Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Pincushions for my mum + her friends

From a long time ago, my mum has been asking me to make some pincushions for her friends who loves sewing very much.
Actually I've received some handmade presents from them, too.
So I also wanted to make something for them, as well.

I have the same style pincushion (which is on
the top banner photo of this blog...), and it's very useful, because the wooden cup is a bit heavy, so doesn't move at all when I use pins.
So my mum asked me to make pincushions with this wooden cup for them.

Now my mum is staying here our place for a week, so I made them quiculy to let her bring back to her home.

These two above are for her friends.Linen I used was a bit hard, so couldn't make beautiful round shape, that's pity, though...

And here at the left is for my mum.
I asked her if she would like to have one for herself, she said "Yes, please", so made her this Violet Pincushion.
I knew she would say "Yes", lol

I could made them for about a few hours, it was very fun to make and finish them in a short time!

I have many tiny baskets in my stash, so would like to make small pincushions for my friends oneday!

Designs from "Cartonnage Brode au fil des boites"
28ct DMC Linen (White), DMC threads (2 strands)


Cindy said...

Very pretty pincushions! I'm sure that your mum and her friends will enjoy them very much :)

Katrina said...

They are very pretty! What a fun idea, I bet they are all crazy about them :-).

Nancy said...

Yuko your pincushions are so pretty! The ladies must feel so much joy when they use them. I love the ribbon tabs you have added. Very nice!

Vonna said...

So gorgeous!

Carol R said...

Very pretty - I am sure that your mum and her friends will be very pleased to have them.

tkdchick said...

You're a sweetie! They look great!

Megumi said...

Nice pin cushions! I really like the one with the purple flower stitched on it. :)

angelasweby said...

Yuko, Your pincushions are so sweet. Your mum's friends will be so happy to receive them.I think it's a really good idea putting them into the wooden cup. i have a small pincushion and it is very light so it moves all the time...haha! Your mum's one is beautiful too. What a lovely idea to use the baskets :>)
warm wishes Angela

Joei said...

Very pretty pincushions! and great idea also on using wooden cup and basket. I'm sure your mom and her friends will be so delighted.

Jessie said...

Hi Yuko,
all your pincushions are so sweet and lovely! I'm sure your mum and her friends love it!
what a great idea to make a pincushion.

Wendy said...

What gorgeous pincushions you have made. Your Mum and her friends will be thrilled with them - they are very lucky!

Garden Girl said...

These are very pretty ~ and such clever idea! They will make lovely gifts!

Claudia said...

Ohhh I'm lucky, I'm lucky!!! I have one of the tiny baskets you make!!! This ones are soooo lovely... I love the one with violets: spring is soooo close!!!

bisibi said...

wondweful works! mommy will bw happy,Yuko^_^
have a nice day

Sally said...

Those pincushions are beautiful Yuko. I bet your Mum and her friends love them.

Anonymous said...

It is very pretty and very beautiful!
You are great, Yuko.

Hannah said...

They are gorgeous, Yuko. I have some little tiny baskets in my stash that I want to make pin cushions out of as well. Thanks for the inspiration!

Susimac said...

How very pretty they are too, I bet your mum and her friends will love them.

Olenka's Stitches said...

The pincushions are just gorgeous!
Your mother must be proud of you.

It is a great inspiration to visit your blog, thank you for sharing your works with us.

And I wanted to tell you that I have tagged you over on my blog -h Please go there and read the rules.
Thank you for your time and happy stitching.

Solstitches said...

What a great idea you came up with for these pincushions Yuko.
Everything you make is so lovely and very creative.
I think your mom and her friends must be delighted with their gifts.

Susan said...

They're beautiful, Yuko! Congratulations!

Eles Kleine Wunderwelt said...

Hi Yuko,
your pincushions look very pretty - they will be very nice gifts.
I prefer the two in red.
Have a nice sunday

stitcherw said...

They are beautiful, your mom's friends are going to love getting them. My favorite is the one you did for your mother. Violets are one of my favorite flowers, so pretty.

Carla said...

beautiful pincushions!!