Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Pincushion Crazy... Still?

I don't think many if you know, but I suffer from Chronic Pancreatitus, My recent attack has lasted over a month, but I think I'm on the mend now. I've been able to eat solid food for three days now, a real reason to celebrate! I'm also seeing a wonderful Chiropractor for treatment of the ganglian cysts I have on my right wrist/hand, and it's made a big difference! Anyways, with all the 'down time' I've had lately, I've still been trying to keep busy, making... Yes, you guessed it! More pincushions!

This is a lovely africa flower pincushion I made with size 10 thread from a wonderful tutorial I found at Cherry Heart. It's meant to be made in yarn, but you know me!

I've also been working on improving my hand sewing skills. I found the free pattern for this cute little bird pincushion at Sharon Holland designs. I think it's really meant to be sewn with a machine, but it was easy enough for me to sew by hand. My only problem is I find this little bird so cute, I can't bear to even think of sticking a pin in her!

Practicing my sewing skills again, I made a strawberry pincushion, using wide white satin ribbon that my lovely daughter-in-law Robin gave me, and each bead individually hand sewn mind you, from a free pattern that unfortunately I can't find the link to right now. It's easy enough, just two pieces to make it, the beads were my own idea..


This is one of my recycling projects. It's actually the lid from one of those little jar candles you find at WalMart.. I just filled it with batting, made a cover from a scrap of fabric and a scrap of lace, added a ribbon and a string of pearls to cover where I hot glued the fabric and lace to the jar lid and finished it off with a pretty bead to cover the join.

The front of an Irish lace Pincushion.


And the back of the same pincushion, just a solid granny square actually.

 I'm big on recycling. This little pincushion was made with a pickle jar lid! This is a view of the top.

A mish mash photo of some of the pincushions I've been making these past weeks.

Another recycling project. A pincushion made from a soda bottle lid. Tiny, but cute, I think so at least.

 This tiny turtle pincushion was made from the lid to a milk carton! This was inspired by my dear friend, Lyric. Isn't he cute?

An elegant pincushion, made from two CD's, can you believe it? Top view...

And a view of the bottom. Ignore my poor sewing skills, please?

 Same pattern as the white satin beaded strawberry, this one was made using old T-Shirts.

Another recycled CD Pincushion, this time covered with one of SnowCatchers Lovely snowflakes.

Another view of my white satin beaded strawberry pincushion.

A baby bootie, made with size 10 thread, converted into a pincushion. Not sure if I like it of not.

 The back side of a granny square pincushion made with size 10 thread..

 And here's the front. Yes, I am already using it!

A crocheted tomato pincushion, meant to be made with ww yarn, but I made it with size 10 thread, and thought it would be cute to have a tomato that wasn't quite ripe. This one is one I'm not sure about either.

 I am already using it to hold my embroidery needles.

 Small size 10 thread pincushion, my own pattern this time! Front view....

And the back, another simple granny square pattern.

More views of my white satin beaded strawberry 
pincushion. This is definitely my favorite one so far!

Another view of the recycled CD Pincushion.

 Another view of the african flower pincushion, this time without the pins.

 Finally, a side view of the pickle jar lid pincushion.

Hello! My name is Marjorie, and I am addicted to making pincushions!


seniorpal said...

Marjorie ALL PINCUSHIONS are just as prescious as you!! Strawberry's WOW & Lyrics Turtle LOVE that one, ALL are special & sewing is hust fine/good job

glor said...

So sorry to hear of your condition and glad that you are on the mend. You certainly did use your time beautifully ... what amazing pieces. So enjoyed scrolling through these beauties. Your pattern is gorgeous! Take care and hope that you feel better with each day, blessings.

Sandra (Cherry Heart) said...

Goodness, you certainly have a talent for this tiny and intricate work! The African flower pincushion looks great in this mini size and I love the crocheted tomato, with a little baby. So cute!

S x