|Kaity looks sew happy!!|
Sew (heehee pun intended), with all this gearing up we decided to give the charming 'Piece of My Heart Pincushion' a go here at the shop and boy have we been having fun! This darling design was created by Diane Lamphron and Michèle Filon and we will be offering kits once the book is released. Of course we couldn't wait to play so we had to make a few heart of our own to display around the shop!
Kaity, who is our PR gal and also heads up our Special Projects team here at JBW, just got her first (ever) sewing machine and asked me if I would help her learn how to make her very own pincushion. Of course I said, "sure thing, chicken wing!" I had so much fun making my own and it was a real joy helping Kaity get up and running with hers!
|What a proud little pincushion maker|
All kidding aside, she was a great student which is all too evident in this photo of her holding up her adorable almost finished heart. I thought I had a needle and thread in my basket of tricks, but alas no, so I will teach her how to blind stitch real soon.
I made a couple of these little gems too and found that it is super easy to make them small, large, or any size in between! I will be making them for more than pincushions...how about door knob accents, or even make tiny ones for pins, or well (I could go on) you get the idea!! We are going crazy with the endless possibilities of it all!
For now I am off to play with more hearts and am wondering how big I could make one? Possibly a pillow size? Stay tuned...
As always happy knitting, crocheting and sewing!