Monday, April 16, 2012

Zakka Style Sew-Along Week 3 - Zakka Pincushion

Zakka Style Sew Along

Welcome to week 3 of the Zakka Style sew-along! Thank you again Lindsey
and Amy for hosting this sew-along and letting me participate in the fun!
It's been so fun to see everyone's projects from the book 
popping up in the blogsphere lately! Today, I'd like to share with you
 my pincushion I made from the book as well as (hopefully) helpful tips ;)

z4

Probably this is the easiest project in the book, and I certainly love
everything about it! It's very simple but gives you a lot 
of room to be creative and make yours very unique! 

I closely followed the instruction except for the button on front.
Instead of using a fabric covered button for it, I used a cute
lamb button I found in my stash, just because I thought the lamb may 
feel better to be on there rather than sitting in the zip lock for another few years. lol!

z3

I happened to have a sewing-themed stamp of the perfect size,
so I used it, but I must admit I had a bit difficulty stamping on the cotton tape.

z6

My initial plan was to use this stamp that I made by carving an eraser.
(I've been totally hooked at this lately! I am making at least one stamp a day now
and have 10 books about curving stamps from the library!)
Anyway, one sad finding for me was that the stamp on the
cotton tape did not come out nearly as nice as it would on smooth 
quilting weight cotton, however many times I tried. It is probably 
the matter of a fact that it is difficult to get a good impression on
cotton tape because of its somewhat bumpy surface.
(Or maybe I just suck at it!)

Here are some tips for you

1. If you have temporary fabric adhesive on hands, you might want to use
it for the cotton tape and the lace placement instead of pinning them.


I use this glue anytime it's hard to use pins (like sewing rick rack tapes etc.)
It's much quicker and easier and, gives you better control!

2. When you leave an opening at a long edge to turn your pincushion
right side out through, it might be better to avoid including the area
the lace is sewn. Does that make sense?


This is especially if you are using something like a rick rack tape
that is hard to hand-sew. It is much easier to hand-sew to
close the opening if the lace part is already machine-sewn.

3. When you put ink on your stamp, it might be nice to use a Q-tip to
clean the edges of the stamp to prevent from unwanted ink on the tape.

4. Small print fabric might work best for the cotton part of the front.
I thought about using a big print for it and realized it would be too busy
with the stamped cotton tape and all. Small print helps other features 
(cotton tape, lace and button) pop up, I think! 



Here is the schedule of this sew-along again!






As you may have guessed, I have a giveaway for you!





To win one package of 5 Aurifil threads, leave one comment for this post
by the midnight April 20th. I will select 5 random winners and announce them
on the day after. 

P.S. Make sure to link up your finished pincushion over Lindsey's by April 22nd for 
a chance to win the fat quarter bundle of Monsterz by Cloud 9 fabrics!


Good luck ;)


181 comments:

  1. I will definitly join this Zakka Style item ansd would love to participate in the give away as well!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hi Ayumi! This is a fantastic ideia! I love this pincushion, it's very beautifiul and useful. Can I join this giveaway even living in Brazil?? If yes, please, note my name: simone_1975@yahoo.com
    Best regards from Brazil!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Thank you Ayumi!!!!
    Really lovely your pincushion!!!!!

    This afternnon I'll start this project ^__*
    Thanks for the giveaway

    ReplyDelete
  4. I've made my pincushion! Just need to get my post organised!

    ReplyDelete
  5. oooh I love the addition of the stamped tape, so cute! Thanks for the chance to win some Aurifil, I've heard so much about this thread, would love to try it.
    best wishes,
    Grace
    liberalsprinkles at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  6. The pincushion is so sweet. I need to buy this book!, I am so envious of your your projects guys. Thanks for the chance.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Love your tute! Love your homemade stamp! Can't wait to try it myself! Hope I win the threads.
    gina

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love your sewing machine stamp! Your pin cushion looks amazing too :) I'd love to enter your giveaway! Thanks for the chance.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Oh Ayumi! You and Penny are trouble. I feel my resolve to avoid stamping on blocks totally weakening. You make it look so doable and the result so precious. Great tips are much appreciated.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Pretty pincushion and I love your hand carved stamps!!
    Thanks for a great giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  11. The more I see of these Zakka projects, the more I want to buy the book and join in! Love your pin cushion.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Oh, I love your little carved sewing machine! It's wonderful! And I am so glad you set that little goat out to pasture :) (no giveaway for me)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Love this tute! Your pincushion is so cute and I love your idea of caving your own stamp from an eraser . I'm going to try this too .thanks for the chance to win the Aurifil threads.
    gina

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oops meant to say carving !
      gina.coetzer@bigpond.com

      Delete
  14. Great project! I love your sewing machine stamp... so creative :)

    -
    Dinah

    ReplyDelete
  15. Love your sweet pincushion Ayumi! And how amazing is that stamp you carved?! Such tiny details! Let me know if you ever plan to sell some!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Ayumi, The pincushion is wonderful! I love that sewing machine stamp too, I collect miniature machines and I'd buy one just for owning it, even if I never stamped, it's so cute. Your stamped tape looks pretty good to me.
    Nice giveaway, please put my entry into the drawing. And thank you.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Hi Ayumi! For a while there I wasn't getting your posts (don't know what happened). Anyway, lovely to be reading you again, and seeing your amazing creations. This wee pinnie is adorable, and what an amazing carved stamp you made! Wow! You've got such a good hand for fine details. Many thanks for the giveaway, Jxo

    ReplyDelete
  18. Cute stamp!
    Please enter me in the drawing.

    ReplyDelete
  19. I'd love to enter your giveaway! Thanks for the chance.

    ReplyDelete
  20. When I stamp either fabric or twill tape, I first iron it to the shiny side of a piece of freezer paper. This keeps it flat and smooth and also protects the table surface underneath if the ink goes through the fabric. I think your stamp on the tape looks great. I like the texture.

    ReplyDelete
  21. I love your stamp - and I still think it looks great on the tape.

    ReplyDelete
  22. The stamp is really cute, must be difficult to do such detailed work. Anyway, this is me entering the giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  23. That is super cute and I use glue sticks all the time too.
    Love all these projects!

    ReplyDelete
  24. That is gorgeous! I didn't do the stamping, kinda forgot! Never mind, I still enjoyed making it. I am LOVING the sewalong!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Great tips for the pincushion! I hope to start mine today. I love your carved stamp. I have done that before, but not for quite awhile. I think you have inspired me to dig out my tools again!!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Love this post...the new pincushion is adorable, and I love the tips on stamping and stitching. I even thought the stamped tape turned out great! I hope it didn't land in the trash can or anything. This is probably my most favorite project in the book, and I can't wait to see the new ones you inspire!

    ReplyDelete
  27. Thanks for the super tips! Your pincushion is just lovely!

    ReplyDelete
  28. It is so lovely. And thanks for the great tips. Oh, and I think I might have to stop by the library today to get a book on carving stamps!

    ReplyDelete
  29. The pincushion is very sweet. Thanks for the giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  30. Thanks for the tips on the rubber stamping. I was hoping you'd have some tips for us.

    ReplyDelete
  31. What a cute pincushuion wit a combination of linen/linen coloured fabric and a very cute pink fabric and lace ans a little embelishment.Thabks for the goos tutorial.

    ReplyDelete
  32. Ayumi! You must share your eraser-carving tips! :D I was really into that a few years back, but haven't really picked it up again that much. Do you use those carving tools? Or a knife?

    Thank you for this entry, too. :D I've never used fabric glue stick before... :o

    ReplyDelete
  33. I'm inspired - by both your adorable pin cushion and by your stamp carving. I've tried carving stamps and I'm not so good at the moment. I guess I just need to practice!

    ReplyDelete
  34. I think that the stamp looks adorable on the tape!

    ReplyDelete
  35. I also enjoy seeing your creations. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  36. Such a simple and adorable pin cushion!

    ReplyDelete
  37. Very cute pincushion and I love your stamp! I would love to read a blog about how you make them.

    ReplyDelete
  38. Thank you for you tips, Amy!
    Love the idea of making your own stamps. That must be teeny tiny work. Beautiful!
    I finished the button for my pincushion (stitched it) and now have to find the right fabric to it.
    Love yours (o:

    ReplyDelete
  39. hi!I'm Laura, I'm italian!your blog was mentioned in an italian magazine CASA FACILE. You are fantastic, it is already a bit that I follow your blog.Sorry for my english :)
    Bye
    laurasan@hotmail.it

    ReplyDelete
  40. Some great tips there Ayumi, especially using the temp adhesive on ric rac etc, it can misbehave sometimes! I have my pincushion done and will link later today. I haven't tried stamping yet but have just bought my first ink pad and mini alphabet for another project so raring to go.
    This is such a fun sew a long.

    ReplyDelete
  41. Looking forward to making my first pincushion! Thanks for the tips!!

    ReplyDelete
  42. Thanks for the great tips there Ayumi !!!

    looking forward to making a few pincushions :) :)

    Claire x

    ReplyDelete
  43. The glue tip is a winner. So is the cute goat.

    ReplyDelete
  44. Your handmade stamp is amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  45. I can't believe you carved that little stamp! Such detail.

    ReplyDelete
  46. Nice one for my growing pin cushion collection!

    ReplyDelete
  47. estoy encantada con tus consejos,y todo lo que haces me apunto el dia y la hora ,aver si tengo suerte un saludo

    ReplyDelete
  48. Thanks for the tips - very helpful!! And darling pin cushion, of course!

    ReplyDelete
  49. Darling pincushion and I just love your little stamp. As usual, your work is gorgeous.

    ReplyDelete
  50. You are fantastic. Sunny Greetings Daniela

    ReplyDelete
  51. gorgeous little pincushion - love the cute stamp and thanks for the tips :)

    ReplyDelete
  52. Your Pin Cushion is adorable! Thanks for the chance to win!

    ReplyDelete
  53. I have ordered this book and apparently it's on the s-l-o-w boat from Amazon. Maybe it will arrive this week! Neat stamp, and great idea about using the glue to temporarily hold things in place.

    ReplyDelete
  54. Very cute! Thanks for the helpful ideas. I'm going to get to work on mine soon!

    ReplyDelete
  55. Your pincushion is so so cute! tks fr the tips, I've had a hard time stamping on cotton tape too, you're not alone! LOL, xx

    ReplyDelete
  56. I am loving the book. I have it and working on some of the projects! Love your blog!

    ReplyDelete
  57. The pin cushion is adorable!

    Would love to win some Aurifil thread. Thanks for the chance.

    ReplyDelete
  58. I have to return this book to the library, but cant get it at a good price anywhere right now. I love it, but full price isnt my thing. I am having fun with the sew a long..

    ReplyDelete
  59. i love your pincushion! i'm addicted to carving my own stamps too! i love the button you chose for this pincushion (instead of the fabric covered one like in the book)! i'll have to get out my pretty plastic buttons too! they really have been sitting waiting to be used for too many years now.

    ReplyDelete
  60. Like all your projects! Thanks for the chance to win!

    alice(dot)porosanu(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  61. thank you so much for the tips on making this pincushion....it is adorable!

    ReplyDelete
  62. What a lovely pincushion! Thanks for the chance to win!

    ReplyDelete
  63. Already started my pincushion and loving it ~
    thanks for the tips and the giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  64. Would love to see the eraser stamps you've made!

    elleapense@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  65. Very, very cute pincushion- you can never have too many pincushions... at least if you're like me, who started off the yaer with 100 pins and now has about 15. Where do they all go?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I just read the bit underneath the comment box, so here is my email
      alice.wilson.awesome@gmail.com

      Delete
  66. Your pincushion is very sweet and I'd love to see more of your carved stamps!
    Thanks for the tips and giveaway :)

    ReplyDelete
  67. That would be really fun to make. Thanks for sharing and I really loved how you are making stamps. I have never even considered doing that and it is such a great idea!! Thanks for the giveaway :)!!

    ReplyDelete
  68. Thanks so much for the great tips, Ayumi! The stamped fabric tape adds a lot of character and you've really encouraged me to give stamping a try!

    ReplyDelete
  69. Love your blog, its always full of creative fun!! and a fun give away as well

    ReplyDelete
  70. I've been waiting for a Zakka project I know I could finish with my currently crazy schedule. Yay! Thanks for the lovely tips!

    ReplyDelete
  71. Cute, I love your wee lamb button, and thanks for the glue tip and stamp tip. Hmmm, maybe I need to go buy a pack of rubbers to carve...

    ReplyDelete
  72. Whoo hoo, something I can actually finish in time to "sew along"!

    ReplyDelete
  73. Thanks for the tip about the glue and the chance to win!

    ReplyDelete
  74. Cute pincushion! And I love that stamp you made - adorable!

    ReplyDelete
  75. Your blog is always an inspiration loved the pincushion and the stamp. Thank You x

    ReplyDelete
  76. Your pincushion is great! I can't wait to make one, too.

    ReplyDelete
  77. Very cute! Love finding new crafty blogs!

    ReplyDelete
  78. Cute pincushion--you have such a good eye for pattern & color combos; it always inspires me.

    ReplyDelete
  79. I love your pin cushion and I always find your blog inspiring. Thank you for the chance to win those gorgeous threads
    Jackie x

    ReplyDelete
  80. What a super little project. So quick and good fun. A pincushion that looks like a cushion :-)
    Your stamp looked good on the linen and the cotton - very impressive.

    ReplyDelete
  81. It's such a sweet little cushion! I agree; the sheep will be much happier here than in your stash. ;)

    ReplyDelete
  82. I was stalking your blog all day for this post...just wondering what stamp lovely you would do. Thank you for including some tips and photos for the visual learners amongst us. I wish we had started the Sew-Along with this nice easy project!

    ReplyDelete
  83. Cant wait to finish mine, no camera so I judge myself & ones that we can see. Silly but exciting. This is one I collect (pincushions). You have a lot of talent out there. Congratualted Kate #13 winner. See you in a few days I hope.

    ReplyDelete
  84. I love your little stamp! It is really fun.

    ReplyDelete
  85. Love it! Your stamping issues have everything to do with the bumpy twill tape and nothing to do with your stamping skills, LOL!

    ReplyDelete
  86. Great post! I got my eraser ready but not sure what to carve yet :-)

    ReplyDelete
  87. Great looking project and really good tips! I would love to see more of your handmade stamps, that sewing maching one is super cute! Maybe a future blog post can be showing us all of your cute stamps!

    ReplyDelete
  88. I always love the fabrics you choose and the way you put things together! That goat button is fantastic! :)

    ReplyDelete
  89. Oh your goat is so cute now he has his freedom, although he now has to avoid the pins!
    The carving looks great - nothing wrong with a rustic 'edge'.

    ReplyDelete
  90. Oh, so sweet! I absolutely love Zakka Style! Thanks for sharing the tutorial :)

    ReplyDelete
  91. Ayumi, thanks for the helpful tips! I've never used Aurifil before, it might be nice to try :o)

    ReplyDelete
  92. Thanks for the great tips and for the giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  93. The pincushion looks great! May just tempt me into buying the book! Thanks for the great giveaway =D

    ReplyDelete
  94. I like the stamp tip. I also enjoy sewing Zakka Style. It has been fun. Will try on this week's project (Pin Cushion). Thanks, Judith, Texas (reynoldsjm06@yahoo.com)

    ReplyDelete
  95. Great job, in all my years of sewing I've never made or had a pincushion!! I need to put that right, I've already bought crushed walnut shells for the filling! Thanks for the giveaway

    ReplyDelete
  96. What a cute pincushion - but I am seriously in awe of your fabulous carved stamp! You must show us some more of what you've been carving lately. Adorable! You are truly so talented Ayumi!

    ReplyDelete
  97. I am totally addicted to your pincushions. I save them on my pinterest board ^o^ -- And thanks for the lovely giveaway -- Clarissa

    ReplyDelete
  98. Thanks of the chance to win.

    After seeing your blog post I hauled out my Zakka Style and made three pincushion. Thanks for the inspiration.

    ReplyDelete
  99. a realy nice pincushion ,i have some little stamps and together there are a super idea for gifts .
    thanks for the giveaway
    Edith

    ReplyDelete
  100. excellent tips ayumi! love this pincushion so much! i really need to get some stamps and some versa ink and start making my mark!

    ReplyDelete
  101. I love your pincushion. It is such a great idea. Thanks

    ReplyDelete
  102. I am so excited to participate in something fun i loved making the house pouch and am going to work on this pin cushion tonight.
    I also am addicted to the patchwork wristlet i have made 3 already what a great way to use up scraps.

    ReplyDelete
  103. I love this pincushion and the sewing machine stamp is so sweet.
    Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  104. cute pincushion. Love the little goat.

    ReplyDelete
  105. Love you pin cushion and also you blog.
    Thanks for a chance to win something great.
    Have a great week!

    Debbie

    ReplyDelete
  106. Would love to win . I never tried Aurfill to quilt with. Thanks for the giveaway. happystitchermm@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  107. Oops...sorry for my bad spelling.. It's the auto-correct...geeze

    Take care

    Debbie

    ReplyDelete
  108. Ayumi....I love your pincushion. I absolutely love your sewing machine stamp! You made this?
    You are so talented! Do you have any for sale?
    I will definitely have to check into attempting
    to make these. What a wonderful giveaway!
    Thank you so much for the chance to win. I have
    never worked with Aurifil thread....maybe some
    day I will win!!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  109. I love your little pincushion.....can't wait to do mine!

    ReplyDelete
  110. Cute pincushion especially with the added stamp!

    ReplyDelete
  111. What a darling and practical project! I could not believe you carved that little stamp! I will be doing these projects too. Thank you for the giveaway. bonniesline@aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  112. I'm impressed with your hand-carved stamps. That art form interests me too. The sewing machines on the fabric tape look just fine to me! Thanks for the chance to win some Aurifil. I've yet to try it but am dying to!

    ReplyDelete
  113. This is so sweet! I love your choices in fabric and buttons!! Thanks for all your suggestions :)

    ReplyDelete
  114. Very every cute pincushion! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity! I would love to win!

    ReplyDelete
  115. Thanks for sharing your tips - very helpful. I can't wait to find some time to rummage in my stash for something unique to make my special pin cushion.
    wyzard(at)interlog(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  116. Super awesome giveaway :) your pincushion is darling!

    ReplyDelete
  117. great giveaway thanks love your pincushion

    ReplyDelete
  118. I am new to quilting, and I have not tried this brand of thread. What I have read about the tread it is good. I will try it in the fulture. If you guys use it is must be good. Thanks for a chance to win some.

    ReplyDelete
  119. Your style is so cute, love it.

    ReplyDelete
  120. Oh, I have tried this thread and loved it better than others I used.

    Love the sewing machine stamp, by the way!

    ReplyDelete
  121. I forgot my email, you can tell this is all on the new side, but super. I wish they had all these sites and blogs years ago. My email is Wandaspn@gmail.com and that is my reply above this one thanks

    ReplyDelete
  122. I love the pincushion! So cute.

    ReplyDelete
  123. I always love your fabric choices Ayumi!

    ReplyDelete
  124. Thanks for the Tips, and the chance to win!

    ReplyDelete
  125. I love that you used the little lamb button instead of a fabric covered one. So sweet! :)

    ReplyDelete
  126. What a cute pincushion! And a fun giveaway idea

    ReplyDelete
  127. Adorable pincushion! Thanks for the giveaway too!

    ReplyDelete
  128. Ooooooh, thank you for giving me ideas, Ayumi! I´ll try to make one myself soon. Maybe, if I am lucky, with some of your AuriFil?
    Deborah from gurteens@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  129. Love your pincushion! Great job! Thanks for sharing! :)

    ReplyDelete
  130. This is so cute Ayumi! And you are totally rocking the hand carved stamps! I still have the car able stamp thing you left me but I've been too scared to give it a go. Mostly because I don't have your drawing talent!

    ReplyDelete
  131. Thank you for all your tips and advice. I do like your pin cushion.

    ReplyDelete
  132. I love the button you've used! I wish I'd read your post before making my pincushion as I tried to pin my lace and it slipped as I was sewing!

    ReplyDelete
  133. Love the pillow! thanks for the Giveaway :-)

    ReplyDelete
  134. Cute pincushion! What a great giveaway,

    ReplyDelete
  135. Adorable! I love the pink fabric in your pin cushion!

    ReplyDelete
  136. What colorful packaging on the thread! And I LOVE your stamp....haven't carved in a while....should pick up the carving tool again!!

    ReplyDelete
  137. The pincushion is very cute. I definitely need to make one for my sewing room. Thanks for a great giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  138. I was so excited about doing this project that I started it on Sunday! Love yours ~ so sweet.
    Thanks for the giveaway ~ awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  139. thanks for the tip on the glue stick! i used it for mine and it worked wonderfully! i would love to try some of this thread as well!

    ReplyDelete
  140. Wow, you always share some thing interesting and creative, no-doubt your posts are very helpful to learn about new things can decorate our home.

    ReplyDelete
  141. Oh my gosh. Sew super cute. I thought that button looked more lamb. But either way it makes it special.

    ReplyDelete
  142. Lovely pincushion, great tips, very nice stamp, Thanks for the giveaway

    ReplyDelete
  143. I can't believe you carved that wee little sewing machine. And your pin cushion is so cute, too.

    ReplyDelete
  144. Hey Ayumi! Long time no chat. Your pin cushion is of course lovely. I have a tip for your fabric stamping. I love the "carvability" (such a word??) of the erasers but the rubber is not very flexible on textured fabric. Another way to make stamps is to cut the designs out of craft foam - not as detailed as the carved erasers unfortunately, but they seem to press a lot more ink into the fabric as they have more give. I use a scalpel to cut the foam and then I glue it onto a firm base - whatever I have handy at the time. You can see a few I did on my blog in my "Fabric painting" category. These were quite big ones. But if you want little ones it can work too. They just can't be quite as detailed as your fabulous sewing machine.
    Thanks for the great giveaway!
    Berene

    ReplyDelete
  145. What an adorable little pincushion! The lamb button is too cute, too!
    You are very patient, to be able to carve out designs to make your own stamps!
    Thanks for the chance to win the Aurifil !

    sue
    legato1958@aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  146. I'd love for you to show more of your carved stamps. It's the sort of thing I admire but am terrible at.
    Please enter me in the giveaway. Thanks.

    ReplyDelete
  147. Such a cute pincushion!
    Stamping on tape can be a bit tricky, but it is a bit easier if you use some temporary adhesive to stick the tape down on a firm surface (I use double-sized sticky tape). Next, pounce the stamp onto the Fabric or Stazon ink -- don't press it down onto the pad. When it is good and covered with ink, blow on the stamp before you make the impression. The slight moisture in your breath makes the ink a bit stickier. Apply a firm pressure, but don't wiggle the stamp. Lift it up straight up from the tape. It should look pretty good. I heat set the image, once it is dry, by ironing it with a dry iron.

    ReplyDelete
  148. Perfect timing! I think I'm supposed to make a pin cushion for a sewing retreat this weekend. :)

    ReplyDelete
  149. You're clever carving that little stamp. I love the colours of the sewing threads, thank you for the giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  150. Wow - that sewing machine stamp is very cute. I've tried stamping on that type of tape and if it's any consolation, mine wasn't even as good as yours:-( Thanks for the give-away.

    ReplyDelete
  151. I love the sewing machine stamp that you made. This really inspires me to get an eraser, cut, and stamp away. Thank You.

    ReplyDelete
  152. That pincushion is almost too cute to stick pins in. I love the lace on it. Thanks for hosting this part of the sew along. I would love to win the give-away.

    ReplyDelete
  153. fantastic tutorial! Have you ever seen a stick glue for the fabric in USA?

    ReplyDelete
  154. what a cute pincushion, and ♥ the sewing machine stamp.
    Count me in for this giveaway, Ayumi~
    Arigatou ☻

    ReplyDelete
  155. So glad to stumble across this today - my zakka style book arrived on Monday and I have a day off today :) guess what I'm going to be doing?!

    ReplyDelete
  156. I love the button on your pin cushion! and your carving of that sewing machine for the stamp is amazing!! This is my first week of joining in with the sew along!! Can't wait to get started!

    ReplyDelete
  157. Love this! Off to buy some lace to make this!

    ReplyDelete
  158. I have been having a blast with this sew a long. Thank you for the opportunity to win some aurifil thread. I haven't tried them yet.

    Thank you again.

    ReplyDelete
  159. Cute -- thanks! I think this may be the week I jump into the sew-along -- I do love that pincusion!

    ReplyDelete
  160. I like the sewing machine on the twill tape.
    My library copy of Zakka Style should be in my hands soon.
    I've seen it on-line and love the projects. I will have to see if I can detrack from my purse frenzy to sew some of the projects on this sew-a-long.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  161. Thank you for your tips on using fabric glue and the q tip. Thanks you for the chance to win.

    Rocio H. thisbe31(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  162. I've made my pincushion today :-) Also looking forward to trying aurifil, I've heard a lot of good comments about it.

    ReplyDelete
  163. Very nice tips, Ayumi. Maybe I'll get to try this one =)

    ReplyDelete
  164. Your pincushion is totally adorable, and I appreciate the kind words about this project (this is my project in the book) I'm so happy that you found it left room for each & every one's creativity, besides being very easy to make. Thanks for your feedback :)

    ReplyDelete
  165. Your pincushions are always so georgeous! Thank you for this!

    amace(at)cox(dot)net

    ReplyDelete
  166. thanks for the tips! your pincushion is super cute. :) jen at jeniferorama(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  167. I love your pincushion! Fun way to use up little bits trim. Also I've heart that the Aurafill thread is really nice...but I've never had the privilege of working with it.
    -Emily (sugar-spice24@hotmail.com)

    ReplyDelete
  168. I found your blog and the SAL sounds great. Will come back for have a more closer look soon.
    Thanks for the chance to win the Aurifil garn which I would love to use.
    Greetings from Germany
    Birgitt
    Ritterin@web.de

    ReplyDelete
  169. ooh, what a nice giveaway! thanks for the chance.

    ReplyDelete
  170. I love your pincushion- especially the spool fabric! Thanks for the tips! and thanks for the giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  171. This is my first time here, Contemporary Cloth sent me from Facebook. I just have to say WOW, great fabric stash! I love all the cute bits of fabric in your pincushions. If I could afford more Japanese fabric, I would buy it in great yardfulls ;) Right now I only have a few, mostly with Russian motifs/matroyshkas (nesting dolls), since my husband is Russian. I have to try my hand at carving stamps, too. Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  172. Awesome post...so full of great ideas and tips! Thanks very much for the chance to win. I'm off to try and make a pincushion!

    ReplyDelete