Saturday, November 9, 2013

Christmas Strawberry Pincushions

I've been working on some wee little gifts this week...tiny little strawberry pincushions...done on white minkie fabric. So sweet and easy.

I used the pattern for the berry from Martha Stewart's tutorial...but not her felt top this time. Instead I frosted each one with white ribbon and white jade beads. The little roses are simple silk ribbon woven style with some glitter thread fly stitches and some silk ribbon leaves surrounding.

Each is stuffed first with crushed walnut shells and topped off with a bit of poly-fill to keep those shells from escaping.

 I stitched around the top and gathered, 

then chris-crossed some stitches across that spot before ending off the thread.



Julierose said...

these are adorable--so cute!! I have some small minkee squares--I may try some of these...hugs, Julierose

margaret said...

these are delightful, you say you are behind with your CQJP blocks well I am not surprised as you are creating so many other wonderful pieces instead.

Edurne said...

Lindos y delicados.

Suztats said...

So cute, Kathy!

Arlene Delloro said...

I can't wait to make these. I was looking for something to give to my quilting buddies and these will be perfect! Thanks so much.

Carrie P. said...

so pretty!