Thursday, November 10, 2016

Pin Cushion Gift Sets

Pincushions have long been a great gift for sewing buddies. My cyber pal Jenny included one this week on her blog Elefantz that had a pocket...and I loved that idea. 
 
It really got me to thinking. 
 
 
So, I pull out all of the little "technique" samples from my Crazy Quilting Volume II: Ribbon Embellishments book...and created pincushions with little embellished pockets using the samples that were the right size for a small project. So, if you have this book...you will recognize some of these "pockets" as starting with the examples photographed for that book.
 
 All of these sets have the pincusion AND a wee little purse for holding you thimble. It is on a chain with a ring for attaching to your sewing tote/bag/basket or attach it directly to you scissor's handle. 

The pincushions are filled with crushed walnut shells so are a great "weight" and sit nicely where you place them. 
 
 
The lack of poly-fill also means that your pins won't rust as the walnut shells will not hold moisture as the polyester stuffing would. 
 
 
It also means that they weigh more, so these will be shipped in a small Priority flat rate box. Two sets fit into a box nicely, so if you order this second set the postage will be reimbursed for that second set.

These are available now on Shawkl Designs...but they may go fast. The purses have already all gone...but I've cut out for some more and will post these just as soon as I can get them finished. BTW, the thimble/scissor are not included in the set...just examples in some photos.
 
 
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5 comments:

Needled Mom said...

Those are all so pretty.

Christine Barnsley said...

What a great way to use your sample Kathy and the pincushions look fabulous! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

sunny said...

How adorable!

Shirlee Fassell said...

Sweet!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Awwww! These are all so cute. I love this shape for a pincushion - the round ones tend to manage to roll away (at least they do in my house!).