What I Made This Week, Part I
Pincushions. I don’t what it is about these little guys, but I love making them.
These pincushions happened, by the way, because we eat too much cheese. St. Marcellin comes in little terracotta dishes, and we had at least a dozen in the kitchen cabinet. I was musing on some way to re/upcycle, and these little pincushions evolved. I’m rather hoping that people will consider them as Valentine’s Day gifts, or even better, little gifts to oneself for being such a dedicated/risk-taking/curious sewist.
I particularly like this last one, made from an old teacup that a friend was clearing out of her china cabinet. I’d like to make all sorts of things from vintage teacups, but they’re not easy to find at a reasonable price in NYC. One day antiquing in Minnesota or Vermont would turn up enough teacups to craft for a year!
Speaking of which, please let me know if you have a source for the cheese dishes, or something very much like them. At $8 per cheese, this is not a sustainable habit.
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