Tuesday 7 December 2010

Plump Pincushions

When I saw Lucy of Attic24's wonderful Christmas Decorations, I realised I had made something similar during the summer this year.  Mine aren't decorations but Pin Cushions!  

It really was time that I made another post as I have had so many things to talk about and share but the problem is that I only had a really crappy camera or a phone camera.  Seeing so many people's amazing photographs on flickr and on my favourite blogs really didn't make me want to post any of mine so I just didn't take any.  

Every time I thought - Oooh! that's interesting I'm sure that would make good blogfodder - I then remembered I'd have to take pictures and well that would let the whole post down.  Weeks and months went by and I'm sure those of you that look at my blog thought I'd abandoned it.  Roll on to December and YaY!  I have a new camera :) 

Of course this doesn't mean that my technique of taking pictures will be any good but I'm going to try my best so just bear with me while I learn.  Sooo back to crochet and the pin cushions. Made with Rico Cotton (mostly) I had so much fun making them.  Some are going to be Christmas presents, in particular one is going to my mum's friend who has been a great help to my mum and I'm so grateful.  I know she'll like it as she already admires the one I made for my mum back in June. One was already a birthday present for a friend of mine who loved it!  Some may go for sale if I think they'd sell as they really are a lot fun to make and so quick as well.

Without further a do, here are the said Pincushions.

My mum uses hers all the time which is a lovely compliment especially as she is brilliant at sewing and could easily make something spectacular herself - but she chose mine *blushes*

I definitely have so much more to show and talk about and now that I have my new camera, it will be blogged and ready on more of a weekly basis.  so, see you next time.


Thank you each and every one of you for such lovely comments!  I'm so happy that someone else likes something that I made - it's a wonderful feeling :)

I'll have a think about making a tutorial/pattern and I will definitely have a go at making one for the scarf which you can see here


  1. These are really beautiful (if I am honest I like them more than Lucy's!)Did you come up with the pattern yourself? In any-case, they look stunning and who wouldn't want to get one as a present? My first visit on your blog. I hope all your crochet is as gorgeous - I'm going to come back for another visit! Love them.

  2. Oooooooooo lurvely pincushions and super pictures too.
    Well done.

  3. I really like your pincushions, they would indeed make excellent Christmas decorations and I would also say that I even prefer them to Lucy's. Is the pattern one you can share?
    Thank you also for the very kind comment you left on my blog. I surprised myself with the blanket - didn't think I had it in me!

  4. Just found your blog, and so enjoyed it.
    Loved your pin-cushions and are my favourite.
    If you share the pattern, I will definately be making one too.

  5. Love your blog! And LOVE these pincushions! Do you have a pattern for these? Thanks in advance! Nice work, and lovely pictures!

  6. I'm so glad you have shown your work to the world! The pin cushions are beautiful. xxx

  7. *gasp* These are so beautiful!

  8. These really are the prettiest pincushions !!! How about writing a tutorial ?
    Louise x

  9. I just saw that you visited my garden. So, I wandered over and low and behold, I'm loven' just about every thing I see here. You pincushions are too cute and can stay out soooooooo much longer and have a great use. Glad to have meet you and happy to follow now. Just hope to see you post more often.

    I see so many on your roll that I already know, how have I missed you.

  10. Great blog! Your photos are fantastic, Love the pin cushions I would definetly like to make one of these. Looking forward to your next post.xx

  11. Hi..thanks for popping by and you enjoyed the those pin cushions soooo cute
    Hugs Suz x

  12. they are so cute! I love all the color combos you used

  13. So lovely and much better than the ones on offer at the local fabric shop in my neck of the woods - I was in desperate search of a pincushion and the only one available was an ugly tomato shaped one!!!

  14. They are great!! you can add them to a string to make a garland and use them as decorations too!

  15. Hi Rachael, thankyou for your comment. I love your pincushions , off to read some more :0)
    Jacquie x

  16. Just wandered over and it's a lovely place to visit. I really love your pincushions which are going on my project list for the new year. Your color choices are inspiring :-)

  17. Hi Rachael, your pincushions are lovely, like bright summer flowers. I'll have to have a go at one for my Mum who quilts. Thanks!

  18. thanks for coming over and having a look. Everyone has such lovely things on their blogs, I need to finish some things and get them posted. Gail

  19. These are just extraordinary! Wonderful!

  20. Waww!
    Yuor Pincushions are so beautiful and colorful!
    Congratulations for your crochet work!
    Happy New Year 2011!

  21. Your pin cushions are wonderful! I would love to make some up for my family sewers, and for myself. Congratulations,and all the best for a wonderful and blessed New Year!

  22. Hello Rachael, thank you for following me and for leaving a message on my blog. You make really nice things. I love those pincushions. Well I am going to follow you as well so see you around.

  23. Gorgeous colours, wonderful pictures! Happy week ahead, love Maaike

  24. Hi Rachael. So happy to see you at Tangled Happy. These pincushions are gorgeous! If you get a tutorial up I would love to feature them.


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