pin cushion you attach to your wrist:

And last but not least there’s this little bird. He was supposed to be a Christmas ornament with eyes and two little wings. Hmm, I pinned the wings onto the body (I forgot to actually attach them before sewing the bird together) and left it at that. I’m not sure how it happened but he is now on duty as a pin cushion and he’s doing really well.

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Ok, today I have no idea what to write about. It’s half-term here and with Little Miss Bossy-Boots not in school I haven’t managed to sew more than two seams.

The reason, however, that I’m rambling on now is that I decided at the start of Blogtoberfest that I would host a giveaway at the end and I would have as many prizes as I had missed blog posts. I’m on three at the moment. Do I need to say anymore?

I’ll leave you with a picture of some cute buttons (after all, a blog post without a picture is like toast without butter).


Working on it

I had a few moments today to start on the doll’s quilt that my friend has commissioned me to make for her daughter. Little did she know that I have no experience making quilts, let alone with such small pieces. My points don’t match and it is quite busy but I hope it will tone down once I add another border and quilt it.  I’m really pleased with it (despite the mistakes) so far and I hope it’ll turn out well in the end.

What do you think?

The fabric, by the way, is “Hoopla” by Moda.