Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Side Tracked


I left the words on this card. It seemed to make more sense. A birthday card signed by a child for another. The "f" in from was backwards. I suppose today it would have a glossy finish and a very overworked computer graphic cartoon image of a popular children's character. 


While I was supposed to be finishing up my bins today, I got a little side tracked. My hexi's have been so fun to sew I had to finish something with them.


I ordered this little chair from Erica's Etsy shop. It is so darling at a mere seven inches tall. Detailed with a decal. I adore it.


I saw a picture of this pincushion on Pinterest then I stumbled on the pattern and knew just what fabric to sew it in. I should note that this is an enormous pincushion. 6" round by 3" high.


A daily view of the most beautiful feedsacks to date...

26 comments:

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

Oh, I LOVE your pincushion!! One can never have too large of a pincushion or too many,in my opinion!!

Tammy's in Love said...

a little side track is good for the soul. Producing as much as you have been lately, I think a pleasant playtime with piglets was just the ticket!

Tammy's in Love said...

a little side track is good for the soul. Producing as much as you have been lately, I think a pleasant playtime with piglets was just the ticket!

Ruby Jean said...

Oh isn't that little piggy card just adorable.. ;) And that pincushion reminds me of a sunflower.. Very Cute indeed!!!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

WOW, the mailman has been busy at your home! LOVE all the goodies you rec'd and ordered! I need to post about the friendship tags...
Your pinkeep is so sweet! I love how you just put fabrics together!
Lincoln is so sweet! Great name!
Warmly,
deb

vintage grey said...

Oh, your pincushion is adorable!! Love it!! It is always good to get sidetracked to just create and have fun!! xo Heather

Barbara said...

I'm feeling, I don't know, parental pride. Like the little feedsacks I knew when they were just squares have grown up and found their calling. Beautiful!

Kim K. said...

Such a lovely pin cushion and that sweet chair with the darling bear family decal needed to be at your house.

Sewn With Grace said...

Oh my goodness, I just love it! So cheerful and pretty. Sometimes when we are least expecting it, an idea will come along and we'll try a new pattern - that's when I find I'm most creative. Great job!

Creative Breathing said...

Renee, Your puppy in your previous post is so sweet fanning himself on your rug. I just love these hexagons! In your hands they become even more special! E

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

OOoh love your pincushion, its so cute! Getting side tracked is sometimes a good thing! :) xo Holly

Mecky said...

Oh that is a sweet idea for a pin cushion.

I left you a comment back on my blog and should of wrote it here. We had a nice cool day here. I went to sit outside about 6 pm andI actually got chilly!! I could use more days like today!!

Diane Mars said...

I love the little chair, so delightful. It is getting a little cooler here thanks, isn't it funny about the vintage images and no brunettes, my hubby even offered to change the hair color on one for me...but I just couldn't
I needed to find one and I did! Your package is on its way. Hugs, Diane

ImagiMeri said...

Your pin cushion is just adorable pretty lady.

You sidetracked???? Ha, me thinks you're one of those wondrous beings that can do it all!

Love ya'
Meri

Kathy said...

Sidetracked... the story of my life (and often the best part!). That little chair is so sweet.

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Awww...that was sweet of you to link to my very neglected Etsy shop. The pincushion is darling! I wonder if I dare attempt it.
Visited the "Notions" section at Joanne's for the first time today. OMG!
Erica :)

trish said...

Oh sweet mercy that is a cute pincushion!! :0)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That is so cute, Renee! What a great idea to use the piece for that purpose. A nice big size, too, I sometimes find the smaller ones can be a little too small.

craftyles said...

I also love the pin cushion, Renee. How do you sew the hexies together? I have a pile of antique hexie squares that I would love to finish into a quilt someday. I've been looking for info. ANy help would be appreciated. The highchair is adorable and I know will look so cute in your studio.Have a great day!

Scrap for Joy said...

Your pincushion is adorable. I could have a degree in being side tracked.
xoxo
Joyce

✿Carol✿ said...

After finally learning from Barbara at Oodles & Oodles how to identify feedsack when I see it, I can't wait to actually find some! Your pincushion is divine!

Corey Moortgat said...

You know I'm digging that little chair!

GardenofDaisies said...

I love the pincushion you made with the prairie-points. (I think I may have pinned that one too.) And I love the wee little piggies. :-)

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I think that is the prettiest pincushion I have ever seen....

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Yes, that chair is precious! But so is your pincushion!!! I will have to check out the pattern.

You are such an inspiration!!

xxo

Chenille Cottage said...

Just how did I miss your amazing pincushion, Renee? I love it...and, oh, those feedsack prints. I found three at an estate sale and felt lucky...Just look how many you have used to create this lovely!
I love the petals around the edge...Just like a pretty summer flower, my sweet friend!
Smiles back atcha!
Carolynn xo