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!

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.

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!