Thursday, April 1, 2010

my creative space ... rustic + reversible

Following on from my post on Tuesday, my pin cushion for the Fox's Lane pincushion swaperama is finished ...


I used jute webbing - weaving it and stitching it on one side, with a bit of lettering embellishment - all on the machine. Then, on the reverse side, I used some fusible interfacing to join two strips together before stitching them (and a bit more embellishment!) ...


I'm really happy with the result. It combines a few of my favourite things - texture, typography, red and natural colours. I really hope my swap partner likes it too! Check out what's going on in other creative spaces around the neighbourhood and around the globe by visiting Kootoyoo!

35 comments:

Liesl (Hoppo Bumpo) said...

Clever design - it looks really fabulous!

Susan L (lily40au) said...

very cute

dillpickle said...

Every pincushion that I see appearing in blog land at the moment is very cool, this one included! I'm trying to work out if there's any chance a few of them might be on their way to me (rational answer is no, obviously)!! Oh well, I can always pretend.... ;-)

One Flew Over said...

LOVE it x

teddybearswednesday said...

It's gorgeous Nic.
I'm sure the person receiving it will be thrilled.

missy_minzy said...

Ya, I like it too. 's very Yardage Design imo. :)

Gina said...

Gorgeousness, I like the writing you've done on it (with your super-dooper fancy embroidery machine, I guess!)

plushka said...

It looks great! I love the idea of using jute webbing for making pincushion! Was it had to sew together? I find it a bit tricky to work with the jute.

Vic said...

Ummmm.... AWESOME!

Mind you, I DO hate you & your pincushiony-swap friends for rubbing in the fact that I missed out on joining in with some fabulous fun! ;)

Flickettysplits said...

This is gorgeous!

Jennie said...

Gorgeous - love the words on there!!

Penny said...

Ooh love it!

Sarah said...

Well done. Gorgeous pin cushion!

Caroline said...

Great pin cushion. With the work "pins" too, just to make sure. Gives me a little giggle.

Tammy James said...

Lovely work Nic!

beck said...

As my Lucy would say, OMG! Looks ace Nic, very stylish and original - like all your creations xo

Posie Patchwork said...

You can totally see the love & care you put into it, lucky swap partner you have!! Love Posie

june at noon said...

Oh, it's SO cool! I love red, too, and I like the unusual texture/material choice. The stitching is just right, love the choices you made and the lettering. Lucky swap partner!

edward and lilly said...

Love it, just gorgeous!

Stephanie and Carlos said...

I love the rawness and texture!! The red too...I haven't seen a cushion I don't like actually!!

xo Steph

Chicken Willow said...

Looks great, I love red!

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

I love yours. I am not happy with mine.... it lacks something... thanks for telling me my link wasn't working! jeez, I was getting paranoid as I posted a pic of myself yesterday and was starting to think i had put people off! x

Pearlin J said...

oh its so cute!

Violet and Rose said...

Loving the red and loving the jute!

ecoMILF said...

a reversible pincushion- genius!! xo m.

gret said...

Fantastic!

Luisa @ Dance in my garden said...

love it!

Cherie said...

Gorgeous, so versatile, love it. Hope you have a Happy Easter ;)

Mel said...

Very VERY clever. Beautiful as well as excellent use of a resource you had on hand. Very lucky partner x

Little Ted Canvas said...

LOVE it!

Ooty said...

Super Nice - love it =)

Fruitful Fusion said...

Amazing! I need to get mine done and sent!

Swirlyarts said...

It looks great :)

Kate said...

Love it!! The shape, the colours, the texture, the earthiness...could this be a new addition to the Yardage Designs range? Have a great weekend.

Renee said...

Very nice! Everyone's pincushions are looking great!