Filling the gap

My friend Jen is rediscovering the gentle art of sewing.

She’s a busy London woman, with a stressful life, and to me, sewing seems like the ideal antidote to the nonsense she has to put up with in her daily life. For her last birthday she was delighted to receive from her thoughtful husband a sewing machine and lots of sewing accessories. Being Jen, she’s fully tooled up. Except for one thing.

She doesn’t have a pincushion. Oh.My.Lord. What a terrible omission!

Screen Shot 2015-02-15 at 4.12.51 pmSo naturally, I’ve had to make her one. And she’s a bit of a one for the moodier end of the colour spectrum, so I’ve made it easy to find amongst dark fabrics… I even had some co-ordinating flower head pins to start her off. I don’t think they make pins with tiny skulls, swallows, roses and tumbling dice on the ends, so these’ll have to do. Sorry about that, missus.

In case you’re interested, it’s made from two 10″ squares and one 5″ square, three buttons and a bit of polyester fibrefill. And thank you to Granny Maud’s Girl, for the original inspiration!

Time well spent, putting a smile on the dial of a friend.


28 thoughts on “Filling the gap

  1. knettycraft says:

    Lovely… it looks like sth between cathedral window and these Christmas ornaments … How about a matching thread collector 🙂

  2. I LOVE your pincushion, and the co-ordinated pins. You are a kind girl.
    Last year I made pincushions for sewing friends for Christmas, with matching open bags for the odds and ends of sewing kit we carry around with us.

  3. OhMyFelt says:

    I love these colours, so vibrant

  4. EllaDee says:

    Lovely. The colours remind me of 60’s – 70’s retro… the colours of my childhood 🙂

  5. that’s the most incredibly stunning pincushion i have ever laid eyes on 🙂

  6. Jen says:

    Thank you so much! I love it! Best of all the colours remind me of you 🙂 xxxxx

  7. tialys says:

    What a gorgeous pincushion. I love the colours. Did you use a pattern?

  8. lovelucie1 says:

    Lovely work. Adorable.

  9. Beautiful – your lucky pal!

  10. Kirsten says:

    Lovely colours, very bright and sunny!

  11. Cute! Do you think there might be a market for skull sewing pins?!!

  12. pattisj says:

    That’s so cheerful and cute.

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