Sunday, 7 September 2008

Did I ever tell you I was an addict?

Maybe I did, maybe I didn't... The truth is I am a craft addict and when I discover something I like doing, I do it until I get totally sick of the sight of it, that I stop. And stop means I don't pick it up for a few years. Anyway, that's a bit of a side issue...

I've discovered another new addiction, one not as big as the dishcloth one, but nearing it... ;)

I've discovered how neat it is to make pincushions... yes, I know that makes me weird and slightly unusual (I didn't use the word crazy, but you could... LOL).


Yesterday I went to the local op shop and discovered 3 little ramekins that were perfect for making pincushions and at 50c a piece I could hardly leave them there, could I?! :)


So I spent the afternoon making pincushions, while my 3 girls made coupons and cards for father's day.

number 1 pincushion
(with added blood when I pricked my finger)

Number 2 Pincushion (the cupcake!)
Number 3 Pincushion
(I used some quilting scraps that my friend Cathy gave me - so easy!)
Number 4 Pincushion
(using an old candle holder - I love this one the best!)
I don't know what I'll do with so many pincushions... I now have too many to count. LOL!

Speaking of addictions, I have another confession. I LOVE teacup's and so you'll understand why my heart did a flip when I saw this little set at the same op shop I got the little ramekins from.


Isn't it gorgeous! I just love the delicate little pastel flowers. I couldn't leave it there and so I brought it home to join my little collection. :)

And look at this gorgeous bullion embroidery book I won on trademe! Take special care to look at the second picture. My heart about flipped out of my chest when I saw this pattern - it's a must make!!!


I trust everyone else is having a fantastic weekend and that the dad's out there (probably none read this blog) are having a great father's day! :)

1 comment:

Mommabear7@sbcglobal.net said...

Ok at the risk I have missed your location before, Where are you again? Funny thing is I have an aussie calendar a wonderful friend sent me and it says tommarrow is Fathers day. Here in the states its in June or something im not sure but not in Sept! I just adore your pincushions, Im selling mine in my esty store, have sold 2 so far. Can relate to your once you make one why not a dozen or more. Love your seconed time around store finds too. Wish I was with you to go too!!! Huggs Marion

LinkWithin Related Stories Widget for Blogs

My Etsy Store

Check out my sister's creativity

Come join in the giveaways... Jan 25th

Photo

Followers

Film Guide

Calendar

I am Loving...

  • Carving a 5-Minute Wood Wizard - Get started in wood carving with this simple wizard's head. Read more on MAKE The post Carving a 5-Minute Wood Wizard appeared first on Make: DIY Projec...
    1 hour ago
  • lost my voice - I know that I don't frequent this space as much as I'd hoped to this year, for many reasons, but the main one is that I feel my blog writing voice has some...
    1 day ago
  • Loving... - The months are flying by and I feel like there is so much to keep a note of! Here are a few of the exciting things happening around these parts lately - ...
    1 week ago
  • Asparagus and pill bugs - I enjoy hand embroidery every morning. My daughter and son wake up very early in the morning and I have time to enjoy stitching. A few days ago, I made an...
    3 weeks ago
  • - Crafternoon Tea Kingsland is back on the 3rd Saturday of each month. May 19 is coming up fast, make sure to book the date in your calendar. 10 -2 400 New No...
    2 months ago
  • Easter Fun - What a magnificent Market we all had yesterday. Everyone has really settled well into our new venue and we've really made it our own on Market Day. We we...
    3 months ago
  • Hairy Lu -
    5 months ago
  • Big New Things - [image: Pizza picnic at Pt Chev Beach] Hello again, at long last. It's been a while, but big things are afoot - HUGE things, even. It's been so long betwee...
    6 months ago
  • Dolls Hoodies - This pattern can be knitted in 3 sizes (small = 12-14" high dolls, medium = 15-18" high dolls and large = 19-22" high dolls). Any colour combination ca...
    7 months ago
  • The Walendar 2017 - It's been a loooooon time between posts.... in fact I forgot I even had a blog haha.. I'm back to tell you about this gorgeous new calendar I've created ...
    1 year ago
  • The final edition - And so my friends, the hour is upon us... Extra Curricular has made it to number 20 (which seems so crazy!) and I've decided to call it a day. This final...
    1 year ago
  • Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes - Or just shoulders and knees, really. I think I’ve posted before about my shoulder and how I’m waiting for surgery. I’ve been having shoulder issues for ove...
    1 year ago
  • Mercury Burst - Robyn from robynieland asked if I'd test her Mercury Burst paper pieced block and I leapt at the chance! It looks difficult and fiddly but it's actually no...
    2 years ago
  • Second chances - Hello again, if you are still out there that is. I'm amazed if anyone still visits here. What a lovely summer it's been. I've been far too busy enjoying li...
    2 years ago
  • Starting as I mean to go on - New Year's Eve is never very busy in our house. I was in bed by 11pm with a book, with hubby in the spa. We are not totally antisocial, we did make it to a ...
    2 years ago
  • Tea towel totes - New to Stitcharooney and available this Saturday at Flinders Street Market. I decided it was time to make something of all the very fabulous tea towels in...
    2 years ago
  • aladdin, jr - *Iago + Jafar* *Graeboss, MD* *{Musical Director}* *+ Squadron* *front of house*
    3 years ago
  • Another crosses quilt… - I had an urgent quilt request from a customer. A quilt for an 80th birthday, to be sent overseas. So after a quick consult on pattern and fabric choices ...
    3 years ago
  • - I Made up my Own pattern Needle US 4 - 3.5 mm Yarn Schachenmayr nomotta Cosy How much? 0.95 skeins = 85.5 yards (78.2 meters), 23 grams Color family Blue ...
    3 years ago
  • Mollie Makes Prints - I'm usually pretty good at resisting the Mollie Makes Magazine. But this month it has seven little prints included and I couldn't help myself. I knew I...
    3 years ago
  • Yogya Punya Sejuta Keindahan - http://redaksikita.com/ http://www.penginapanamanah.com/ http://redaksikita.com/game-bloodstroke-terbaru-hadir-di-android/ http://redaksikita.com/bahaya-oba...
    3 years ago
  • Introducing... - Sophie (2280g/5lb) and Toby (2770g/6lb2oz), born 12 June at 38 weeks exactly. Both perfect and happy and healthy in every way. We are in love with our gor...
    3 years ago
  • Holiday. - As a general rule, Golden Bay is sunny and breath-taking and beautiful and, well, golden. But even when it’s not, we’re still rather glad we came.
    4 years ago
  • - I haven't been able to blog very much.. at all.... Check out my Facebook page for updates or to shop online click the image below
    5 years ago
  • - Hello everyone. I had hoped to show you a pair of jeans that I made after taking a sewing class with Sherry, you know *the* Sherry. However, I made a few ...
    5 years ago
  • Spinach Balls Recipe - Everyone loves Aunt Theresa's spinach balls so I thought I would share her recipe with everyone. This will also stop me from asking her for the recipe a hu...
    6 years ago
  • The year so far..... - My year started out with my oldest daughter being hospitalised because of mental health issues. She has a diagnoses of Aspergers and ADHD. Poor Button. She...
    7 years ago
  • November Post-poned - Just to let everyone know that our evening for November has been post-poned due to way too much sickness in both our households! Thanks to everyone that RS...
    7 years ago
  • Farewell Ribbons and Pom Poms - I love you, I still love love love packaging but I have little time in my life and managing 2 blogs is just not working out. I will feature packaging on my...
    8 years ago
  • A big blog post that's long overdue! - My gosh, it has been well over a month since my last blog post! There has been so many changes in my life recently that I literally haven't had the time to...
    8 years ago
  • Brooch | Singleton Sock Monkey #3 - This fantastic little brooch was designed by me for you to embellish your favourite item, a bag perhaps or shawl?! At 5cm in diameter, they're sure to be c...
    8 years ago

Sew Translatable

I'm a faraway brown owl!

Brown Owls

taking a little stand...

Visitors