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A Sweet Diversion

Ok.  You know Amy, right?  She is - for me - one of the loveliest sources of craft-y, fabric-y, sew-y, inspiration out there.  So when she posted this photo several weeks ago ...

I was hit pretty hard with a bad case of 'I NEED TO MAKE STRAWBERRY PINCUSHIONS RIGHT NOW OR I WILL SURELY DIE' itis.

Ever had one of those attacks?  Where you simply can't concentrate on anything else until you do that creative something?  You know, the kind that makes you forget to bathe or feed your family?  Yeah.  Amy does that to me every once in a while.

So I dropped everything and started making a little strawberry patch of my own.  But things got in the way and my berries sat in a corner, unfinished ... until Amy did it to me again last week with this ...

... just the inspiration/motivation I needed to get back to mine. 

I've actually wanted to make a strawberry pincushion for years.  I even tried once.  But the pattern I was using made the strawberry have a "pointy" bottom and I didn't like it.  Amy's strawberries have a nice rounded bottom.  Why didn't I think of that before?

Her strawberries also have pretty blossoms.  But I've been wanting to try this tutorial I'd seen on Pinterest.  I love how they turned out, especially with the little pink beads in the center. 

Amy also reminded me that I'd bought this ceramic berry carton from Anthropologie a while ago.  (What would I do without her?!) 

I made these strawberries with my Fig Tree "Strawberry Fields" fabric scraps. 

I can be a bit of a literalist that way.


You'd think I'd have scratched my must.make.strawberry.pincushions itch, right?

Well, not exactly ... I still have a few more that need to be picked. ;)

(Amy used Heather Bailey's pattern, if you're interested in making some too.)

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Reader Comments (22)

Those are the cutest strawberries EVER! And made with my fave fabric, too. But please don't eat them until they ripen and turn red!
April 16, 2013 | Unregistered Commentergreg
So sweet..
April 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMonique
Kristyne, YOU are my "Amy"! I haven't even found the courage to click on Amy's link for fear of becoming overwhelmed with cuteness! i'm still working on the cute pouch you posted last week! And now this!?! There's not enough time in the day!
YIKES! these are yummy! Thanks for the great idea you two!
April 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer
They're gorgeous!!!!
April 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterArchiethewonderdog
Gorgeous! :)
V x
April 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGreenrabbitdesigns
April 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTS
I love your strawberries! A few years ago I meade some from a Tilda pattern and they're cute. But yours are over the top with this little felt flowers. Perhaps you can share with us the link to the tutorial? Hildy
April 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHildy
super cute!! must make!!
April 16, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterandrea
So pretty.
April 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChris
Oh, those are just the most precious thing I've seen!
April 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLisa
Oh.My.Gosh. I sooooo understand your need to make those!!! Immediately, if not sooner!!! Thanks for sharing. I am in love with little strawberry pincushions now.
April 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAmy DeCesare
You do such beautiful work. Those strawberries are wonderful!! Thanks for all the inspiration you provide.
April 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKaren Shackleford
Yes, Amy is so inspirational, but so are you. Both hers and your strawberries are SO cute! Thanks for the tutorial links. I'd like to try and make some myself.
April 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterStacy
Yeah she got me good too with that picture!!!
I pressed a lot of "add to cart" buttons that day !!

The strawberries are adorable !
April 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDonna Sand
Now what to do.......make sweet strawberry pincushions or eat a bowl of strawberries?
April 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara
Oh,I stopped and just looked for a long time, they are precious! I didn't think I needed to make any until today! Yours are perfection as always, Kristyne,you are our Amy! Thank you for a wonderful post!
April 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBonnie Nyquist
I think you and Amy were twins separated at birth, no? And these strawberries.... you're killin' me with cuteness.... Need to make one now... oy
April 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBari Jo
I tried making these yesterday,because you made them. They don't look anything like yours! Can you put up a tutorial for us to follow?
April 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterOlivia Marion
Hallo Kristyne,
das sind ja himmliche Beeren, also Himmelbeeren. Sie gefallen mir unheimlich gut, das hast du richtig schön gemacht und die Blüten sind klasse.
Liebe Grüße Annerose
April 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnnerose
I love your strawberry pin cushions! You have chosen the most wonderful fabrics and added perfect finishing touches.
Pretty nice!!
April 19, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterrosa
Fabulous job - as usual. What a beautiful pillow - I'm sure you enjoyed her as a turtleneck, but she's much prettier this way.
May 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

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