I recently received a request from Marianna for a special pincushion. Its for a daughter's birthday. I love birthdays.
I am one of those people who think handmade presents are the best. So I had to give this pincushion some extra attention.
She ordered my Design Your Own Pincushion in Linen with a different flower in each section. I loved this idea!!!
Here it is. I hope she loves it.
I normally stitch lavender flowers around an embroidered button. (See my tutorial on how to create a button without a kit.)
Just in case you don't recognize the flowers I stitched here they are. (clockwise from the top).
Daisy, hydrangea, delphinium, roses, gerbara daisy, lavender, geranium and the lovely hollyhock.
I have been thinking about creating a pattern. Let me know if you would be interested in that.
When I create patterns I tend to leave a lot to the stitcher. I would hate to see someone try to imitate me. We all stitch differently. That is the beauty of the human hand.
Even when we try to recreate someone else's pattern we find it just never quite looks like the original. That is your creative spirit fighting to break free. Something deep inside of us longs to express a song only we can sing.
So, you may need to wait for a pattern. I'm hoping you'll wing it and come up with your own masterpiece. In fact, I encourage it!
Here are a few more images for Marianna.
Marianna- Thank you for allowing me to create something special for you. It was truly my absolute pleasure! I hope your daughter loves it.
Note: As of September 2016 this pincushion has appeared on over 9 thousand Pinterest boards. Wow! I am grateful for all who share my work. Without your generous spirit and support, my shop on Etsy would just not be as successful and my blog as popular. I love to share my work with the world. What a gift for me!