Friday, February 12, 2010

Like Goldilocks

This one is too messy. This one is too pretty. This one is just right. My latest PDF pattern was born out of a Goldilocks moment. I have been using (and stabbing myself with and stepping on pins because of) the magnetic pin holder on the left for a few years. I had the wonderful experience this year of having Ragnazidnar for my secret Santa. She made me the gorgeous pin cushion in the middle. Every time I used it, I was afraid I was going to mess up her lovely embroidery. I want to save that one as a decorative element in my sewing room. Obviously, I needed to make myself a pin cushion I would actually use. This one has multiple uses. First of all, it holds pins and there is no chance of my having any of them pointing sharp side up, or falling off onto the floor. Secondly, it cleans and sharpens pins because it is filled with emery sand. Thirdly, it weighs enough to be used as a paperweight in my sewing room. I decorated it with a "bubbles in my coffee design." Some say that bubbles in your coffee fortell coming into fortune. Well at $3.99 a piece for the pattern, maybe not a fortune, but maybe some cups of coffee - with bubbles please.

6 comments:

hoganfe said...

Cherie that pincushion is just so darling!

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Tasi said...

So nice and original!

Waterrose said...

Cute pin cushions! The coffee mug is so perfect. I end up having pin cushions all over the house depending on where I'm stitching...so the coffee cup wouldn't be so easily knocked off to the floor.

dailypainting said...

YOU ARE BRILLIANT. BRILLIANT, Oh, I am so excited, excuse me. But but its just that I have been waiting for a pin cushion that is well designed-wondering "How hard can it be? why do they sell these lousy tomato things?" . And it is cute. The gorgeous one in the middle well, is gorgeous. THANK YOU:)

cloudlovebaby said...

LOVE! I find containing pins with a baby underfoot a rather high priority. The 2 itty bitty containers I have just aren't cutting it! Thing is though, I'll waste the next 6 months looking for the Perfect Cup. ;)

ellie said...

Found you while searching etsy; if you have more of those cups, you should add "Blue Willow" to your tags, because that is the china pattern. Here is some quick info: http://www.ehow.com/facts_4912283_history-blue-willow-china.html It was my grandmother's pattern, and now it is mine. I just bought it because a)I'm tired of using the arm of the couch as a pin cushion, b)I am addicted to coffee, and c)obviously I am a fan of the china pattern. Thank you for your beautiful work!