Thursday, March 23, 2017

more illustrated pincushions? yes please!

which I am guilty keeping for myself...,
I made another set for my mom.

This time I used white linen and a mixture of prints, not just Liberty of London.

Changing the fabric really change the feel of the image.

Some of the illustrations are from the same pattern,
other (like the sewing machine) is from the book "Sew Illustrated".

It was fun to look for a small image for the sewing machine.
It looks challenging but it is a fairly forgiving technique,
I was just stitching around the shape.

So here is the new set of pincushions:

I kept them simple, just one of them has a little tag.

But I could not stop there,
and made something else to keep them together:

which I will share next time!

Happy sewing!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

my latest guilty pleasure: illustrated pincushions

Last time I was around, I mentioned we were not getting any snow,
well I stand corrected! We had some, all my flowers are dead
and I am ready for some warmer weather!

I have not been able to sew a lot lately,
first because of my ankle (which is much better now)
and second because I had some skin surgery which prevented me 
from doing anything my with right arm, total nightmare....

So I went for little tiny projects: cute pincushions!

linen, Liberty of London, lace, applique...
what's not to like?

The pattern for these pincushions are from Minki Kim from Sewing Illustration,
I previously made cute tea mats from her book:

I was able to get the patterns for free a while ago,
when they were first available.

The designs are small and a little bit tricky,
but if it is messed up, it is easy to start over,
after all it is only a 3 to 4 inches piece of linen!

And sewing these beats hands down thinking about skin cancer,
even the non deadly one!

Happy sewing!

Coffee, bunny and Easter eggs

Can anyone have too many bunnies, really? OK, maybe, but I am not there yet! I changed my cocoa station from last winter to a spring coffee ...