Monday, 29 October 2007

A thank you gift

A few weeks ago just before I started this blog, Jessicah at Spinning A Yarn blogged about a felt kowhai flower that she had made. I commented on her post and said she'd inspired me to make some felt native flowers for a pram mobile. In response to my comment Jessicah kindly offered to send me the kowhai to start me off. A coouple of days later I received the kowhai flower (even lovelier than in the photo), a kowhai stencil she'd made at the same time and a lovely card encouraging me to take the plunge and start blogging.

I haven't yet made a start on the flower mobile, but I have sketched a few ideas in my notebook.

This weekend I made something to thank Jessicah for her lovely gesture. I've been interested in making pincushions for a while because I thought they'd make good Christmas gifts (after all, what sewer doesn't need another pincushion?). I made this flower pincushion for Jessicah loosely following the tutorial I found here. It's made out of vintage cotton and vintage buttons with a felt stalk/hanging loop. I had a lot of fun making this. Hope you enjoy using it Jessicah!


Jessicah said...

How lovely Louise! A pin cushion is exactly what I need- how could you possibly know I've been checking them out online, but never getting around to making one myself!!! I look forward to it arriving :) and look forward to seeing the mobile too!

Nikki (Mother of the Devil Child) said...

Seriously cute pin cushion!