Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Wool Felt Heart Pincushions

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I have had this tie-on pincushion instructions from the All People Quilt website for a few months and have been itching to make test it out.  So since I am recuping from surgery on my neck, I decided to make a few.

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You know I have issues when it comes to following directions, so I took off in my own direction!  I did use the pattern as a guide in creating two really cute pincushions.  The pattern is really easy and easy to follow (if I had chosen to do that of course!).  I made my flowers a bit different and put those tiny yellow buttons (they are doll clothes buttons) in the centers. 

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The hearts are blanket stitched together…see the purple one, that is a reverse blanket stitch (not even sure there is such a thing, but I did it!).  I had to look at the directions to find out how to do a real blanket stitch.  Guess I don’t do much embroidery!

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They both turned out so cute!  The hearts are just 3 inches high, so just a bit longer than the extra long pins I use.

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I followed the directions to sew the ribbon on, except, of course, I didn’t use the felt that it called for, but I used grosgrain ribbon.  Looks great either way, but I didn’t have enough length of the felted wool that I had chosen. 

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So, anyway, another craft off the to make list.  I have been doing a lot of looking on Pinterest lately, so I am always finding more stuff to make!  Come check me out there if you want!  I am still trying to organize and figure it all out, but it is a lot of fun!

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And now I am working on another project…more about that later!

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I am linking to these great parties!

Ellen

14 comments:

Laura said...

Oh these are adorable!!

Lisa said...

these are just soooooooooooo CUTE!!
hugs
:)

Sam Findlay said...

These are seriously too cute! Love them!

Tracy @ CraftJunkieToo.com said...

Hi there….
I found your fabulous project and blog through the linky party at A Creative Princess :)
I'd like to invite you to my weekly T.G.I.F. Linky party to share your projects -- I'm looking to grow my party with good quality projects just like this one….here is the direct link if you'd like to join us sometime….:)
T.G.I.F. Linky Party

Sarah @ Sarahndipities said...

So cute!! Great idea!

chris said...

These are so lovely. What fun!

Sofieke said...

These are just adorable!

Greetings Sofieke

http://knutselen-met-sofieke.blogspot.com

Jill said...

Cute little pincushions! And you've got me very curious about your new project too!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Kristine @ JandMs Eye Candy said...

So pretty and functional! Love it!

We host a linky party “Strut Your Stuff” every Sunday. This would be a perfect link up! Please feel free to add it :) We appreciate it! Thanks for sharing!

Kristine
www.jandmseyecandy.blogspot.com

gail said...

Those felt heart pincushions are so cute!
gail

Tammy @ Type A said...

love. would you consider selling? i want to do a give away and i was thinking of collecting a few items from other bloggers. thanks!

freckled laundry said...

Very cute! I love hearts. Thank you for linking with Air Your Laundry Friday! xo Jami

Karen @ Goodbyecityhellosuburb said...

I can't wait to see what you do with that button colection!

Nielsen said...

these are just soooooooooooo CUTE!! hugs :)