Monday, January 31, 2011

First finish for 2011




I have lots of ideas and inspiration for all sorts of things to make, but so far have only managed one finish. This Perfect Pear pincushion was designed by the Quilted Crow girls in Tassie and was so easy to make (which is why it appealed to me so much!) I've used a combination of gorgeous felted wools purchased online from Hatched Patched in Bathurst,NSW and from Kerry at Cottage on the Hill at Nundle, NSW. It's filled with crushed walnut shells, also from Hatched and Patched. I've not used this filling before and will be ordering more; so much easier than stuffing. Make sure you use a little funnel to transfer the shell grit into the pincushion, otherwise those teeny tiny little bits travel all over the place. Can you tell who had to do a big cleanup afterwards? Hope you are all having a fun year so far. Happy stitching!
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12 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

nice........the walnuts give it a great feel/weight too .........

Jodie said...

jan , if you need some wool scraps for applique , just give me a yell....

De said...

Jan - very nice! I have never used the crushed walnut shells - thanks for the tip

Allie said...

It's just gorgeous, Jan!!!!!!!!

Lizzie said...

Love that pincushion Jan, wool is so awesome to use. I've also used shell grit (for birds in cages) and flax seed is wonderful, soft and squishy but a great weight...
Lizzie
xxx

Shelley said...

The pin cushion is very nice! Crushed walnut shells...I want to try that.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

That is so cute Jan...don't you just love wool...well done on your finish...

VivJM said...

What a cute little pincushion!

Stina said...

Love it... what a perfect start for 2011!!! :o)

quiltjude said...

love it, well done, great site by the way :)

Linda said...

Very cute...I love using the felted wools...they are addicting! I often buy wool clothing at the thrift stores and felt that wool myself...it's easy and cheap! I like working with the walnut shells as well. Have a great day!

Terri said...

Jan, this is very sweet!
I have had a good look around your blog and it is lovely as well as all your creative work!
Hugs,
Terri