Tuesday, December 27, 2011

12 Days of Christmas Swap

Today is the day that participants will open my little giftie! It's a pin cushion!
I made several pin cushions over the course of two or three days -- sometimes it's fun to crank out a fun little sewing assembly-line project. The participants are crafty bloggers of all types, not necessarily quilters, but who doesn't need a pin cushion now and then? Especially if it's cute!
I was inspired by this pin cushion that's been on my "crafty inspiration" board on Pinterest for quite some time. I originally envisioned some kind of woven wool for the top, but I really wanted to use something I had on hand -- denim! I choose three different quilty prints for the bottom of the pin cushions and made coordinating felt rosettes as a decoration on the top. The rosette's are made using Betz White's genius tutorial. (I made them with regular craft felt and slightly smaller.) They all have a coordinating ribbon loops and three little matching pins.

The first two gifts were delightful. Lorelei's been blogging about them. A lovely way to continue the celebration of this blessed season.


Penney said...

These are just sooo cute! Thank you for the rosette link, I'll be making some of them for sure.

I LOVE color! said...

those are such sweet little pin cushions.
Be blessed to be a blessing

EmandaJ said...

Hi Deborah,

I opened my little gift from you this morning. So cute! I've been blogging about this exchange too. And I'm going to give away one of my gifties (day 9) to a lucky reader.

Isn't this exchange fun?!


Amanda said...

Thank you so much for the darling pin cushion! I Love it!

Frederique said...

Cute! Merry Christmas to you and your family, and have fun to sew new beautiful things to show us!