Sunday, 17 June 2012

Pin Cushion Swap {What I made}

I recently joined in with the fun Pin Cushion Swap over at Sew Far Sew Good and House of Pinheiro.  My partner was Rachel from At the Butterfly Ball.  Well, Rachel received her pin cushion from me this week, so I can now do my big Ta-dah and reveal what I made and sent her.

It is a little house pin cushion...

With a cute little birdie and windows...

...and a sweet little flowery vine (honeysuckle, I think)...those little stitches took ages...

With a little storage pouch on the back...with the opening on the bottom rather than the top.  Another boo boo on my part (am pretty good at boo boo's!).  The pouch will work just fine until Rachel tries to hang it up, then anything heavy will come a slip-sliding oooot.

Before you go thinking that I am just so smart and clever and talented (ja, like you were thinking that...I have to polish my own halo sometimes...), I used this tutorial as my basis, but stretched the height to something like 19cm, as I wanted some storage element to it...for scissors and marker pens and a little ruler maybe.

It was really hard for me to part with this little house.  I wanted to keep it all to myself and display it on a little hook or door knob somewhere.  I had so much fun choosing fabrics and deciding how it was all going to come together.  Will have to make at least one more...make that maybe a whole bunch more - one for each door knob in our house...

As a little something extra for Rachel - she has a whole handful of children - I also sent her one of my tea towels.  What with summer holidays here, I thought it might be nice as a quiet and not too messy activity for her kid-lettes to colour in and for her to get to use and enjoy her childrens art work.

Now...the suspense just kills me!  Rachel posted my pin cushion a few days ago.  It's going to take forever to get here.  Like, a whole week!



8 comments:

Alex said...

It is utterly gorgeous! Much too nice to stick pins in - hanging on doorknobs is perfect for this little beauty.

Keri said...

Thanks Alex

House of Pinheiro said...

Keri, this pincushion is stunning

Rachel~ At the Butterfly Ball said...

It is so beautiful! I love it! Thank you so much! I can't believe how much time and effort you put into everything. It is just perfect! I tried out the pocket in the back and my little scissors fit neatly inside along with my fabric markers. But I currently have it hanging in my crafting room because it was so pretty that it did seem a shame to poke needles and pins into! :-) Thank you again! I can't wait until you get yours, I hope you enjoy it, I had fun making it for you.

Kay said...

This is delightful. I always love little houses and seeing the detail that makes them unique. You should be very proud of this, especially the hand stitched honeysuckle.

Keri said...

Thanks Kay. Little houses are rather fun, aren't they just.

charlotte said...

so so lovely!

Louise (Elsie May and Bertha) said...

That's a lovely pincushion. I'm glad I'm not the only person who makes booboos when making something!