Friday, March 12, 2010

Pincushion Design

I love to make them...but I could do better!


I am always trying to design a new pincushion but my designs take a couple of tries!


This one is supposed to be a shell...


but I really need to make another one with more of a scalloped top. I did enjoy sewing all of these little shells and the charm sweet!


This is an apple that looks like a pumpkin....


and this one could be a pillow for my dolls! lol


But they are FUN to  make...quick and easy!


And I really DO love this one!


Madame Samm is hosting a pincushion day! Visit her here at Sew Dolls !

And enjoy your Friday! Have some FUN!


Is anyone else this hard on themselves when they create?



marie said...

I love pin cushions too ~ I have a couple patterns but haven't made any yet.
The fabrics you used in the "doll pillow" pincushion look so pretty together and the little red one is so sweet!

Cheryl said...

Love all your pincushions they are so much fun to make and a great way to use up small amounts of left over fabric
Peace and Blessings
Cheryl...Snatch JOY~!

Michela said...

They are all lovely, especially the shell! Have a great weekend! xxx

Anonymous said...

I love them all especially the shell.Very cute! I have never tried making them,they look easy,but shouldnt i say that?LOL

Thanks for sharing!~~Becky

Unknown said...

They are all wonderful creations, but the sea shell one is really unique.

Happy St. Patrick's Day ~
Have a lovely weekend.
TTFN, Hugs ~ Marydon

Ale jc said...

OHHH my goodness Diane...when you say you love something you really you put all of them blows me away...these are really the square pillow that one is unique...
luv the share...madame samm

Theresa MacNaughton said...

You have done such a GREAT job with these! :) I especially love the last one, but also the heart and the one with the lovely cameo in the middle. Pin cushions are such wonderful little things!!! :) Theresa

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

They are all very cute, Diane! And yes, I'm a perfectionist so I am very strict with myself when I create but I *am* trying to loosen up a bit. The project I showed today, proves that! ☺

Rebecca Nelson said...

Very creative indeed my lavender-lovin' friend.

I've entered your name into my drawing for the sachet hanger and the card/tag set. Thank you so much for stopping by.

I'll be back soon. You have a wonderful blog!


Anonymous said...

These are adorable.....I have a couple pin cushions that were my Grandmothers!!
Thanks for visiting my blog!!

Annalisa said...

lovely pin lovely colours!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Hi Diane! I am catching up after being away from the computer for awhile. My dad had surgery and I've been helpeing out. I am always critical of my work! Just ask Lindsey. I think your pincushions are great, but I know how it is you always think you could have done better. I love the way they look all in the basket. Have a nice weekend! Twyla

Freckled Hen said...

I think they are lovely! I love the shell one with the little trinkets hanging down.
I am hard on myself, too but it's really all about the making, isn't it? Keeping your hands busy and your mind inspired. I love when you share what you've made!

Arty said...

Hi Diane. These are really really cute. I love the blue, white and golden brown one in the middle.

I am hard on myself at times when I create. I want whatever I do to be as perfect as possible. Wouldn't be content otherwise.

Vee said...

They're great! I really like the one that looks like a doll's hassock. So cute!

Brenda Pruitt said...

You are just going to town on your sewing, girl! And they're all so cute. Especially the shell. Sorry I haven't been around in a few. You know why of course. I loved every minute of being with her. And have relived it over and over in my mind ever since last night.

Unknown said...

There is something special about a pin cushion! I love all your different ones, really great! suzie xxx


You did a GREAT job on them! Love the shell one, the heart one and the Blue One is very pretty, and I think my fav!!!
Happy weekend!
Deb :)

Unknown said...

They are all so beautiful, esp the red one with keys around. Happy weekend Diane...hugs/M

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

Cool pin cushions! I too love pin cushions. Tho I've yet to make one, I recently started collecting them. Why are we so drawn to pin cushions?

Anonymous said...

Love your pincushions!! they turned out great!! I have a few and many patterns of ones that I haven't made yet. Think I might have to out my patterns.

Lucy said...

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Simply Shelley said...

Love all your colorful pincushions..hope you are having a blessed weekend...

Bearly Sane said...

Lovely collection you have there Diane, my favourite is the red on with all the gold keys.
Warmest hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane

Unknown said...

Always, I am my own worst critic.

I love all your cute pin cussions especially the ones with the shells, They are all so cute, and
I just love seeing the boy with a fish hangig in your home. Its nice to know that I will always be apart of your lives in sunny Florida when I am stuck up here in rainy dark Oregon,
Hug mr friend

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Unknown said...

HI Diane...Those are cute! Easy for you, a mystery for me who can't sew a stitch! Don't forget to get over to The Calico Consignment Shoppe. You are one of six contestents for tomorrows price but you have to guess the price of the three items...good luck on the game show!

Happy@Home said...

They all look great to me. The shell is really unique and so pretty with the addition of real shells.

Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Beedeebabee said...

Hi Diane!

All of your pincushions are just adorable. I love the heart and your charmy shell is so pretty!
What a sweet idea, but too pretty to stick pins in!

xo's Paulette ;)

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello my friend...

Hmmm...I just wished that I could say that I even made a pretty pin cushion! Hehe! You are a great seamstress...and I love all the different patterns and beautiful fabrics that you used! Sooo pretty! I would be hard-pressed to choose a favorite, although I really did like the shell pincushion with all of it's pretty baubles! Thank you for sharing your pretties with us...loved them!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design