Last weekend as I sat around watching the rain showers and feeling terribly lazy, I found a tutorial for this awesome patchwork pincushion and had to make one. I like the size of it....it's not too small nor too big, but it easily holds plenty of pins for whatever job I'm doing.
The patchwork on the front is from a few red scraps that I couldn't bear to toss and the back is solid coordinating floral. After about an hour, I had a new pincushion in just the right size. This was definitely an easy, stress relieving craft to do while stuck inside during the rainy part of summer. I just love how it came out and the color combo is my favorite....love that red ;)
I also went around the seam of the pincushion with my first attempt at the embroidered chain stitch....it took a bit to get the idea to take form, but when I was nearly finished, it started to shape into what I had pictured. A few more rounds of practice and I'll have it down ;)