Wednesday, October 17

Pinheads.




Since becoming a burgeoning seamstress I have been looking to find myself a very special pin cushion. I tried to make one at STITCH one evening and I was completely made fun of by the many more talented members of the group. This happens frequently, as I am not as crafty as I might envision myself. It was supposed to be an embroidered Chinese lantern, but it was thought to be some sort of fish gills. Okay, so I'll find one online, maybe I'll even try to pass it off as my own! I really like this one on the left from Amy Butler. It's really cute, but homemade enough looking, that they just might buy it. I am in complete and utter awe of these pin cushions below - that is art.





Felted flower Power from Yvestown
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A pretty double flowered cushion from Silly Boo Dilly;
and on the right flowering buds from Wee Wonderfuls.

Sophisticated geometric from handmadepretties; and some endearing,
yet worried looking (don't put those pins in me!) pears from Loobylu.

On left, a sweet little calico cushion from moddots;
and a vintage milk glass hen from Divaschmiva.

Le piece d' resistance, the pink fawn from iHook. I don't think I could dare stick it!

26 comments:

Uncle Beefy said...

I had not idea that there was such a wide world of pin cushions. Or how much I'd love them. Don't let the b&*#!rds get ya' down, Victoria! Practice makes perfect...but shopping can always make you feel better! So you're good either way! That poor pink fawn looks so helpless!

Marichelle said...

I'm completely addicted to making pin cushions! I'm not really sure why they were making fun of you because I love how yours came out - it looks like something that I would pay an arm and a leg for at Anthropologie!!!

sfgirlbybay said...

oh no, marichelle - this one's no mine. mine is so bad I can't show it. this is amy butler's. :)

melissa @ the inspired room said...

What a neat blog you have! This is my first visit. I couldn't poke that pink fawn either, such a sweet innocent looking little face!

I am enjoying a peek around, nice to find you!

Melissa

mati rose said...

you go you! sew on!

laurie said...

hey! thanks so much for mentioning my pincushion. of course, now all we want is to see your pincushion which, of course, you can never show to us because it's been built up so much. ;)

sfgirlbybay said...

thanks melissa & mati!

laurie - you are exactly right - my pin cushion will never see the light of day, let alone a camera! :)

lsaspacey said...

Here is the I used to make my first pincushion. Have fun with it!

sfgirlbybay said...

lsaspacey - that rocks - thank you! it makes it look almost easy!!

janine de waal said...

Wow Wow WOw! I just LOVE IT!

Yvonne said...

Oooh what a sweet post. Thanks for the mention!! I think I should get back at making those. I still have some laying around if you want one, I can send you one as a thank you and to motivate the art of sewing ;)

susan said...

hey, i LIKE yours ;-)
and the others are cute too...
nice to see you on the blogs of note too! congrats!

Marichelle said...

oooops! Well I'm sure yours is just as nice ;-)
Here's a really really simple one that I've used in the past (no machine required) with great pics and instructions http://www.purlbee.com/very-easy-pincushions/

Victoria said...

What a wonderful blog! Thanks so much for including one of my Pincushions! I am honored!

R2K said...

Cute!

angeljoy said...

Love, love, love those first two photos! PS. you were on the list of recommendations on blogger. I found you that way. I've heard of you before, but cant' remember where. Glad to find you!

Anonymous said...

i hope you don't get offended by my link, but recently i was looking for a pincushion, and finally bought one like this http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=7002042 on etsy. there are some nice ones there, if you search.

Jessica said...

Lovely pincushions! I also wanted to share a cutie that I discovered on etsy:
http://livingtheswelllife.blogspot.com/2007/07/happy-belated-b-day-amy.html
I'm with you...Enjoying the handiwork of others is much more satisfying than the frustration of me trying to make my own!

Anonymous said...

just lovely....
www.companyofpillows.etsy.com

Misses Splash said...

that looks soooooo cute!!!!
where can you buy them??? can u buy them????

sfgirlbybay said...

thanks again everyone - glad you like the post - it was fun to do.

misses splash - if you click on their links i do believe most are for sale.

Patos said...

Bunny Terminator

Bohemedude's Page said...

I can totally relate. I'm learning to knit, and I just started knitting my first sweater. I've done hats and scarves (most of which I pawn off on friends) but, I've never done anything major like a sweater. I love the yarn I'm using...and the process is quite therapeutic. But, I've had to rip the back apart once already. EEEK... Goodluck with your sewing
Jerome

Millie said...

these are really cute were did you come up with the idea for this?

Live.Laugh.Love.
~millie~

kawaii crafter said...

Stumbled across your blog from blogger, "blogs of note". I love wee wonderfuls too. But then again, who doesn't. Had fun looking at all your pictures.

jessica

Jennifer Hunt said...

You have very cool items! Very fun blog to look at!