Tuesday, April 30, 2013

A New Addiction!

Hello, my friends! I have been a little under the weather lately, so things have slowed down a bit. I should say, I have slowed down a little. I've kept the crochet hook going, but haven't been able to follow a written pattern very well for some reason. So I've been 'free-forming' a little, and indulging in my latest addiction.

A teacup pincushion, made with my free Mother's Day Teacup pattern using size 10 thread and a size 5 hook. I made tiny crocheted flowers with size 20 thread and a size 10 hook to attach to the side of the teacup with a gold bead for the flower centers. I do not sew very well, as you can tell from my lumpy pincushion center!  

 A Daisy pincushion, again with size 10 thread and a size 5 hook. Tiny Flutter~By's from Todolwen's lovely pattern.

 Popping Flowers Square Pincushion.

 Then I was digging through 'My Big Box of Craft Supplies That I Haven't Figured Out a Use For', and came across a couple of pairs of tiny doll shoes. That's when I knew I was addicted, I looked at one and thought, "You know, that might make a cute pincushion!" The first one here was made with pink embroidery floss, from that same box, and size 10 crochet thread, also with my favorite size 5 hook. See how itty-bitty it is?
 Nestled in my confederate jasmine, which is in bloom right now, and smells heavenly.

 I wanted to use the other shoe, too, so made one in blue size 10 crochet thread, natural size 20 crochet thread for the lace trim, and Little Crocheted Flowers, also from Todolwen. I love her patterns! If you get a chance to browse her blog, please do so. I promise you won't be disappointed as she has created a wonderful site on the internet. I never fail to be inspired to create something myself after visiting Toldolwen old to new.

Believe it or not, I am working on a second pair of doll shoes now, this time with a ribbon tie. Yes, My name is Marjorie, and I am addicted to making pincushions!


Karen said...

oh, no! you're gonna get me addicted. those doll shoes are so adorable. you are so very creative!

sophie said...

Incredible work. Great job.

Unknown said...

These are absolutely fabulous.

Anonymous said...

It's me the "unknown", Sorry about that, senior moment. I just wanted to know if there is a pattern for these gorgeous articles..
Thank you

Anonymous said...

Hi my name is gabby I sent you an email could you please look at it cu l need help with these beautiful teacups