Wednesday, May 18, 2011

On pins and needles...


This past week I have been feeling so unwell with sinus problems that my creativity has been at a very low level at best.


One thing I did accomplish was a few more pincushions to organize needles and pins.
Up until now, I have used two HUGE pincushions to hold all sorts of tools mixed together: sewing, needle felt & doll making needles, straight pins, decorative pins, etc.

Recently I showed you the first one I made, but my plans were to make more. I have been collecting vintage sugar bowls. Have been weighting them (with BB's) so they don't move around.
They are also filled with wool stuffing--though I could have used polyester or excelsior.



It was fun needle felting the tops like little gardens. Now I can bring the bowl I need to where I an working and keep those sharp needles safely ensconced.


We are having a whole week of rain and this should help with the tree pollen. The Northeast has had a record year for high pollen counts and every where you go you meet people in the same miserable symptoms.

Taking my own advice... I will try to...


enjoy the day!

5 comments:

Nancy said...

Marvelous!

ELFI said...

joli! pas besoin d'arroser!

Beth said...

Hope you get to feeling better soon. The pincushions are delightful :-)

Beth

Shelley said...

Sorry you are not feeling well and so sorry I haven't gotten that little doll sent your way yet....been going through a few struggles of my own...I will do my best to get it shipped soon...love those sweets pin keeps....blessings

April said...

These are LOVELY!!! Oh I so adore the pins with the mushroom and acorn tops!!! So tiny and whimsical!!! Now I can keep and eye out for Sugar bowls for you!!!!