Today's Show & Tell is brought to you by ...
... Joanna Figueroa's new book "With Fabric & Thread".
Who can resist a cute pin cushion pattern?
Certainly not me.
I love 'em.
Joanna's "Pin Cushion Buttercups" are the epitomy of practicality & prettiness ...
... right up my alley.
I couldn't wait to start making one with Fig Tree's "Strawberry Fields" fabric leftovers from my Mystery quilt.
And then another ... with some beautiful Rachel Ashwell fabric ...
and then another!
(with Lecien scraps)
You know how it goes.
They're like potato chips ... "Betcha can't make just one!" And of course the more you make, the faster you get. I think this is my new "go to" gift for sewing friends for Christmas, birthdays, thank yous, something special ...
They are super fun to make. And because they don't require much fabric, you won't mind using some of your extra special most very favoritest pieces either.
And since I think EVERY pincushion deserves at least a few pretty little decorative pintoppers (from my friend's Etsy shop Pinks and Needles) I found some for each of my buttercups.
I love these pins!
That shop is DANGEROUS ...
... consider yourself warned!
NOTE: Pinks and Needles is undergoing a computer upgrade at the moment so if you're looking for something specific but don't see it in the shop, just ask ... she's more than happy to oblige!
And where do you think I'm going to keep all the templates I made? (I prefer to trace a copy onto freezer paper and keep the originals intact.)
In the book's template pocket of course! So I will never lose them.
'Cause I'm gonna need them again.
(And again, and again.)