November 28, 2014

Gift Exchange Pincushion...

Next Tuesday is our Guild Christmas Party. We're asked to make a 
handmade item for our gift exchange each year. This year, I decided to make 
a pretty, weighted pincushion. I think the recipient will be happy with it.
This one measures approximately 10" long by 5" wide. I used printed, cotton fabrics,
vintage lace and button, and pretty pink seam binding, which I ruched down one side. 
I didn't sew down the lace over the printed fabric to insert the pair of embroidery 
scissors that I'm including with the pincushion.The pretty pink bow holds them
in place when they're not in use. I filled it with crushed walnut shells to keep it
 from scooting around a sewing table when it's in use. I finished it in about an hour.

Now, it's wrapped and ready to go with me to the party on Tuesday. 
All I have left to do is make a dozen cookies for our after-dinner dessert. 
Perhaps pink iced sugar cookies this year?

5 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Oh, that is absolutely beautiful! She will love it! Very lucky lady! Have a nice weekend! Twyla

carolg said...

ooohhh ooooh I loooove the ruching! And the button! And, well, all of it!

Jacque. said...

ohmy...that is gorgeous! Ya done good, Donna!!!

sunny said...

It's beautiful!!!

Createology said...

Sew "Pretty in Pink". Yes I think pink iced cookies are right in for this celebration. Lovely pincushion in your signature elegant style dear. Sharing Joy and Bliss...


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