Saturday, April 21, 2012

Logcabin Pincushion

Pincushions

My addiction to making log cabin pincushions is back, and it's a bad
one again! I've shown so many, maybe too many pincushions on 
this blog in the past, but when I get bitten by this pincushion bee, my self-control
is totally gone and the only thing I can think of is to make and make
and make more pincushions. And the fact I took a part of the zakka style
sew along and made a pincushion for it didn't help ;)

If you are already sick of seeing my log cabin pincushions,
feel free to turn around and say adios now!
If you have a bit of time to spare and don't mind seeing
some of the pincushions I made, thank you and here we go!


I love this one partly because this is the first pincushion
I've ever made that I used my carved stamp for! 
The "Sewing!" stamped on the linen piece is one of
the stamps I carved this week. Remember I told you I've been
addicted to that too? I also like this one because I think the
girl looks like she is looking at cherry blossoms petals falling. 
I love the pink snow flakes and miss them terribly already!


I made this one today. Very pink and strawberry!
The stamp came out a bit better than how it looks 
in the picture. I got to use some fabrics I have always 
wanted to use for pincushion-making, so I'm happy!
So far this is the only one left waiting for a new home in my shop ;)


This is another one I made today. It's for a sweet friend who
I've wanted to make something for for a long time. 
I carved the chipmunk stamp too.
I'd say it's not too shabby, no?
He is asking for a swap with his little flower 
for an applebut the thing is ....


There are a bunch of them just behind him!
So he would just needs to get up and go around 
the back to  discover them.

Pincushions

The Heather Ross Gnome fabric is always a perfect
one to start a log cabin! 

Pincushions

Whenever I receive email to notify me I sold
my pincushion, I have such a mixed feeling. Happy and sad.
Happy because there was someone in the world
who wants to welcome my pincushion to her crafty space.
Sad because it means I have to part with it.
This one was particularly a hard one to part with!

Pincushions

This one was so much fun to make, I remember!
I've always thought pink is the dominant color in my 
fabric stash, but lately I realized I probably have
more aqua fabrics than pink fabrics. The bigger the stash
to pick fabric from is, the funner it is to make pincushions.

Pincushions

I covet this poodle fabric and have always wanted
to make a pincushion using it. 

 Pincushions

There may be a little too much going on, but
I think it turned out sorta fun!

Pincushions

I picked up the bike stamp before I started carving stamps.
Now I feel like I may be able to make a stamp like that
with a little bit more of practice!

Pincushions

This one makes me think of vintage style a lot ;)
It found such a nice new home!

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I love this one too. I'll have to make more pincushions
with a sewing machine in the middle more often!

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I had a lot of fun making it too. The linen looking fabric at the right bottom
is not linen. It is printed cotton that looks like linen and a button. So fun!

I'll probably keep making more pincushions for my shop
for a while, hehe. 

Thank you for letting me share these pincushions!
Hope you have a great rest of the weekend ;)


Oops I almost forgot! The winners of the package of Aurifil threads are:
Sarah, Joyce Carter, Karen P, Beezus, Dakota sews!
Congratulations girls ;) I'll contact you all shortly!


87 comments:

  1. omg, this is soooo cute! I am def. going to check out your shop :)

    http://seekvintage.blogspot.com

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  2. I love your pincushions! I would never tire of them. tried to go to your shop by my internet wouldn't let me. I'll try again later. I hope there are still some pincushions there ...

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  3. Stunning, I love them all and your fussy cutting is brilliant as are your colour palettes. Inspirational well done!
    Heather x

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  4. These pin cushions are so lovely, i like how all the patterns on the fabric some how all suit one another!
    SamanthaJayne x

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  5. Thanks for the lovely exhibition of pincushions.The same pattern but so many variations.I.m going to do the pincushion in the sew-along but I think I have to do one in this style too.Wish you a lovely weekend

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  6. They are lovely Ayumi! and you even made one with my name on! (Marguerite). You don't see that very often. Funnily enough I noticed this morning our local cinema has my name on their billboard too (I have to check, must be a film?), so that's twice today I see my name in unexpected places. Wonder if there'll be a third one...:-)

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  7. Your pincushions are just so cute. I'm noticing the little tags on each...is that just ribbon to give it a bit more interest or do they have your name on them?...curious, curious.

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  8. One is most beautiful then the others! I loved it! I must try to do this, for sure! Regards from Brazil, dear Ayumi!

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  9. Loving all your pincushions :o) I'm waiting on a delivery of crushed walnut shells so I can get going on some

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  10. Oh my, I will never get tired of seeing your work! But I have to get up earlier to grab one. The one with "Look, Jane" and the darling birdie gone! Hey who else has my name LOL!! xx

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  11. They're all beautiful....i love looking at your projects...very inspiring! Will make these pincushions soon...thanks,Ayumi!!

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  12. Oh, I love them all! You + Pincushions are always a wonderful thing!

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  13. super cute! i don't think i could pick a favorite, they're all so sweet!
    :)

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  14. these are way too cute, and I want them all, hehe...You can never make too many pincushions. :)

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  15. Each one is so adorable! Keep on making them...I would never get tired of seeing more!

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  16. They are all adorable!!! Love the stamping!

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  17. Those are Soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Nice!!!

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  18. Lindos, amei!
    Beautiful!!!!
    Kisses!

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  19. Each one of prettier than the one before. I can understand why you would be sad to part with them. But rest assured you have used those fabrics perfectly and they are all going to VERY happy homes I'm sure!

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  20. These are all so pretty Ayumi - lots of fun to look at so show away!! Your carved stamps really accentuate these beautifully too.

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  21. I don't think I will ever get tired of seeing your pincushions!!! Each and every one is so so so cute!!! I really like the new stamps you are making. I honestly can't even pick a favorite. They are that cute!!!!

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  22. As usual, just perfect projects from you. Just adorable.
    I must have missed you talking about carving stamps. I have some tools and materials here, but need a jumpstart. Could you point me to where you mentioned carving?

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  23. Keep going with your obsession - they are gorgeous.

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  24. The stamping + fussy cuts make these new pincushions so much fun to view. But even if they weren't, the point is that they make YOU happy and that alone makes ME happy.

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  25. Oh they are all so beautiful!!
    But the PRICK one made me laugh so loud! Genius you xxx

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  26. i love them all! the one with the sewing machine is my very favorite! the last one really put the size of these into perspective for me because i have the print with the little birds and they are really small. just adorable!

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  27. Yummy pincushion goodness A! Absolute eye-candy! Jxo

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  28. They are all so darling. Your stamps are great too.

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  29. Too cute Ayumi!! Your stamps look great too, love it all!!

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  30. They are super cute! So wish I had seen them earlier to snap one up! Looks like some lucky people beat me too it! =D

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  31. No me extraña que seas adicta son muy bonitos y el sello de la maquina de coser
    En una goma increíble, te felicito. BESOS

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  32. These pincushions are all too sweet! And I love the cute stories behind them ;)

    けしはんスタンプも良いアクセントになってますね♪♪ Ayumiちゃんの素敵な作品の数々を拝見していたら、私も久しぶりにけしごむはんこを「ほりほり」したくなりました。もちろん、ピンクッションも!

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  33. Ha! I saw that first pincushion and thought, oh jeez how good could this post be, you've seen one pincushion you've seen them all... Boy was I wrong! They are all so original and cute. I would be hard pressed to pick a favorite although the chipmunk with the apple tree on the reverse is so sweet!

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  34. You are always soooooooooooo creative!!!!! I love these! Thank you for all that you share. Sondra

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  35. Oh!! I love them all. I need them all;)

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  36. Your pincushions are totally adorable. I like your carved stamps very much and wish you would talk more about how you make them.

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  37. I love these! So cute! I wonder though, what do you put inside your pin cushions? Are they soft and fluffy, or do you put grainy things? Just curious!

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  38. Oh Ayumi! These pincushions are so so charming! Well!! I think I need one for myself, off to stalk your Etsy store!

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  39. Your fussy cuts are inspiring and the way you select fabrics to go together is something to aspire to. I will never get tired of seeing your work!

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  40. Must have 1 as I collect them. They had me smilen& laughing by myself. Good job.

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  41. Each and every one of these are adorable! I can't decide which one I like best! Maybe the pink strawberry one...

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  42. These are too cute! I can't decide which is my favorite. You are so creative (I think I say that every time I look at your blog.) :)

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  44. I loved it! Congratulations!
    Hugs from Brazil! Luciana.

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  45. Goodness they are all utterly adorable, you might make me addicted to pincushions too!

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  46. They are all beautiful... I envy you your stash, and your ability at carving stamps! I giggled a bit at 'Prick'!

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  47. The carving is amazing on 'sewing', so neat! The stamps give your pin cushions such character

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  48. I fell in love with the gnome and sewing machine ones...but all of them are lovely :)
    hugs
    Giulia

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  49. these are absolutely adorable. I love each and every single one of them!!

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  50. Hi! I am Júlia from Barcelona, Spain.
    Now I follow your blog. Great works!
    Regards,

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  51. Just beautiful, Ayumi. Soo, so, so darling, all of them! Your addictions are just roadmaps to what my next addictions are! What ever you do, I WANT TO DO TOO! Oh my oh my oh my oh my are your pincushions adorable! When I read my email on my phone last night, and got my nightly flickr mail with all my contacts' upload, I knew the minute I saw the thumbnails or your pincushions that they were yours. I almost hopped out of bed to go look on my computer. If my cat wasn't snuggled and nested in my legs - I so would have gotten up!

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  52. Adorable. I love the one that says "Prick" hahahaha.

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  53. As always everything is so fun and fresh looking! I love your stamp making and using it on your sewing. That is so much fun!!
    Show us as many as you want!!

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  54. As usual, I am delighted and in awe of your work. So adorable -- all of them! The fabrics are amazing, and the way you put them together is nothing short of inspired. Gifted, my dear, you are gifted! I hope you are having a wonderful day!

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  55. Your pincushions are darling, I love each and every one of them :)

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  56. Your pincushions are adorable! I can't believe you made the sewing and squirrel stamps -- they're fantastic! It makes me want to carve stamps too, but I don't know if my house can hold anymore craft supplies. :D

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  57. I never get sick of seeing your log cabins! Anyone can make a log cabin, but yours are so original. You have a great knack of picking unique fabrics. And I can spot your work anywhere!

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  58. I saw your pin cushions on Pinterest - they are lovely! I'm following your blog now so that I can see when you will add more to your shop as I would love to buy one!

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  59. I love your addictions, I'm never bored about them !

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  60. Your pincushions are just so sweet, I'll never stop wathing them!

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  61. Adorable! Love them all! Quick technical question... beside the stuffing what do you put in them so that the pins don't go through the back? You are very talented! Thanks for sharing!

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  62. WOW! Your pincushions are lovely, sweet, funy... great! :-) And you used really nice fabrics! :-) J.

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  63. These are all so beautiful and such great fabrics!! ;) xo Heather

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  64. They are all adorable and I can't believe the precious brown one is mine! Thank you, thank you my dear friend! xo

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  65. Які ж вони всі гарні. І скільки їх, я збилася з рахунку!

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  66. Very nice, thanks for sharing.

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  67. oh ayumi, i love these all so much! if you decide to make another one like the one with the pink sewing machine in the middle that you stamped "sewing" on please let me know. i want to buy one from you! xoxo love them all!

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  68. How gorgeous! I have just found you so I am looking forwardto looking back over your projects and have started following along too! Have a happy week! X

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  69. I really love them all! I'm so happy to have my little pincushion treasure made by you (and of course, a happy potholder, too!). And I don't think I could ever tire of them!

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  70. Cute! I really love your style!! Leslie

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  71. I love all of them!... They are so funny!...

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  72. They are all so cute, a girl can never have too many pincushions.

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  73. Oh. My. Goodness! You continually amaze me with the level of cuteness in your projects, not to mention the level of detail!

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  74. Its a amazing and beautiful collection, and the colors is making them more eye touching!

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  75. I am really enjoying reading your well written articles. It looks like you spend a lot of effort and time on your blog. I have bookmarked it and I am looking forward to reading new articles.

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  76. Great ideas, like always! I am very much impressed with your work..

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  77. This is a best work that by sharing this excellent and amazing information, this blog is going to be brilliant resource to get knowledge.

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  78. I just discovered PINCUSHIONS on Pinterest and yours are especially creative. I loved all of them and will try to create such delicate and FUN projects. Thank you for sharing! Rebecca from Idaho

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  79. They are darling! I LOVE pincushions! Thanks so much for all the ideas!

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