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Obsess Much?

Sigh.  What can I say?  I have no defense.  I just needed to make more strawberry pincushions ...

... with these beautifully coordinating Lecien "Petit Fleur" prints.

Does that make me banana nuts crazy?

Hope not.  But if it does, I'm cool with that.

I was working on these blossoms (used colonial knots for the centers this time instead of beads) while in the company of a few non-crafty friends. 

We were laughing hysterically at how weird they thought I was to actually ENJOY cutting 25 tiny u-shaped petals out of felt and fashioning them into flowers and how weird I thought THEY were for not understanding how much fun it is.  It was hilarious.

But I know you get me.  You understand that it's fun to make strawberries out of fabric & felt.  That's why you're here.  And that's why I'm here too.

Who needs a defense when you have friends who get you?

So glad we understand each other. :)

Okay.  I think I'm done with strawberry pincushions for the time being.  Don't know what I'm going to do with all NINE of them, mind you. 

But that's not really the point of this type of activity now, is it.

Again, I suggest this pattern for the strawberries, this tutorial for the flowers (I rounded my petals instead of making them pointy), and I stuffed mine with ground walnut shells.  If you've never tried this stuffing for a pincushion, I highly recommend it.  Ground walnut shells are available at pet stores - in the reptile bedding department. 

I know.  Gross.  But worth it.  Trust me. 

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Reader Comments (31)

Love the strawberries, good enough to eat (if it weren't for the reptile bedding!!!!!) ;)
V x
April 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGreenrabbitdesigns
No this does not make you banana nuts, but it does make you strawberry nuts;-)
Sorry your friends are missing all the fun.
Take care,
April 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCarole
I have this pattern and have made one strawberry out of red felt. I may need to change the flower on mine as I like your flowers far better. Seeing your strawberries all together is very tempting, I think I'll go dig out my pattern, fabric, and felt this afternoon. One strawberry is nice but several strawberries, now that is divine!
April 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJill
Love all of your sweet little strawberries and can see how they could be addictive!
I use the crushed walnut shells as well for all of my pincushions. Very sweet those are and I totally get it!
April 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLouise
Your strawberries are the best: always fresh, always beautiful!
Perhaps you can use them as gifts for your daugthers friends? Because I'm sure they'll get it;-) Hildy
April 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHildy
I think your strawberries are just delicious. I caught the wave of excitement and I crafted some of my own after seeing your darling creations. I too, use crushed walnut shells and the tip about using some poly in the top to seal off the opening works great as well.

Thanks for sharing your adorable craft with us and giving us the "strawberry bug"....he he.
Best Wishes and Happy Crafting,
Granny B.
April 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGranny B
I think it's sweet ! The strawberries are all lovely !
My friends don't get it either, and unfortunately I live in a town where people don't buy handmade, but I still enjoy doing all kind of little felt hearts, lavender bags and anything that can cheer me up.

Dana xx
April 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDana
lovely lovely!!
April 22, 2013 | Unregistered Commentertasha
They really are so cute~
April 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMonique
These are adorable! One can never have too many strawberries!!
April 22, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterjan
lol I can understand why they would be addictive especially in such a wonderful range of fabrics. Very beautiful.
April 22, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterkatherine
Thanks for the walnut tip. I have been searching! Love all of your strawberries. I can't think of anything cuter! From o!ne strawberry lover to another...a very berry hug
April 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJudith
I definitely get you.........the berries are awesome!
April 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara
Your berries are beautiful, I can't wait to get some ground walnut shells and try this!
April 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDhonna
I think they are beautiful and you're not nuts at all - just keep enjoying this journey! And keep sharing because one day I'm going to make some more myself and I am enjoying your inspiration!
April 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMarie Atkinson
Your strawberries are delicious! And nine seems like a reasonable number. Although how can you put a number on gorgeousness!
April 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDebbie R.
They are so cute! You should do a pincushion swap!
April 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTracey S.
April 23, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterrosa
They're adorable!
April 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDonna
Whoa!!! How many strawberries have you made?? They look great!
April 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterOlivia Marion
Pretty enough to eat! I am always looking forward to see what you are going to create next. Your work is spot on perfect every time.
April 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKathleen O'Grady
That first pic in this post may be one of my absolute favorite pics that you've ever posted! Love these strawberries! And, Yay! I have a bag of ground walnut shells!
April 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterA Little Blue Dragonfly
Love your strawberries !! I started using ground walnut shells for my pincushions and love it..I will definitely be adding your felt flower to some of my various creations. Thank you for sharing...one can never have too many strawberry pincushions!!
April 23, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterkim
Why walnut shells?
April 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBabychaser
I so get it. And you. :O) I think they would all be adorable in a pretty glass jar with a glass topper - sort of like an old fashioned candy jar look.... :O)
April 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBari Jo
Those little 'fraises' are soo sweet and perfect for this time of year.
You know those little berries alongside the tomato pin cushions we see everywhere? Apparently, they are stuffed with walnut shells and are to be used to sharpen the needles. Who knew?! I also heard about Flax seeds doing the same thing and made some drum shaped pin cushions stuffed with those. Tedious little critters as they are full of static...
BTW, love that bee bag - adorable!
April 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHeather (mtl)
I am going to have to make some right after market! I love every one!
April 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSherri
We got your back ...my best friend is completely anti craft and when she calls metro see what I'm doing and is answer." quilting, crocheting, canning, making bread ," she just starts laughing and rolling her eyes . And by the way ... I think Wanda your witch is just marvelous and never part with her !!!!
April 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMingy
LOVE these!!! I really like the french knots vs. the beads for the flower centers. Thank you for sharing!
April 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea
What beautiful strawberries! I get it...totally. My mom loved strawberries and had them on her kitchen wallpaper and her dishes. I used to make crafty things with a strawberry theme or from fabric with strawberries for her to hang here and there. I've not done anything much with strawberries for a long time though as she passed away in 1999. Looking at your lovely strawberries brought back some very nice memories. Thank you...
April 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCindy A.
where do you get your pattern for these strawberry pin cushions please?
July 27, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterdawna

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