Saturday, May 05, 2012

a dozen pin cushions

I've been having a lot of fun with my small projects list. These pin cushions are proof positive of that. They are small-only 3.5" finished. The more I made, the cuter they looked. :) I may have squealed (a lot) when I was making these. I had to make myself stop at a dozen and move on to the next thing on my list.

I wanted to say thanks a bunch for all the sweet comments on my dress!!! You all sure know how to make a girl feel good. :)
---------
There are a few giveaways going on right now that you might want to check out.

*Notions (the Connecting Threads blog) is doing a giveaway of Sunday Morning Quilts! They are offering up 3 copies of the book! Head on over and leave a comment to enter your name into the virtual hat.

*Pat Bravo is giving away a fat quarter bundle of the gorgeous new fabric line Rhapsodia over on the Art Gallery Fabrics blog. It's definitely worth checking out!

Both giveaways are going on through Monday, May 7th.

Hope you are having a fabulous weekend!!!

47 comments:

Susan said...

The pin cushions are DARLING. I want every one of them! Guess I'll have to search and see what you stuffed them with. I always enjoy your blog. Thanks so much.

Sue K said...

Ha, too funny Susan...that was my question too! These are way cute and I must make some!!!

Cherie said...

They are so cute!
See that blue one on the bottom? Yes? Good....now send it my way =D

Karen said...

They are adorable. One would look really good by sewing machine. Thanks for the inspiration.

Chatty Kathy said...

I'm jealous; it's one of those "why haven't I done that" moments....surely you need to find new homes for all those little beauties......

Luisa said...

These pin cushions make me want to squeal with delight. Looks like a gratifying project :)

Debbie said...

Really cute!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Super cute! Are these going to the attendees of your quilting retreat? *sigh* I bet they are....

gale said...

Really cute! Those would look neat all piled up in a pretty basket. A wire one, maybe.

Kimberly said...

Sa-weet! (So, if you don't want to make me a dress, you can give me a pincushion. But only if you want to.)

;o)

amandajean said...

Susan and Sue K,

These pin cushions are stuffed with polyester fiberfill. Nothing exciting, but it does the trick! :) I have made these before and filled them with crushed walnut shells. (Which were bought at a pet store where it is normally sold as lizard litter, strangely enough!) hope that helps!

Amanda Jean

Rachel said...

OK, this does it. Need to add "raid Amanda Jean's craft room" to my list of small things to get done. JUST saying. Love them all! But, ya know that one with the pink center sort of looks out of place, maybe you should just send it my way :-)

QuiltyGirl said...

Cute! Also, I finally got to see the book last week, it is great!

Kelli H said...

I soooooo need a pin cushion but havent got a clue where to start?!

Heather said...

I love these, they are adorable. Way to get that list a little smaller!

Jacqui Wise said...

These are lovely. I'm especially fond of the blue ones (my favourite colour). Must make some!

Annie said...

These are so gorgeous, you always make me want to head straight to the sewing machine

annemarie said...

Lovely pincushions - is there a pattern for these floating around?? I would love to make these. Love your dress from previous post!

Suzanne said...

If those pincushions are 3.5" finished, then those nine patches must be made with squares close to 1/2 - 3/4" squares! Yikes! You do petite and scrappy so well.

tink's mom said...

VEry inspiring. Every last one is lovely. did you use scraps or did you pre plan. I'm thinking this would be a really good use of some of the tiny triangles that I can't bear to throw out. I see some tiny star pin cushions comeing out of your inspiration. Thanks, I think.

Esch House Quilts said...

Such cute pincushions! I can see how it would be hard to stop :)

mascanlon said...

Adorable, little pin cushions just float my boat! I can see this all piled up in a cute bowl or wire basket just ready for a Grab and Go kit!

Sarah Craig said...

Love those pincushions! I would have a hard time stopping at a dozen, too - kind of like Krispy Kreme donuts!!

hueisei said...

Cute! Adorable!

Terriaw said...

Wow, this set of pin cushions is so fun! I love them. This would be such a great project for me to squeeze in between homework projects.

Kris from DukeSaysSewWhat said...

Love these, and you get to mark off an item - yeah!

bethanndodd said...

Squeal! Way to cross something off your list! Whoo hoo! Hope you had a splendid weekend!
Smiles~Beth

carol said...

You sound like me. Once I start making those goofy pincushions, I can't stop either!

Emma said...

They're really cute! They remind me of your doll bedding post with lot of little pillows in pillowcases :)

Anina said...

The are so cute! I've been thinking about having a pincushion making marathon myself. :o)

Lily said...

Adorable!!

April (Polkadot Sparrow) said...

I've been wanting to make myself a new pincushion lately. And get new pins. Yours are sooo cute! Perhaps a 9-patch cushion is in my crafting future...

After the fifty other things on my list. haha.

I didn't get to comment below, but your dress is SEXY!! Way to go, sew mama! :)

Chase said...

Can I borrow one? I never made one myself!! I am not sure why I never make one myself! These little pin cushions turn out so cute! And surely you look good in your new dress!

Stephanie said...

So cute!! I should give one of these a try!

Clair said...

Cute, cute, cute! I should make some to give away as gifts...or to toss around my living room when children come over for a visit.

Sue K said...

Thanks for answering. Now I know I have to make some!

Mary~Momathon said...

Love Love Love them! So silly of me to wish I had more pin cushions when I'm sewing.

Mary said...

I saw a picture recently of a pin cushion collection in a basket - kind of like an egg basket. Since I don't care for pin cushions in use but people assume since I sew I need them, I thought this a great decorator idea.

Those would look super cute in a basket or a large jar as sewing room decor.

Glad you are having fun.

Mama Pea said...

So cute! Send one right on over here! Ha!

Lea said...

Love these!! Inspiring. They would be great to have around as little gifts for those times when you need something small to give... and they are practical and cute as well:)

Susan said...

Amazing!!, I really love them.
Regards,
Susan

Nicky said...

My favourite is the orange one!

audreypawdrey said...

They are adorable!

Julie B. said...

Love the pincushions! These will make great Christmas presents for my sewing friends. Love the small projects party idea. I'll definitely follow along. I tried to put the button on my blog but it was really big. Is there a way to make the button smaller.

melissa gargalis said...

so cute and great use of scrap fabric. Great idea! I love your blog, it always makes me want to go quilt.

Haylee said...

These are so cute. My very favorite is the bottom left-hand corner one. Or maybe actually the top right corner one. Gahh I love them all! This is such a great idea to use up fabric scraps too.

Heather's Haven said...

Very cute, I love to make pincushions. I too am in wisconsin and loved visiting today.

Heather