I told you I'd show you my favorite pincushion that I made recently and so here it is:
And the pieced back (which seemed to generate more interest than the front...much to my dismay!
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:
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:
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:
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........