Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Pretty Pincushions

I am taking part in Kate's pin cushion swap at Foxs Lane. I've made a fair few pin cushions in my time but I fancied something ...different...pretty...small,

so I followed a long bloggy trail and happened across the Craft Stylish website and I found these...

Aren't they lovely !!??

This is where you can find all the instuctions, you only need a bottle top and a bit of felt.

How to Make Pretty Pincushions - CraftStylish

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These are my own creations, one from a milk bottle top and one from a water bottle.
I enjoyed them so much I have to restrain myself from taking the lids off things that aren't even empty!

I nearly ruined one by running out of green thread before it was finished,because I used a little scrappy bit I had left over. Why do I do that ? I have heaps of embroidery silk in skeins, why do I get so thrifty with bits of cotton and yet seriously consider buying a new handbag for £40 from Cath Kidston...

Have a lovely creative weekend! Louise x


  1. Those are just lovely - I'm off to check out how to make them.
    I so know what you mean about being frugal with one this and indulgent with another....

  2. Had a look and love them lots especially the one someone made into a ring - thanks so much for sharing that find!
    I'll have to stop myself finding a lid now when I am supposed to making the dinner.

  3. They are gorgeous, so pretty!!
    I checked out the craftstylish website.
    I love them all!!

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  5. Welcome and Thanks for visiting.It was a plessure having you in my small "house" of crochet.Feel free to get any ideas and patterns for you to work and for your friends to.Always good to share and to give.This the best way I can share with so many friends around the world.
    I love your blog and your projects .Pinscushios are so beautiful.I guess you like to work with felt too.That's good and fun,I need to learn more about felting.
    Oce agin Thank you and have a beautiful weekend.


  6. I decided last night as I was tossing and turning, trying to get to sleep, thinking of all the wonderful places I'm visiting on these blogs, that these teeny pincushions look like fairy tuffets!

  7. Good evening!

    I see you have a black kitty too!

    Thank you popping by my blog...Melxxx

  8. Nice to meet you Louise. So glad you dropped by my blog. Isn't it nice to make new friends all over the world.
    Living in Gibraltar? Sounds so exotic to an Aussie. Just somewhere we hear about though you don't hear so much about Gibraltar. Do you like it there? I gather you are English from what I've read so far on your blog.
    I'm off to read some more.

  9. Thanks for stopping by my blog, I love your pin cushions...I have made a few with bottle caps as rings. Theya re fun but yours are so pretty.. :0 Debb

  10. Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comment. Folksy is very easy to set up. Give it a whirl.
    Have a lovely weekend,
    Rachael xx

  11. Hello Louise,
    Those pincushions are beautiful. Something else to try. Gorgeous.
    Just stopping by as well to say two of your Squares are now showing in 'Across the Oceans' SIBOL. IF you want to pop over.
    I'm all behind with blogging so I'll say bye for now.
    Hugs suex and thanks !!

  12. They are just fab! I think we all have silly ways with what we spend and save on! I will spend literally anything on make up and shoes yet still have not bought a curtain rod to put my curtains up in the spare room!!!

  13. What delightful creations, they're lovely! :) x

  14. Hi: Your pin cushions are beautiful. I have never seen any thing like them. Very talented lady. I just found your blog and look forward to seeing more of your treasures. Blessings, Martha

  15. These are so pretty! I love pin cushions!