I actually made all of these about a month ago (as soon as the hexie blog hop finished basically) so therefore have no excuse for the poor photos which I have left until the last minute to photograph and a. the weather has turned rainy and dreary and b. I have had a new kitchen so the whole house is a tip still while we are slowly putting stuff back in right place!
Anyway first off I did a bird:
(still yet to have a felt beak added!) - aerial view:
from a pattern I had bought about three years ago and using just some old Michael Miller fabrics I had left over.
Next came this cute mouse:
from a kit I bought in the States in June 2012!
Then I got around to making up a Christmas kit I got last November which was a Christmas Pudding doorstop, after I had made it I thought I would resize it and make a smaller one for a pin cushion:
however it's still about 5" high! and also without thinking I backed the material with stiffener the same as for my doorstop so the pins are really difficult to get in and are going to blunt in no time - oh well. Also I have no idea why this is the pin cushion I am currently using as its a. not Christmas and b. takes muscle to stick the pins in!
Then finally look at this cutie patootie that I picked up at my local craft shop in a sale:
isn't it fabulous! the kit came with all materials supplied, the felt was all precut and even was presented in a lovely pink suitcase to boot!
Hope you have enjoyed your visit to see my creations - I have only ever had one pin cushion in the past (a lovely cup cake one I made about five years ago) but I think I have caught the bug now and may just need to make some more!
I would just like to say a big thank you to Mdm Samm and Kristen for organising and running this wonderful blog hop. I share my day with these other sewers:
Sunshine Reflections you are here!
So please pop along and see their wonderful creations too.
Thanks for looking - loving my new kitchen from Solihull