Monday, 16 September 2013

Pin It Cushion blog hop

It's my day for the fabulous pin cushion blog hop - yay!



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:

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So please pop along and see their wonderful creations too.

Thanks for looking - loving my new kitchen from Solihull

67 comments:

Amy said...

All you pincushions are just sew sweet. I love the little mouse. :) He is my favorite.

Jeanneke said...

Wow, the bus is wonderful; if ever looking for a (bus)stop, head over to my sewing room :>)
Cheers,

Jeanneke.

Judy B said...

Love the yummy Christmas pudding pin cushion! The bus is adorable and since you sewed the kit together, it should count! Thank you for sharing.

Rhonda said...

Wow, you really got into this wonderful hop. I love your pincushions. The little mouse is too cute. Great job on all!!

Regena said...

great job

jan said...

Oh I love love the Double decker bus. That is too cute.
great job.
xo jan@sewandsowfarm

Tami C said...

All of your pin cushion are so very cute! Your cute little mouse is my favorite! Thanks for sharing!

Heleen Groot said...

I loved your story with the pudding. It looks very cute anyway, so who would complain about that! I loved your fabric choices....but putting pins in a bird or mouse....hmmmm. Especially if they are so cute. Strangely, I don't seem to mind pinning my turtle..... Sticking a pin in that double decker....now that would be amazing! Thanks for your post.

Vera said...

I love the pudding! :-)

Corina said...

Lots of great pincushions!

Marga (MarPie) said...

They are great.

Warm regards from Holland,
Marga♥

Missus Wookie said...

So maybe your pudding should become a paperweight? I like the variety of patterns and fabrics you've used. very cute!

Vickie said...

All of your pin cushions are cute, the Christmas one will be the perfect one to use VERY soon. Can you believe Christmas is right around the corner?

QuiltLaughLove said...

Great pincushions! I especially love the bird. Would you happen to know if the pattern is still available? I would like to make one.

charlotte said...

Great pin cushions, but I have to say that bus is too darn cute for words. Thank you for your creativity!

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Great collection. I really adore the mouse!

Thearica said...

You have a fabulous showing of pinkeeps this morning. I love that double decker bus!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

oh so cute!! love them all...

Gingini said...

Such a lovely bunch of pincushions! Love the mouse most, it has a personality. :D

Madame Samm said...

Amazing pin cushions by you, so pleased you were among us pin enthusiasts..you made our hop extra special.

Needled Mom said...

They are all terrific, but I love the bus!!! That is so clever.

DeborahGun said...

love the Christmas pudding :-)

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Love them all... but the bus is crazy cute!

ga447 said...

Great pin cushions and I love the variety you made.

krislovesfabric said...

Love the pudding and the bus, neat ideas!

Pauline said...

LOL, what have a bird, a mouse, a christmas pudding and a bus have in common? They all can be a pin cushion! Who would have guessed!?!
I like your pin cushions, thanks for sharing!

DeAnna S. said...

Great pincushion. You were really on a roll. They are all lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Carol said...

I love your pincushions, especially the Christmas pudding...too cute!

pinsandneedles said...

Cute pincushions! You can never have too many! Thanks for sharing!

Abbigail said...

I wish I had the pattern for that little mouse! It's so cute!
hulseybg at gmail dot com

Quilting Tangent said...

Cute mouse and double decker bus.

JanesQuilting said...

OMG what a great collection you have. All adorable and who would of thought of a double decker bus.

MooseStash Quilting said...

Oh gosh, your pin cushions are all so much fun to see!

Rebeckah Austin said...

Oh these are great!

Lydsfire said...

This are all great!

Lou said...

They are all cute!!! Great job and awesome shopping!

Joke said...

What a cute pincushions, I love the mouse and bird the most!

patchouli moon studio said...

Great pincushions!!!

Just Quilt It said...

Cute job on your pin cushions. I have made the mouse pattern and really like it. Thanks for sharing!

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Great collection of pincushions.

Heidi [Grizz-n-Dove] said...

Love them all! The bus is fabulous!

baukje said...

The bus is so cute, I also want one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Linda J said...

They are all cute! The bus is over the top cute though. What fun!

Debby said...

Cute little red bus! I hope your mouse and bird are just for show. Do you REALLY want to stick them with pins? (just kidding)

Audrey said...

Some adorable pin cushions. The little mouse is definitely my favorite. The double decker bus is pretty cool, too. Thanks for sharing.

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Cute pincushions..love the bus!!! Thanks for sharing :)

Connie said...

What wonderful pincushions and that bus is adorable!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Your pincushions are all sew sweet!

Lisa said...

Cool bus! I love your mouse too!

madebymeinred said...

Cute pincushions.

legato1958 said...

Your pincushions are delightful! They made me smile!

Susie

Suze said...

I love all your pin cushions. I guess since I'm more than 1/4 English, I'm partial to the double decker bus - lol. I love the fabric choices in all of them. Thanks for participating and being a great, great source of inspiration. Now I know I have to make a pin cushion.

Debi said...

Oh my, all of your pin cushions are wonderful. I'm not sure I could pick a favorite. Yum on Christmas Pudding, LOL on using stiffner. The bus is too cute and I love the mouse and little bird. Thanks for sharing.

Cindy said...

Lovely creations. I like the bird best of all...even without a beak! :)

maggie said...

Lovely pincushions all. The Christmas pudding one is just wonderful!
cheers
maggie

maggiemine42@gmail.com

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Wonderful ideas you have had. Thanks for sharing in this hop.

Annette Schultz said...

your mouse is my favorite .... but they are all pretty cute ...thanks for sharing
in stitches
institchesandseams@hotmail.ca

Margaret said...

You have a very nice collection of pincushions. Thank you for sharing

carla said...

Hi!!! These are all adorable!!!! Love the little mouse!!! I have seen so many I would love to make!!!! Thank You

Createology said...

Oh My your little pincushions are sew very adorable and ready to comfort needles and pins. The double-decker bus is totally clever. Creative Bliss and Great Hop...

Janarama said...

Cute collection of pincushions. I love the bus!

Kristen King said...

One pincushion is never enough..and these are wonderful! :)

Emily C said...

Haha love your pincushions. That one is great for when your frustrated.

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

These pincushions are so adorable! Love the bird - everyone needs one in their sewing room. And that double-decker bus... sew cute!

Linda said...

All of your pin cushions are so cute, but I especially love the little mouse. He's adorable!

LJ said...

Wow, one pincushion!! I have them all over the sewing room, at different sewing and pressing stations and for different kinds of pins and needles. Still, they seem to have legs and walk off to visit their friends around the room!! lol I love the mouse - super pattern.

Sandy said...

Very sweet pincushions...the bus is so cute! Thanks for sharing with us.