Sunday, 6 January 2013

Busy and a plea!


busy!

Recently I have been bursting with ideas!
Pin cushions for Valentines Day or Mothering Sunday - how organised is that!
These were inspired by my constantly knocking my pin cushion off the arm of the sofa and wanting something a bit heavier, as well as being pretty!
I've also been busy creating owls for Valentines or Mothering Sunday, some of which I can share today with you.
Valentine owls
With another idea I've very nearly finished the proto - type, but I am already seeing some things I want to change! It usually starts with me drawing on bits of paper at five in the morning, because I have an idea buszzing around in my head and it won't go away! Then I have to cut and sew or knit, until I'm happy with it. I usually get Pickle-Lily's opinion and if she goes 'awww' I know I'm onto a winner!
Flower pot pin cushions

I'm joining in with Handmade Monday this week, and looking forward to seeing that everyone else has been up to, and then on Monday I'm on jury service for two weeks, so it will be interesting! What I want to know is - can I take my knitting with me?
Before I go. I would ask a small favour of all you lovely bloggers. My last post was about a charity called Railway Children (helping runaways) and Aviva have promised to donate £2 to the charity for every comment, so if you could quickly post a comment that would be another £2 to Railway Children. I'm doing this as part of mumsnet. Thank-you!

24 comments:

Wendy said...

I LOVE those flowerpot pincushions! so clever

Claire Cooper said...

Lovely flower pots, they are sooooo cute.

Free Spirit Designs said...

those little flower pot pin cushions are just adorable! What a fantastic idea, i'm sure they will be really popular :) Your little owls are super cute too! x

threads 'n' shreds said...

the owls are very cute and wow flower-pot pin cushions, love them!!

Highland Monkey's said...

awww those little owls are cute and the flower pots are sure to sell well. Pretty and practical.

Ros Made Me said...

The flowerpot pincushions are beyond cute... love em!

Ginx Craft said...

The flower pin cushions are a really great idea, and look very pretty.

knitnrun4sanity said...

I think that your flower pot pin cushions are a real winner for Mother's Day - totally inspired. Well done.

Fiddly Fingers said...

Love the flowerpot pin cushions! Remind me of Spring :)

Sweet Williams said...

Love the flower pot idea :-) It's so lovely to start seeing fresh spring makes x

Sarah - The Lilac Dragonfly said...

The flower pot pin cushions are fab!!! And am loving your valentine owls....too cute!
Happy New Year
Sarah x

goodnightboutique.com said...

Your pincushions are so pretty! & you're very organised! I need to get it together for Valentine's and Easter :)

goodnightboutique.com said...

Your pincushions are so pretty! & you're very organised! I need to get it together for Valentine's and Easter :)

delia hornbook said...

Oh Wow those pincushions are gorgeous and so fun. They will be a hot seller im sure. dee x

CatkinJane said...

Love your pincushion ideas, particularly the flower pot ones :)

Martha said...

aaaah! the pots with flowers are adorable! such a nice idea for a pincushion! well done!

Picto said...

Gosh you have been busy, I know what you mean about sketching and making notes at 5 in the morning. Your flower pots are brilliant.

Jan x

Ali said...

Repeating what everyone else says, those flower pots pincushions are gorgeous! Have a crafty week.
Ali x

CHRISTMAS PIE CRAFTS said...

The flowerpot pin cushions are so cute, a very pretty design. Good luck with the jury service.

EleanorLucy said...

Love love love the pin cushions! they're adorable and totally practical - every home should have one!

Wendy said...

The flowerpot pincushions are gorgeous and sure to be popular. My daughter did jury service just before Christmas and spent pretty much the whole week sitting around waiting. If your experience is similar, I'm sure your knitting will be useful!

Your Friend Susie said...

Those pincushions are a great idea and so cute. You always have the best ideas.

Cocoa & Heart said...

I love the little flower pots - so cute and cheerful. Let's bring on spring ! Can't wait...

Chris said...

Love the pin cushions