My first* pincushion arrived this week...when I opened his box I let out a squeak of delight!
Meet Porcupine George ~
George was made by the hands of Kristen; I am more than impressed because she apparently doesn't really get on well with her sewing machine... he is everso cool don't you agree? Sewing machine aside her hand sewing skills are exquisite.
Pop over to her blog kstreetjournal and get better aquainted.
My offerening to Kristen arrived in the US the day after George landed on my doorstep here in Oz; I am still giggling at what went flying in her direction and what can hurtling in mine..uncanny, don't you agree?
Kristen is thinking about naming the wee hedgehog Peter and I am everso glad she likes his fancy (useless) pins because they were a bit fun to make and poke in.
Peter is not from my own imagination tho if it counts I stabbed myself many, many times with the felting needle so he has some of my blood embedded deep within. His instructions come from the book Wool toys and friends by Laurie Sharp. There are quite a few other project in there too that I might get to one of these days.
*When I set up the pincushion swap I only intended to make one pin poking thing and recieve one in return BUT well Celia put in a late plea and I couldn't resist her beautiful things on display at her blog felted jumper arms and then I was making two...
Celia's pincushion parcel came yesterday (it is so much fun getting fun mail, makes me do a little dance).
First there was this ~
a gift for the midwifery me; Celia says it is a baby being recieved by a midwife's hands... I like to think of it as the baby catcher. The detail is breathtaking, it really is, my picture does not do her work justice.
And because it didn't feel right to be poking pins into babies (or their catchers) she gifted me this spring tree with wee bluebird pins who can flutter about the branches.
In return I sent Celia a little vegie patch, her blog touches on her garden as the seasons change so I cut up one of my love's jumpers (it had moth holes in it I promise) and did a little planting
Now, I made a third pincushion too...a late entrant who couldn't be paired as all the pairs were already paired. So in for a penny... Unfortunately past the inital I wanna join in email I can seem to contact her; I posted it anyway and I hope she likes it. I don't know what came over me but I made something quite girly...
Please send me your pictures and pincushion swap blog links so I can set up a gallery to display all the beauty and cleverness.