Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Wool Felt Heart Pincushions


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.


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. 


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!


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.


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. 


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!


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


I am linking to these great parties!



Laura said...

Oh these are adorable!!

Lisa said...

these are just soooooooooooo CUTE!!

Sam Findlay said...

These are seriously too cute! Love them!

Tracy @ 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

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

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!


gail said...

Those felt heart pincushions are so cute!

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 :)