Thursday, February 17, 2011

Here it is.....

I told you I'd show you my favorite pincushion that I made recently and so here it is:

Simple Pincushion - Front

And the pieced back (which seemed to generate more interest than the front...much to my dismay!

Simple Pincushion - Back

I just love the simplicity of the front.......and.....I suppose the back's not bad either.....LOL!!  Fancy schmancy little apple pin topper, dontcha think?  Darn thing cost me $6.30 in shipping, I'll have you know!  BUT, I did get some of that Fimo stuff to try my hand at making some and this is what I did yesterday in only an hour:

Look what I made yesterday...

Granted, my mushrooms leave something to be desired, but the apples aren't too bad, I don't think.  I posted these on Flickr, complaining that I couldn't get the dough soft and pliable enough to use decently and someone was wise enough to tell me to sit on the blocks for 15 minutes before I use them.  Duh!  Brilliant!  How come I didn't think of that?  I suppose I could put them in my bra too, huh?  Nothing like warming up your dough properly......e-gads!!!  (I have yet to try it.)  Maybe I should get me some more colors first?  'Course, knowing me, I'll make 100 and then won't know what to do with them!  Ask me how I know that...........

The only other thing that's new is this:

Do you know who this is???

I had to make this for a dear Flickr friend who just cracks me up.  She is such a delight, and so kind, and funny, and really talented too.  You'll find her blog here.  I knew she'd appreciate my humor.

So, that's it for today folks.  The only other thing I've been doing is strip piecing to try to catch up on some older stuff.  I need to get a project off my dining room table to make room for something new.  You probably remember this:

WIP

Well, I'm working on it.  Wish me luck!  6 circles to go and I can get to the next phase.  Hopefully it'll be all pieced by this weekend........

22 comments:

Mommarock said...

Giggles!! Hey if you want it flattened really good, I will sit on it for you!

pinsandneedles said...

I love your pin cushion! I like the red contrast against the brilliant white. Very nice. And your small applique quilt just cracks me up. What FUN!

Penny said...

Love the quilt! What a fun thing to hang on a wall. When you're feeling bad, just take a peek at the wall hanging & perk right up! Love your apples & mushrooms, too. Might have to try that someday...way too many other things on the list right now. :)

grandmarockton said...

Bet you can sell your PINS! and love the quilt ( bet she does too!)

Lisa said...

Ooooooh! I love everything! Your pins are delightful, and I agree you could certainly sell them. Think of all the other wondeful things you could make . . . ladybugs, flowers, so many things to think of!

Your quilt is too cute for words. I want to meet his lady just from your rendering!

And the colors on your WIP are spectacular. But I'm biased, I'm a color girl! hehehe.

Carol said...

I usually soften my clay in my bra. Under your armpit is good too. YOu can do anything with clay and your pins were a great idea and turned out good.

The quilt is too cute. I like both sides of the pincussion. I love the name tags you add to your projects. Do you make them yourself? Very cool!

Wendy said...

Now see ... very inspirational ideas you have here :) Thank you for sharing ... the quilt is adorable and looks as fun as your friend must be :)

Wendy said...

p.s. I like the front (plainer) side myself ... gorgeously simplicitic ... :)

Matrix Reimprinting said...

What a very cute and lovely pin cushion!

Shannon said...

I love your mushrooms. I think the "not purfect" part adds the magic to them. That wall hanging is great. I love your style!!!

Sonia said...

You did a great job on all your projects. The one you made for your flickr friend brought a smile to my face. :)

Colleen said...

Hey I loved the front better then the back! Im the other crazy pintopper maker. I made some more. I use sculpeyIII. My research told me it is more pliable, and is better for small objects, less brittle then Fimo. Loving the string too.

Susan said...

Love it all - as usual - but epecailly the quirky lady. Love your pins - but where do you get such long pins??

Sheila said...

The pincushion is sweet , I like the simplicity of it as well and the contrast in color . The quilt for your friend definitely put a smile on my face so I am sure your friend loves it . The strip piecing looks really neat , can't wait to see how that turns out !

Madame Samm said...

OH GOSH gee willackers..YOU sew inspire me...love pin cushions too....love Susan image...wow!...yes you indeed inspire me..

Patricia B Studio said...

These are absolutely "WOW"!!!!! What fun to create mini works of art. I needed a canvas for some experimental quilting techniques (things I want to learn) this may be it... Not sure you might be willing to share this...but I am desperate for some tags, I love your little tag...MIght I ask where you had them made!!!! Thanks....

Piper said...

Those are the cutest pincushions and I can't believe you made those cute needles too! I think your mushrooms are too cute!
Is there anything creative you can't do? Man, you are one talented lady. I love looking at your blog and seeing what creative thing you are working on. I love the bright colors. Thanks for sharing them all with us! It is just delightful!

Cindy said...

Carol - when is the last time you saw a "Perfect" mushroom in nature?!

Thanks for sharing your quilty world. I love it!

Needled Mom said...

I love the pincushion!!! Both sides are fabulous and the pins are adorable. I like the mushrooms.

Sue said...

Zen and the art of pin cushions!

bearpaw said...

I love your strip piecing and I LOVE you pincushions! All of them! Though I think you picked the best one (hmmm, maybe...)!

Trudi said...

Great pin cushion! And as for Soooooz! Who else could it have been, really? It's so her, even down to the raspberry blowing! lol Great one Carol!