Wednesday, May 18, 2011

It's my Party, Day 3

Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Day 3.  This week is flying by.  I guess it's true what they say about time flying when you're having fun.
And, Just in case you're tuning in late, you can see the other projects I've done to celebrate my birthday week-Day 1, Shag Pillow and Day 2, Polkadot Birthday Banner.


For today's project, Gwen and I actually did the same thing.  I have been wanting to make a pincushion for a LONG time.  I mean, it seemed kind of silly that someone who sews as much as I do, didn't have a pincushion.  I mentioned this to Gwen and she sent me a link to this pincushion.  I was sold!  The tutorial is easy to follow and I love that the pouch holds all my scraps.  That is probably my favorite part of the whole thing!

If you decide to make this for yourself, I have just a couple tips.  Add a little more weight to the pin cushion.  Mine tends to slide toward the edge of the table.  It's probably that my table is extremely slick, but a little more weight would help.  Also, if you want the pouch to have a bit more body, add some light interfacing to the outside pieces before assembling.  I didn't, but I think I would like it to stand just a little better.  {that being said, it does stand up just fine, so if you don't have interfacing, don't go out and buy it just for this, you'll be fine without it.}
I have loved my new pincushion.  It's bright and colorful and works wonderfully for me.
Are you ready to see Gwen's?
Holy Stinking Cute, Batman!!  I LOVE the rainbow top!  To get the details, head over to her blog.
I just want to say a quick thank you to everyone for all the birthday wishes.  I really appreciate all the love and support I get from my readers and friends who comment and take the time to visit.  I hope you'll come again tomorrow for the last project, and for sure come on Friday for your chance to win the GIVEAWAY!!!
Happy Wednesday!
xoxo,
Amy
Linked up to Whatever Goes Wednesday with Someday Craft, Show and Tell with BCD, Creative Collage Link up Party at the Cottage Chick, Friday Flair at WhipperBerry

13 comments:

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

This tutorial has to be one of the best pin cushions ever. It's so much nicer to use than my little tomato pin cushion I had before. I LOVE the fabric you used, especially the print on the pocket.

Suzanne said...

So cute and practical -- just love it!

Amy C said...

K, both of these are so stinkin cute! I love how colorful both of them are, and the little pouch, that is a great idea!

Leanne said...

So cute! I love the bright and cheery colors and patterns. It's so you!

Amanda @ Frills and Frolic said...

Hope you are having one of the best birthday months! I am a new follower!

Amanda

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Abby said...

Super cute and such fun colors!

Marina said...

I love that pin cushion! I am going to have to try this! Thanks for your sweet comment! Justsewsassy.com

Crafty Girls said...

Amy & Gwen, I LOVE THIS! I just printed the pattern off and I am going to make this! I will show it off when done! Hope you two are having a great bday week!

Irene

Simone de Klerk said...

Your version is very pretty too! This definitely looks like a project to make one day (:

Andi @ Jane of all crafts said...

Wow you and Gwen did awesome jobs!! I love both of your fabric choices! Gonna make one of my own very soon!

Holly said...

Too stinking cute! I love the fabric selection. I have a version of that from 1980-something...totally not as chic or cute...If I find it I will post a photo so you can laugh - I am sure it is peach or forest green...and I was like 8 when I started using it. I definitley need an updated version - WAY CUTE!

Amy @ Increasingly Domestic said...

I love this! It is so bright and happy and will make your late night sewing a little nicer:) Great job Amy!

Alisha @ Crafty Brooklyn Army Wife said...

This is great. Thanks for posting the tute. Stopping by from Whipperberry.

This is what I posted: http://craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.com/2011/05/red-simplicity-cynthia-rowley-dress.html

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