Thursday, June 23, 2022

Good Things come in small packages...

If you have ever ordered a pincushion from my Fiberluscious shop, you know, I rarely do anything small. My pincushions are normally fat and sassy and ready to hold lots of pins. But, lately, I've been thinking small. I wanted to make a pincushion that less than $20 and use some of my favorite fabrics without all the bigness of my usual patterns. I started with some 1" strips and began to play. I had fun and these little wonders are really some of my favorites. They have my signature emery core. They also come with a pair of coordinating decorative pins. Each pincushion is less than 4 inches high. The largest is 3 1/4 by 5 7/8. Take a look and if you think you want to take one home with you, pop over to my shop. Use the coupon code, FiberBlog10 and get 10% off. Once you order I'll give you another coupon code that never expires and can be used over and over again! I told you I rarely do anything small. The pincushion above is a Mini Wonder. Its 3 1/4" square. I used Wonder by Carrie Bloomston and a sweet banner print called "Go Fish" for Blend Fabrics. You have to just love this rainbow of fun colors. This same style comes in Eat Your Veggies green by the same name of this fun triangle print called "Eat Your Veggies", from Blend. I used some pretty green solids as well. I really love Blend fabrics. They have nice weight and have a lovely hand.
My favorite is my Blue Bird using Tilda's GardenLife collection. Tilda's fabrics just make me happy. This pincushion features a lovely blue bird on one side and a yellow butterfly on the bottom. Both sides are quilted and either side can be used as the top. So when you need a change, just turn it over! Its 3 1/4" by 5 7/8" long. It also has an emery core and comes with 2 pretty pins.
Last but not least is a pincushion I called Sunny Side Up Ombre. I used Tula Pink's "True Colors" and a variety of solids that range from sunny yellow to bright orange and finally deep fuschia pink. It just makes me smile. Its 4 1/2 by 3 1/2".
Hope you try working small too once in a while. But never forget to think BIG! Happy Summer!

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