|Not just a pretty face...|
I fell in love with this pin cushion when I stumbled upon it on my travels. It is so nifty and comes in several sizes, this being the medium size version. I am busy with the jumbo version right now, and will blog about it when it is complete. What I love about this is that you can insert all sorts of goodies that need to be 'contained' whilst you are working on your projects. It can hold your scissors, thimble, crochet hook, nail file, darning needles etc. and of course pins of all sizes! How clever it that!
|......I'm more than a pin cushion!|
I chose to make it up in soft pretty colors and then decided to add some felt flowers to pretty it up. It was also an experiment of sorts as I am trying to find dies that are small enough for me to die cut flowers with for future felt projects lolling around in the grey matter! Any suggestions as to what dies do work, the smaller the better, would be so appreciated. I'm really battling to source information in this area as the ladies who do this kind of work don't speak English and whilst they appear to want to help, we can't communicate! Drat!! Anyhow, digress I do, once again....
I used the Cheery Lynne Mini Rose die to cut these flowers out with and they do work well. I cut the felt without any trouble at all and I assembled the flowers with a little pearl in the center to finish it off.
|Sweet little felt flowers.|
The card was one I made for a DT post and so suitable as my friend is an excellent seamstress and could really appreciate the card. I made the envelope using my Envelope board and it worked out fantastically well. So chuffed with this board. I prettied the envelope up with a rose I made using the Susan's Gardens Rose die for the first time. It worked out so well, so now I need to get down and make lots more, this time shading the petals for more depth.
|All ready for delivery!|
|Stunning rose, and my first attempt! Shows you how easy|
it is when you use the right materials!
Thanks for popping in and have a great week ahead!