Sunday, April 19, 2009

Pincushiony goodness

Another pincushion swap, you say? Of course. I swapped pincushions with the lovely anastrophe, and she made me the most adorable octopi!

I don't think I could stick pins in this pair. . . .

. . . but they will be guarding my sewing area and supervising production.

She said she used this pattern, which I MUST check out and try my hand at a few of these cuties!

The post office website says my pincushion was delivered to my partner, so I'm going to go ahead and show you what I made for her. She's a gardening enthusiast, and has little bunnies hopping about, so I went with that theme:

The sides are made from a recycled sweater cuff, and I dotted tiny sprouting plants across the rows. . . it reminded me of a new little garden.

The bunny is a fancy pin, so it can hop about the garden wherever it pleases.

I hope she likes it! I had a lot of fun making this for her.

And a special thank-you. . . .

To the lovely Karen Fields, who featured my mini-sachets on her blog today! Please drop by her blog (and especially her Etsy shop) -- pure, sweet eye candy. Thanks, Karen!


  1. the underside of the octopi is just wonderful! and the garden pincushion is also just as adorable. the carrots on top are my favorite part. reminds me a little of old winnie the pooh story books.

  2. I love this post! I quickly ran over to anastrophe's page to see if she had a shop where she sold those octopi, no luck.
    I really love the garden one you made for her, SO sweet. Its making me think its time to trade in my dog mauled dollar store tomato pincushion for something a bit more classy.
    (Yes my dog loves to get a hold of the pincushion whenever she get's a chance, she likes to pull the pins out one by one with her teeth.)

  3. Oh. My. Gosh!! I want one of those bunny pincushions. How much would you charge? It is absolutely freakin' adorable!!! :0) (I am a huge bunny-lover)

  4. Oh my gosh, I love both! And that tiny little bunny you made is so cute - you outdid yourself in this swap!

  5. Connie, I know I say this with every one one of your pin cushions but this one is my favourite, it is SO CUTE!! I love that bunny, and the carrots, it's a work of art!

    The octopii are so sweet, they need some googly eyes or something.


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