Friday, 15 January 2016

Any sewing challenges out there? Hi, I thought I would ask a question today as while my blog was fairly quiet last year I did delve into a spot of sewing practical gifts to give family as presents. This is a small laced detail pincushion and glass dish manniquin pincushion. It started out as a time filler and new venture to get back to using my Janome DC3050. I want to make the most of it and Debbie Shore on Create & Craft was a good enough inspiration to get me back in, she is a genius and explains everything so well. Last year I made some 'bags for life, or as I like to call them 'bags to keep in the car' for special people in my life. They were greatly received and the scraps were used up very well and therefore no wastage. My daughter is very creative and imaginative, so while she was at Uni, I made these to add on to her milestone birthday presents. She initially asked where I bought them from and then was gobsmacked with my reply. It's always so comforting to know they've loved receiving them. 

There are many patterns for these type of pincushion on the internet and so many beautifully 'overdecorated' ones. I would think they would sit as an ornament rather than a practical usage one. Lace is from my evergrowing stash, scissor charm from the Works long time ago (came in a men's diy charm set), beautiful measuring tape ribbon from The Ribbon Girl in Ivory as is the 'handmade' ribbon. For the top I just slid a long pin through a pearl bead and then a silver bead from my stash and hot glued it in. Most embellishments have been stitched by hand.


Hot glue used to sit it in its glass base which is a heavy weight old fashioned dessert dish ( new to me from a charity shop). Lovely jubbly! While I was in the mood last year I made a small batch to sell. Hope you like my creative make, not a card I know but I hope it fits in these challenges...Crafty Ribbons, CRAFT, CCT, Pink Gem, Crafty Calendar 2nd, Crafting from the heart 2nd, Glitter n sparkle 2nd..no paper, bow, stitching. Allsorts...ribbon & lace....not entering for the prize as I wouldn't be able to go if I did win. So there we have it, now on a lookout for sewing challenges so I can show what I did last year. Have a brilliant day all!

6 comments:

brenda said...

Such lovely project that they deserve to entered into challenges Ruby. I donlt know of any specific sewing challenges I'm afraid but at Allsorts we are always pleased to see things other than cards, in fact that was the original aim when it was named.

And this week our theme is Lace and Ribbons and it looks like use both here (it's open for entries until 2pm today) ?

B x

Planetsusie said...

Hi there again Ruby - these both make a great little gift and needlework is certainly welcome in our challenge this month. The material is beautiful and the lace on both pieces just accentuates it. Thank you so much for entering the Crafty Calendar (Something New) Challenge this month, lots of luck to you. Hugs Sue Pxxx DT.

La Vikinga said...

Your project is lovely; and you even used our ribbons!! Thanks for participating with in our latest challenge at Crafty Ribbons this time and welcome back!

La Vikinga // member of the Crafty Ribbons Design Team

Eemeli said...

Sorry I am late with my commenting. I really like your creation. Thank you for joining our challenge at Crafting From The Heart.

Hugs from Finland,
Eemeli {DT}

Deb said...

oh wow, this is gorgeous, I love it!
Many thanks for joining in our 'FUN' Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
Debx

Kelly Lloyd said...

Wow this is stunning
Thanks for sharing with us at crafty ribbons
Hugs Kelly