Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Hi, my name is Vee, and I have an addiction...

But, ... it's a simple, harmless, pleasurable little addiction... that's what it is!!  This is my fourth little pincushion.  And .... I put the blame squarely where it belongs.  On Karen!

I love them all and I love making them.  There.  I've admitted it.  That was lovely and cathartic.  Whew.















Take some pretty bits of fabric. Stitch them together.  FME seams.  Embroider and add tiny bits of favourite trim or snippets of vintage hankies or whatever you like.. et voilà !!  A "pretty".















Little hearts of cross stitch with some pink knots inside the top part of it... makes them look like cute little strawberries to me ..















Some cross stitch on a snippet of a vintage hanky that Mom gave to me eons ago.... when I was just a kid....















I love making these little Forget-Me-Not type flours... just 5 French Knots around and one for a centre...

















Buttonhole lace edging on the bit of lace covering one corner.. and still need to do that all around the outside of the whole pincushion.


Uh, ohhh......
already looking at another area of the 'master sheet'..... deciding on bits and bobs....hahahhahahahha
like I said in the beginning..... ...addictive....


8 comments:

Annie said...

Your latest work of art is simply stunning Vee. I love it.
Hugs,
A x

Mary Ann said...

It's very sweet:)

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Oh yes, we can blame Karen for a lot of things! Must say tho' that's it a good addiction to have.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Vee,

Love your sweet pincushions and lovely way to use vintage hankies. I say this is a pretty good addiction.

Happy day
Hugs
Carolyn

frayedattheedge said...

I wouldn't mind having a similar addiction!! Beautiful work.

Gwen Buchanan said...

V, you are truly a creator of beauty.

BeadedTail said...

Who wouldn't be addicted to something so pretty!

Twiglet said...

All so lovely - the perfect addiction if you ask me. Pop over to my blog and join in my 500th post giveaway! x Jo #56