Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Clearly Cute!!!



I love my pin assortments in my Fiberluscious Shop.
Its hard to pick a favorite, flowers? holiday? hearts? I love them all!

As adorable as they are, they can't travel alone. They have always been safe and sweet in a pretty glossy white gift box with a big, organdy ribbon bow.
I sent them along in a felt ball that was either embroidered or beaded. so they would have a nice trip to their new home.


Then I saw these adorable felt flowers on Etsy. Claudia sells them in her shop, Crafty Wool Felt


They were going to be perfect, but they needed a new box. I can fit pins in a glossy box with the flower, but I wanted this to be a great gift for someone who sews. I found my answer when buying my shipping supplies.

A Cute Little Clear box!
Its 2 inches square and 2 inches high. When the pins sit on top of the flower they just pop up for everyone to see!


There are so many pins to choose from. My Deluxe Assortments include, Halloween, Holiday, Hearts and Flowers, Jewelry Inspired Pins and the fun Birds and Bees sets. They come with pretty felt stars, embroidered or beaded felt balls or a sweet felt heart. I love them all!



My standard assortments are anything but standard! Like everything in my shop, I focus on quality, craftsmanship and cuteness!
Choose from these $15 assortments- Flowers, Millefiori or a full assortment including a bit of everything.


Here is a little overview of how to order. Then just stop by my shop and choose the pins you want to have!


Thanks for stopping by my blog. Hope you can pop over to my shop. I have lots of new pincushions to show you. Pick out something great for yourself or for someone you love!
Happy Creating!
Jill

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Cats and Dogs!

Meet Bella and Coco...


I found this sweet fabric on Etsy in Jean Maries Fabrics. It's called "Floral" Pets designed by Mia Charro for Blend Fabrics.
Sometimes you just sit back and let the fabric do the heavy lifting. With these adorable prints, all I had to do was to add a bit of patchwork, add a few hundred tiny seed beads and the rest was magic!

This is Molly-


I did have to name them. After a few hours of adding beads, I kind of grew fond of each and everyone of them.

This cute kitties are Lucy and Sophie.


The last puppy to meet is Ema. She seems to be your every dog. Her smile is just so loving. Just like every dog I've ever loved.


Like all my pincushions, they all have an emery core. Each pincushion is half of a pound! Emery sharpens and cleans your pins. I only add a core, enclosed in muslin. They keeps the emery from wearing down the outer fabric because its wrapped in lots of fluffy polyester fiberfill. I love how squishy and firm they feel. I really take care to create lasting pieces of art because I know they you may only have one in your studio and you want it to be special. Because these guys will be shipped, I baffle the emery core so it doesn't get all shaken to one end while its flying around the country. I want you to love your creation!

Each pincushion comes with 2 coordinating flower topped pins. They match each print and they give their cute hats a great dimensional look! I also think they make great gifts. One of these gals would be a perfect gift for a new sewer or for someone who adores their own cat or dog. I was sad they didn't come in a Whippet print! Maybe some day I'll have to make my own.

Some of the collars are adorned with silk ribbon and some are beaded. I added charms to match and "Lucy" has crystal studded glasses! It was just so much fun adding the beads, charms and crystals.

Each print is framed with 2 fabrics. I wanted to leave enough room around each face, just in case you felt uneasy sticking a pin and in puppies nose. I know I might!

I think they only thing that could make it more special is if it looked like your puppy or cat! Let me know if it does and I will embroider their name on yours at no extra charge!

I hope you love this pincushion series as much as I do. Take one home. Don't forget to watch for upcoming sales. In the meantime, I'll give you a special bloggers coupon code, FiberBlog10. Use it for these or any other item in my Etsy shop, Fiberluscious. Once you purchase an item from my shop, you will get a forever coupon code, so you'll never pay full price in my shop again! I love my peoples!

Enjoy and I hope to see you again soon.
Jill

Thursday, June 27, 2019

My Etsy Sale is extended to July 4th!



My June sale is extended till July 4th! I just added this adorable double-sided pincushion in all its red, white and blue glory and I wanted it to be included.
I also just listed a lovely Antique Churn Dash Quilt Top. Both antique quilt tops I have listed are so beautiful! I am donating the total sale of these quilt tops to the St.Mathias Homeless Quilt Ministry.

Just take a look at the antique works of art. My photos just don't do them justice. Pop on over to my Etsy shop Fiberluscious and see all the pictures I took.

The Feed Sack Quilt Top is so amazing. It is in tip top condition. I could not find a stain or a loose seam anywhere. It is estimated to be over 70 Years Old!


The Churn Dash top is Hand Pieced! Can you believe that! All 267 blocks are joined to a lovely bubblegum pink square. It is amazing.


I have so many pretty pincushions in my shop right now and they are all 15% off.

I am afraid that some may say my pincushions are a bit more expensive than some. I humbly feel that my pincushions are a cut above the rest. The best feature is the emery core. It gives each pincushion a nice weight, yet they are still lofty and soft. The emery sharpens your pins and needles gently. Because they are also filled iwth polyester fiberfill, the zinc coating on your sharps won't become worn down. The double layer of top fabric, (on many styles) and the soft poly fiberfill hold your pins for every day use. The emery gives them just enough gentle abrasion to sharpen the tips when you push your pins down into the core.

The fabrics are all pre-washed and quilt shop quality. I want you to love your pincushion and feel the love and craftsmanship I put into each and every one of them. I make lots of pincushions, but only the best make it into my shop. Just take a look at my reviews. I think you will find that you will be happy with one of my creations.

I have been on a fabric buying spree. I have so many new additions to my stash, I am in heaven!
The Star Pincushion on the top of this page has another side. Yes, it is double sided and ready to work. The second side is a fun pin wheel block.

So whether you are feeling a bit patriotic or just want to have fun, use either side and get sewing!

I have another new pincushion in my Etsy shop call Bee-Utiful. This one was insprired by a Moda fabric line call Bee Happy! How cute is that!


Now what will I do with some of these other fabrics!


My grand daughters are always thinking up challenges.
What are you making with your new fabrics? I know you have them!

Send me photos of or links to your projects! I'd love to see them!




Sunday, April 14, 2019

Double the Fun- Double-Sided Pincushions!





What is more fun than one pincushion? How about 2 pincushions in one!

I really love the pincushions I make. I tend to think they are very special and just a touch better than the rest. I take craftsmanship seriously. I want my pincushions to go out into the world proud and happy. I want to spread the joy I feel when I create something no one else has tried.

The pincushion above, called Monkey Flowers, was a super fun challenge. Nearly every tip is nice and pointy (just abot), every seam lines up with the next, (almost all). Best yet. this pincushion just screams spring and summer! So many lovely bright colors are sprinkled across this fun double-sided sewing too. Like all my pincushion, I add a core of emery to make your pincushion feel substantial and extra functional. The emery sharpens your pins and needles just a bit when you use it. Modern pins and needles are zinc coated. A full emery core would wear your little sharps right down to nothing. How helpful would that be?

I began to add an alternate side to my pincushions this year. I want you to have options. Choices are always lovely. If you can't decide on one, no problem, both sides come along for the ride!




This pincushion is from my Here Kitty Kitty Collection. It features a fun little fuzzy cat on a patterned background. I used a lovely Londonderry Linen thread from Crafty Wool Felt on Etsy. It has a earthy, natural feel, with the strength I need for stitching. It make the back groud subtle and special. You just have to check out her shop. Her felted flowers and strawberries are soooo oute!


There is something about the modern quilt aesthetic. I love the fresh colors and bold patchwork. It makes me want to create a full quilt. In the meantime, I'm happy to make some pincushions in the double sided style. My Modern Quilt Pincushion has lovely hand quilting in a variegated perle cotton.



I love my Love Notes double sided pincushion. They bring a little cheer where ever they go.


If you are looking for a fun project or just want to pick up a new pincushion from my Etsy Shop, Fiberluscious, I hope you give a double sided pincushion a try!

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Holiday Jewel Pincushions and Cyber Sale!



Happy Holidays to you all!

Check out my Etsy Shop Fiberluscious and save 20% off this week only and get Free Shipping! (US only) Just spend a total of $20 to get this once a year discount! Sale ends Sunday December 2nd 2018.

I love the holidays so much I wanted to make something special for someone to give during this fun season.
I have 2 different versions of my new gemstone pincushions in my shop Fiberluscious.

Above and below are my paper pieced gemstones. I am growing to love paper piecing. I so hope to find the time to show you my method. Well, I know its not really mine, but it works for me. If you haven't tried it yet, I recommend you watch a few different videos to see what makes the most sense to you. Everyone processes the back and forth of it differently. I begin by folding all the lines on the paper. I trim each seam allowance prior to sewing so I can line up the next piece. Whatever you do, don't skimp on your bits and scraps. Its worth it not to have to rip a bad piece out when it doesn't cover the space it has to cover. Hope that doesn't sound too confusing. Just try it! The precision is wonderful. It makes you feel like a pro.

Here are my gems from left to right, top to bottom.
The "amethyst" is 1st, the pink is a "sapphire", the bottom is my "diamond."


To add a little bling, you will receive two of my jewel inspired decorative pins with each pincushion. My new pincushions all have emery cores, just like all the rest. I think that sets my pincushions apart from the rest. They work hard and look pretty.

My other gemstone pincushions are made from a beautiful digitally printed fabric from Hoffman called Shine On. Oh my, it is lovely fabric. It has a soft drapy hand, yet works like a quilter's cotton. It is smooth and the colors are really nice. As soon as I saw it, I just had to start working with it.

These are my Sparkling Gems. The first is a double-sided pincushion with crystal rhinestone studded buttons on both sides. One looks like a diamond and the darker side is called tanzanite. I love them both. My grand daughter, (7 going on 17) wants a dress. I think it will be beautiful. Sometimes a 6 inch canvas is just too small for some fabrics.




The other pincushion is my Sparkling Gems patchwork pincushion also in Shine On.
The top is a combination of both fabrics. The bottom has the tanzanite color on the bottom. I think both sides are lovely on this pincushion too!



I have some beautiful Holiday Inspired Decorative Pins
They are normally $18 for a 10 Pin Assortment. They are on sale for $14.40. To reach the $20 minimum you can pick up additional single pins from this or any assortment in my shop! Don't forget about free shipping as well!



You will also find my standard assortment in Flowers, Millefiori or a Full Assortment of Pins. For the holidays, I have Christmas, Valentines and Halloween Assortment. They make any pincushion just that much prettier. Each assortment comes in a pretty white gloss box with a pretty sheer bow. Holidays boxes are shipped with holiday ribbon until December 26th.

I hope you jump over to my shop and pick up something nice for someone you love.
I have a few new designs and some old favorites in my shop. Anything listed is On Sale! Even a few Made-to-Order items qualify if you see them listed.

Check out my reviews to see just how nice they are. All returning customers get a great, permanent discount for shopping with me. I so love my customers and I love my blogging friends. You all are so very kind.

Watch my blog for a Stick-With-Me Decorative Pin giveaway coming soon!

Until next time, happy creating! Handmade gifts are the best!
Jill



Sunday, September 2, 2018

New "Love Notes" When an email just won't do ....



I have a few series of pincushions called "Love Notes".

I enjoy designing so I took some time off from custom work this summer to enjoy my family, my new dog and to indulge in a little creative play. It has been wonderful! I have so many fabrics to play with. Check out my Fabric Choices page to see how much fabric I have here.....oh my, its heaven!

My new favorites are my "love note" pincushions. They are sweet and fun and would make such a lovely gift to a special sewer in your life.
The front side has a cute envelope shape. The colors and prints lend a special nod to each message. Want to say hi? Here is my "Cheery Hello" version in yellow and white. Touches of teal, and pearl white add a little sparkle.



They are double sides as well! I added a fun little 9 patch to the other side.


Of course, like all my pincushions, they have an emery core, surrounded by lots of polyester fiberill. They also come with my signature "Stick With Me" pins.
Both sides include a layer of cotton blend batting and are machine quilted. This gives them great pin grabbing ability. The extra layers also keep pins and needles from migrating into no man's land. Because my fabrics are pre-washed, they are soft as butter so you don't have to wrestle sharps into the surface.
I love my pincushions, I use them, and I think they are extra special, super functional and pretty sweet.

Here are some more versions of this series of "Love Notes".
This one is called All My Love"


I really love the colors in "Thinking of You".


I have another new design to show you. It was inspired by a red and white checkered picnic table cloth. So summer don't you think? I made this one in teal. I have been adding to my solid stash. I found some pretty textured solid fabrics too that really make me want to play.


Again, I added quilting to the other side. I think a double sided pincushion is versatile. When you get tired of one side, just flip it over for a bit. Both sides are quilted and include a layer of cotton blend batting.


When ever I buy a new fabric, I find it difficult to start cutting into it. So I throw them into an older design. I like to see how they play with my other fabrics. Its a fun little "no-brainer" way of diving into new fabrics.
Here are a few new versions of my Round Patchwork pincushion. It can be purchased in over 10 color and design options.


Well, check out my Etsy shop to see what else I've been working on. I also have lots of ideas waiting for some time to play.
I have a tutorial in the works for a cute clothes pin holder that looks much like the one my grandma used. Its simple and fun to make. I think they would make great gifts for a house warming, new bride or for yourself!

I hope to have some photos of two adorable dolls I made for my grand kids. I hope they will love them.

See you soon!