Monday, January 17, 2011

Purple Pottery Pincushion

Alliterations are fun.  This weekend found me making yet another pincushion.  I find myself really enoying doing the embroidery on the cushions.  Maybe that's what keeps bringing me back to this project.  Well, that and the abundance of awesome bowls at the Salvo.  I got this bowl a few weeks ago for $.99.

The cushion is made from a vintage scarf and more of that salvaged batting.  The flowers were made with some ribbon I had in my stash.


My husband says that it looks like a purple cinnamon roll, and he asked if he could eat it.  He was just waking up when I showed it to him, so I'm not sure he fully understood what was going on.
I love the wide rim on the bowl.


This one is my new favorite.  I'm almost tempted to keep it rather than putting it in my Etsy shop.  Then again, nah, I have an awesome pincushion.  I'll share the wealth. 

10 comments:

Kira said...

I have to agree. I think this one is my favorite as well. I wish I had a need for pincushions. Or at least, even a place to display a beautiful pincushion such as this.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Really, really pretty...to me it looks like a lovely flower. Love the use of the bowl ~ very unique.

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

That's lovely. You've done the stitching beautifully. I must get on with getting better at embroidery - you've inspired me!

Sarahx

Krafty Kat said...

So pretty! Love the colors of the flowers and scarf against the colors of the bowl. Thanks for sharing at Gettin' Krafty With It!

Jenny said...

Love this so much! I need to find just the right tea cup to make one too. Thanks for the inspiration!

Becolorful said...

Your purple pottery pincushion = colorful creative circular cushion. :)
Thanks for sharing on Motivated Monday at BeColorful

Sassy Sites! said...

I love the rim of the bowl too! I think it adds such personality! Great job, this is too cute AND functional!! Thanks for linking up at Sassy Sites for our Trash to Treasure Tuesday! Have a wonderful weekend! xoxo!

Marni

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Very pretty and unique, love that you used the ceramic bowl. Thanks for sharing at Beyond the Picket Fence.

To Sew With Love said...

lovely pincushion!

thanks for linking up at our crafty saturday party! can't wait to see what you have for next week!

tosewwithlove.blogspot.com

April said...

Now that is a pretty pincushion! I love all the projects you have on your blog! I hope you'll come link up to my Sew Crafty Party & Giveaway.

http://wildflowersandwhimsy.blogspot.com/2011/01/agape-love-boutique-giveaway-sew-crafty.html