and for that…I needed to come into the right mood…

so The christmas pincushion were put to sleep and a wake up call to

my spring pincushion were made!!

ahhh.. so much better…

Rosie pincushion

made this one way back in time when I sewed more than today …

made in Rosalie Quinlans first line of fabrics…

pretty pretty!!

I recycled a cross stitch embroidery for the center added some ric rac…

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filled with crushed walnut shells…

love both the size and the weight in this one…

not even I can lose this one… even if it hides under piles of fabrics!! 😀

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If you want to make one…

just use my tutorial for the Sew Sew Merry Christmas Pincushion

now as a downloadable PDF... 😀

Found at the top of the blog in the menu bar…or at the button in the sidebar

Still do have problems to come  into the right sewing mode…

lots of force and a kick in the butt has to be done…

don’t work all the time.. but some days…

so today I have managed to cut out 4 pieces of fabric.. WOW… 😉

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… and then head said…TEA!!!

After lots of tea…and some more mental pushing…and forcing…

I did draw out some pieces on vliesofix…

wohoooo!!!

Back to sewing…for tonight I am receiving sleep over guests…

Baby Snöfrid and her brother Seved…. 😀

see you…

—XOX—

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 It’s that time of the year…
Even I have jumped on that train…
I put on some Christmas music…
Celebrated Christmas Sewing using my
…Christmas Pincushion…
Love that it’s rather big and soft…
And keeps my needles tight and deep…
Perfect when a doggy nose comes close for inspection…
Made a tutorial on this one last year
You can find the tutorial here
Good luck!!
This day I hadn’t something in mind
Oh yes I had…just kidding…;0)
But don’t know what happened…it didn’t turn out as I had planned!!!
In a quite crazy mood…
I went to attack at my fabrics..
Had JUST DO IT…in my mind all the time…
Don’t think..
Just do it!!
I picked fabrics that spoke to me…
not thinking if they were going to suit the owner…
I just cut up strips and happily sewed away…
and all of a sudden it was born a crazy
and busy “thing”
made during a creative attack…
Now it’s on a journey with a destination
So Shirley…put on your sunglasses at Christmas Day!! ;0)
After some frenetic searching in my cupboards..
I found my next targets…
Two unfinished gifts
(2 years ago)
That this year will be delivered!!
So I’m happy to say I have been creative!!
!!!YAY!!!!
Have now rested two days after my crazy sewing…
and will go back and finish up!!!

 

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 Finally..
here it comes the last instructions for the pincushion…:o)
Cut a 1 3/4″ x about 23″ strip
*Sew this strip to the side of the pincushion…
(havent figured out the length of the stip… time..flies…:O)
But I did like this…
I started a little bit in on the strip ..sewed almost until the end…
pinned the ends together…
*then I sewed the ends together…
*Split the seam and continue to
 sew the opening shut…
 Now it should look like a little hat..:O)
Inside…
Outside…
*Use Template C to cut out a bottom
( you can use a a fusible interface here if you want a sturdy bottom)
*Pin the bottom evenly around the pincushion..
start with four pins and add more…
*Use the rest of the ric rac…
lay it between the layers…
start a little bit in on the ric rac…
You can see on the picture that the top of the ric rac is just
 touching the outer edge of the side of the pincushion…
*Tuck the ric rac in while sewing….and
keep on sewing like this until the end…
tuck the ends in and continue sewing  the opening shut.
*Make an innerbag in some scrap fabric…
( wont show)
(use template C … make it a seam allowance smaller)
*Fill the innerbag with some filling..
(walnut shells…rice or something with weight)
*Sew the opening shut on the machine…
dont bother to turn …raw ends out..;O)
Turn the pincushion inside out…
tuck the innerbag inside..
and start filling the pincushion with polyester fill..
nice and firm..!!!!
And sew the opening shut by hand..
Nicer that way!!!
And voila.. FINISHED!!!!
There you have a new pincushion just in time for Christmas!!!:O))
Close up ..again..:O)
From the side…
And a picture of the finished one!!!
With this I want wish you all
A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS…
And please if you make the pincushion…
do send me a picture so I can see what you made..
Im so curious!!! :O)))

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