Tuesday, June 15, 2010

I think I'm possessed!

Remember the pincushions from the last post? Well hey, that was only the beginning!! I think I'm possessed with this whole thing now! E-gads! First I had to wait for my 100% cotton batting, (which is working pretty well, I'll admit), but now I'm hearing about all sorts of other stuff I should be using, like reptile litter (crushed walnut shells....and there are different grades) and crushed silca sand (which comes in a 100 lb bag...or so). Now, I really don't know what to do! Should I stop or continue with what I have? I did buy the walnut shell stuff yesterday ($10 for 7 lbs), but have been told that the brand I got wasn't fine enough. Poop! Things are desperate too....see my current pincushion:

My Pincushion

Think it needs replacement? Poor thing! Lord knows how many lost pins might be inside!! In the meantime, while I'm deciding, I thought you might want to see the latest creations:

Scrappy Pincushion #3

50's Pincushion

Pincushion #5

Real Scrappy Pincushions

Citrus Pincushion

Happy Birthday Pincushion

Scrappy Twins

And I'm not done yet! E-gads.....I told you I was possessed!! AND THEN......the doll swap is starting again!!! Oh my....another marathon! Looks like I'm going to have one busy summer!!


BahamaDawn said...

i think your obsession has been a good thing!! all of your pincushions are amazing!

Michele said...

I love pincushions! Yours are so fun! Make more!

Béa said...

All your pincushions are amazing. I love !

Angie said...

You ARE possessed, but look at your old pincushion. You could probably use ALL of the others.

Jen said...

The Silica Sand is probably the cheapest and easiest to get this time of year because it's used for pool filters.

My pins don't have a long enough life span to worry about what's in my pin cushion! But, now I know to ask what's in them...holy crap I'd be itching like crazy because of walnut shells and never know why.

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Your pin cushions are just too cute!

Cathie said...

Okay - WOW! Those are sew cute. I thought I've seen just about every type/style of cushion - but yours are so cute and unique. And, just for the heck of it - I make pin cushion (mouses!http://clevelandgirlie.blogspot.com/2008/12/mouse-parade-on-etsy.html ) and I use - drumroll........ Aquarium Sand in mine. Nice weight to it, and sharpens pins! So now you can add that to your shopping list. Wallmart and petstores carry it.
Anytime you'd like to do a little pincushion swap - I'm in!

Cole's Corner said...

YOU.ARE.AMAZING!!! Have I said that before???

Anja said...

Sooo cute!
I love the red-white ones with the shabby seams!


What Comes Next? said...

You are possessed! Quick, call the exorcist - no wait, make that the mailman and send any one of those gorgeous pincushions my way! W!O!W!

Linda said...
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Linda said...

What super pincushions! Lovely designs and colours. Are they all for your Swap? If so there will be a lot of happy people out there! I've seen lots of your other pincushions on Flickr and so many are my favourites. Keep up the good work!

artwarelv said...

Stick with what you're using. I think these are the cat's meow. I tried making the tuna can pincushions and they are hard to get the folds out. I might try yours. Love your colors. Sharon M