Hi guys! Thanks for your constant compliments on my craft works.
You sure make me feel like I am somehow doing something
that makes this blog worth coming to for you. Special thanks
to those of you who gave me helpful links and advice on
how to make pdfs. I really am going to make the tutorial once
I create the pdfs. In the meantime, let me show you
some pincushion I've made.
I got done with the winter session yesterday.
I was so happy that I felt like creating something
new, so I made five pincushions!!
I had some fun with free motion stitches. It was totally
random, but I love the looks the randomness created.
Initially, I was going to make pincushions using only scraps.
But I actually used some fabric that isn't from my scrappy
collection... but only "some", mostly scraps! That's a good thing.
Don't you just have some fabric that you seriously adore
and is not available anymore anywhere that you can
treasure teeny tiny scraps of it? I have some, and they
played a lot of roles in this pincushion project.
For instance, these chickens!! So super duper cute!!
And the "kitchen" textile fabric too. I looked for
those everywhere on the Internet, but they are pretty
much not available anymore..(sigh)
Oh for all the pincushions I used some cute ribbons
I found in Japan, and I think it was such a great way
to use them. They really stand out with pincushions.
This is a fun one too.
I wanted to use pink thread that is much softer in color,
but this bright pink one was the only pink thread spool I had.
But I think it turned out kinda interesting.
I kinda like the backing too - pale pink felt.
The last one is this guy. Looks familiar?
Yup! This is sort of a tiny version of the penguin quilt!
This penguin was a little jealous because other penguins
that became part of the quilt got too much attention.
'I don't wanna be stuck in here. Make something with me too!'
Alright. That's how it turned out to be a pincushion ;)
All these five pincushions have been listed in my shop ;)
By the way, have you noticed I used lots of gray textile fabric
for the pincushions? Do you know where it came from...?
I printed it out !!!!!!!!!!!
Printing my own fabric was something I've wanted to
do for the longest period of time. But when I found
out that I need bubble jet set and bubble jet rinse
to make the dream come true, I kinda got discouraged
feeling how tiring and time-consuming it actually is
to print your own things on fabric at home.
But I was reading this great website on it and
learned that I CAN print on fabric using the ink-jet
printer without the extra items IF I am OK with
the printed fabric unwashable.
I was so happy to find out about this possibility,
so I ran into Joann today and grabbed more solid fabric!
Also, I went to an estate sale this morning
and got LOTS of vintage iron transfer embroidery patterns.
I was way too excited about those and got way too many.
There are some I really love and can't part with, but I have
lots of them that I have more than one.
If you're interested in any of these, e-mail me.
Thanks for coming & reading!