Saturday, September 24, 2011

Last minute pincushion swapping inspiration

Do you think that I am taking the pincushion thing too far?
Well the wee one agrees ~ she pulled them all out!

I wanted to give you a couple more pincushion links before swap sign ups close tomorrow...

Linda, who blogs at Natural Suburbia, has, as always, been generous with her talents and a little while ago posted a tutorial for this knitted apple ~ how handy! it doubles as a pincushion. I am sure she knew I was planning this swap!

PharMa has created and shared this tutorial for a hairbrush pincushion, try as I might (and with her permission even) I can't download the image to show you here; clink on the link and have a peek. PharMa is convinced her brush and the pincushion were separated at birth.

And I just remembered that Margaret from We Bloom Here did a lovely post a wee while back ~ a pincushion of possibilities; oh! all the beautiful, clever cushions she shares images of.

BE quick if you want to join in ~ Sign-ups for this open, international pincushion swap close tomorrow evening (Sunday, September 25th 2011; Eastern Australian time) What you create is limited only by your skill and imagination but all pincushions need to be complete and ready for postage by the first week of October.

If you would like to join me in this pincushion swapping fun; send an email before tomorrow night to:
Shannon AT mymidwives DOT com DOT au
Please include your:
mailing address
email addresand blog URL (if you have one) and any special requests - ie postage within own country, willing to swap more than one etc..

* A few people have left comments that they would like to join in but have not sent an email - please do I would hate you to miss out because I couldn't contact you.

Everyone who is already in the game (and new arrivals); your swap partners will be in your inboxes by Monday.

 Thanks everyone ~ 
Sign ups for this swap are now closed.


eidolons said...

I meant to ask, should we include pins in our pincushions?

S said...

Eldolons, it os completely up to you; I have poked a couple of pins into the ones I have made as gifts but it is not a rule:)

K said...

Yow, yow, YOW!! Now it's down to the wire!! And there are SO MANY COOL IDEAS - which to choose? Which, indeed? Oh, the joy of making little bitty clever things!!