Thursday, January 5, 2012

Now THAT'S a pincusion!

Hi Kids!
How's your week been so far? Going well? Getting back into the post holiday swing of things? Why is it that short work weeks sometimes feel longer than regular weeks? Hmph...

Ok! This here is something I made for my pal, Jill for Christmas. I saw this first on Pinterest (ack! I can't find the link, I'll find it and edit this post tonight!) and knew that I HAD to make one because it looked like fun, because I knew Jill would love it, and because I already had the perfect fabric.

I give you the worlds largest pincushion!
 No joke, it's a biggin.

I knew Jill would love these fabrics because we've talked about this line before.

 I cut into my Bliss stash to make this, and I'm so glad I did. I was a little worried once I got into the project, this was a fiddly job. Let's just say that I'm really glad I have one of those handy ergonomic seam rippers, because I ripped this little baddie apart several times.

 The end result was worth it though, I think it came out sew cute, and Jill loved it, yaaaay!

See, I told you it's big! It's the size of a small cake!
mmm... cake.

I love the way it looks, and now that I've been through the whole thing and have a feel for it, I'm going to be making one of these for myself out of my Happy Mochi Yum Yum fabric, (I ♥ Happy Zombie!). That's my favorite fabric line of all time. I have several projects lined up for in in the coming months.

All in all, I'd say this wasn't exaclty an easy sewing project (although, I'm sure it was just me... I was kind of stressed when I was making it) but the results were pretty darn good (I think) and I'll definitely make it again.

Let me know what y'all think!


Kristi said...

I love it! It reminds me of a little ottoman. It's a pin ottoman! ♥

suzitee said...

Well now...let me think...LOL
You know I LOVE it, because it's made from Bliss, and it looks like a cake, and it's made from Bliss, and I love everything you make, and hello? IT'S MADE FROM BLISS! What's not to love? It sure looks like a BIG one, but they are the best...lots of room :) Lucky Jill! I haven't managed to lay my hands on any Happy Mochi Yum Yum yet...can't wait to see what you have planned!

Angela McRae said...

I think it's beautiful, and no doubt your friend loved it! So glad to be catching up in blog land ... I'm feeling crafty today and knew just where to come for some inspiration. Oh, and Happy New Year!!!

Denise :) said...

How darling!! I love the fabrics -- very bright and happy and cheery! :)

parTea lady said...

I love the way it looks too and that Bliss fabric is really pretty.

Jill said...

Lisaaaaa!!! I can't even begin to tell you how much I love my giant-cakey-ottoman-poof-of-a-pincushion!!! The print, color combo, and shape are so perfect. You do know me well!
Hmmmm... now if I could just get you to make a life size poof for my house!! He he... wouldn't that be cute?!
Thanks so much, dear friend-- I love that awesome Christmas book too!
PS: Christmas is packed and I've been stitchin' to my heart's content! I love days like this.

Anonymous said...

ooh your pin cushion looks gorgeous! =]

Kira - said...

OH CUTE! Who says big things can't be cute? :) The fabric is wonderful.