Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Pretty Pincushions

I've been really "into" pincushions lately. I find myself searching out designs for them. They are just so useful and you can create such pretty pins for them! Over the weekend I finished this one, it's pictured on the fabric I used for the back:


Design ~ Rosemary Pinkeep
Designer ~ Blackbird Designs
Fabric ~ 32 count...Jobelan? Tea-dyed
Fiber ~ DMC
Finish ~ Pinpillow stuffed with walnut shells

Then I tackled this one:


Design ~ Birds and Berries Pinbox
Designer ~ Blackbird Designs
Fabric ~ 32 count Belfast Linen
Fiber ~ DMC
Finish ~ Pinbox as per instructions
Specialty ~ Overdyed after stitching with RIT tan dye

Both of these were so much fun to stitch and finish. The pins were fun to make too! Now, there is another project to finish but I'm finding it really intimidating and I keep putting it off! Crazy, I know! This is an exchange item. I know I can do it...and do it well but I still get stage fright when I start something important!

Don't forget the New Moon is on Thursday, the 19th...everyone get those ORT jars shined up for the Totally Useless Stitch A Long!

Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox

63 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

those are cute. when i read your title, i thought you were going to show flowers since i saw someone post 'pincushion flowers' earlier today. :)

Margaret said...

Wow, they're wonderful! I'm in love with the first one in particular. I already did my TUSAL -- early for once. :D

Peggy Lee said...

Oh I like them both! The fabric is beautiful too.

I have been trying my hand at pin-making lately. Yours are very nice!

You, stage fright? But you are such a talented stitcher!
Deep breath and GO FOR IT!

:o)

Laura said...

Someone hosted a blogger's pincushion parade earlier this year. Here's the link to my pincushions: http://sewingoutofmycomfortzone.blogspot.com/2012/01/pincushion-parade.html

A friend of mine stitched me a pincushion like your blue flowered one, but my flowers are red.

KimV said...

I love the house! How adorable!!!

Anne said...

Hmm, you and I seem to be thinking alike today! I just finished my "ORY" jar and stuck some pins in it! Love your finishes, especially the BBD one! Here's some mental courage for you to get you through the finish...COURAGE!!!

sharine said...

They both very cute.

Carrie said...

Those are so pretty!

Elizabeth Brotherton said...

They are beautiful! I love pincushions myself. I'm even gathered some recyclable materials from work to make some of my own. Now...all I have to design are the patterns!

Brightest Blessings!
Beth B.

Ellen said...

Gorgeous, I just love these pincushions!

Hugs,

Parsley said...

I love them. Pincushions are very handy!

Sandra said...

Lovely finishes as usual! I'm intrigued about the pins. I bought a lot of regular pins thinking to make some fancy ones with my beading supplies, haven't started yet but I was wondering whether to use glue or to secure the beads with crimps. How did you made them? They look wonderful!

Meari said...

Adorable pin cushions!! Do tell how you made the pins.

Patty C. said...

I love them both! Such beautiful work!

gracie said...

Very nice stitching. I also have been enjoying pincushions. So many ways to finish and one can never have too many places to put needles and pins!

Monica said...

Very nice. The birds and bloom is on my to do list. Your pins turned out great!

Monica said...

Very nice. The birds and bloom is on my to do list. Your pins turned out great!

Barb said...

The pincushions are wonderful!

Jan said...

I love both the pincushions! Making pins - hmmmmm. Now there's one I haven't tried.

Carol said...

Love them both, Sharon!! And I know just what you mean about "stage fright" before finishing--for as many smalls as I've done through the years, I still get a bit nervous before finishing each one :) You can do it!!!

And This Little Pig said...

Very Pretty :@

LiBBiE in Oz

marly said...

Nicely done. Love the house.

~*Sharee*~ said...

Beautiful job hun; I have about 10 things I need to "finish" but I just keep stitching new ones..lol

Hugs, Shar

ByJuut said...

beautiful pincushions

Bea said...

Those are such pretty pincushions - great job! Walnut shells? That's a new one on me.

Mouse said...

ooooo very pretty :)and I'm with you with the stage fright bit .. especially when its for some one else ..... deep breaths .. touch the stage before you go on and smile :) love mouse xxxxx

Ann at Beadlework. said...

I love pin cushion designs too but what do you do with the finished items. I have quite a few designs I'd like to stitch but it puts me off knowing that I only need one!!

Christine said...

Lovely pincushions! Your decorated pins are great too

Lillie said...

They are so pretty! I do agree with you on this one. I have been working on a few myself. Now I must find time to blog about it :)

Solstitches said...

Love them both very much especially the BD oval box.
I have the pattern book and I have the box but I feel somewhat intimidated by the painting/finishing bit.
Can't wait to see the exchange piece you are doing.
Margaret

Lindsay said...

Those are lovely esp the BBD one

Giovanna said...

They're very pretty, well done!

Becky K in OK said...

Both are very nice. Take a look at ScissorTail designs. She has some nice charts that very pretty pin cushions. She's from Tulsa and TSN carries her designs.

Catherine said...

Love pincushions and love BBD, so, these are perfect!
Love your pins too! What size beads do you use for those?

Michelle said...

Wow they are both stunning x

Vickie said...

I know just how you feel with the last moment panic thing. Great looking pincushions.

Sue said...

Sharon, those are absolutely beautiful! I love your pins, too. In fact I like them so much I am going to have a bash at making some!

Scattered Threads said...

Very nice finishes. Love them both.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Love your finishes and I couldn't agree more about pincushions too. They look great!

Annie said...

Love your pincushions!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Sharon you've done a beautiful job with your finishing! Congrats!

Kate said...

Absolutely gorgeous finishes

Cole said...

Ooooh, I likey! Did you make the pins on both too?? Great job!

Julie said...

Pretty pins for your beautiful pincushions.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Great projects and pretty finishes. What type of glue do you use on the pins? Mine don't hold up very well.

cucki said...

aww i love pin cushions and i collect them too..
they are so pretty..
big hugs xxx

Melissa said...

These are wonderful pincushions! You mentioned making pretty pins - I would love to know how to do that if you don't mind sharing. Thanks!

Rhona said...

Beautiful finishes - love the handmade pins too!

Penny said...

Beautiful work on both pincushions! Your pins are pretty too - I'm in love with that first set! :)

Mindi said...

Great job with the pincushions, and the pins are very nice, perfect way to add some bling.

Lynn said...

Okay, so you have officially surpassed me in the finishing department, lol!
Both cushions are fantastic but I'm really smitten with the BBD finish. It's gorgeous!

robindefender said...

Beautiful pin cushions!

Chiloe said...

YOur talented to make those little cushions. :)

Akila said...

Absolutely beautiful. Love black bird especially :)

Colorado Stitcher said...

You can never have too many pin cushions!

Angela said...

Both of your finishes look divine! I still get "stage fright" every single time I do a finish for someone else. Your finishing is wonderful, I've admired them for a long time. I am so excited for our exchange :)

Ali said...

Gorgeous xx (p.s. I;ve posted Julys tusal but cant remember where to post that I've blogged it to??? - sorry xx)

valerie said...

Love your pretty pincushions! Thanks for the TUSAL reminder...how is it already time again!?

Deb said...

Lovely pincushions, you do great work

Brigitte said...

So lovely, your pincushions. And thanks for the great tutorial of how to make these pins.

Karen said...

Pretty little things... can't wait to see what is next!

barbara said...

I love your pincushions!!! :D

Sharon said...

Both are lovely! Wonderful work Sharon!