Tuesday, 17 February 2009

A slight exaggeration sometimes does help!! ;-)

We were going to do some more crazy patchwork today, until my mum remarked yesterday, 'Is there anything you need help with, for the fair?'
'Yes! I have about 5 million pin cushions to sew !!'



( Well 14 actually ;-)




So that's what we did!





15 comments:

MelMel said...

Good luck for great sales.....£££!
Well done for getting them done!xxxx

MarmaladeRose said...

You've both done a stirling job with the pin cushions. Enjoyed your visit to CK. All those goodies.

Country Cottage Chic said...

They are very pretty Sal! At this rate there won't be space for anybody else in the hall....I can't believe how productive you are...or do you have lots of secret fairy helpers??

Menopausal musing said...

Re the Spring Fair: I live TWELVE MINUTES away by car..... I know, I was there today........ wahoo! having seen your work, I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!

LittleGem said...

They look fab Sal, you are so good at picking trimmings and flowers and ribbons to co-ordinate. I hope you do brilliantly at the sale, I'm sure you will :) XX

Rosesposes said...

Yes I agree you are so good at popping colours and fabrics together and so good at getting things done and finished ! xxDom

Hens Teeth said...

I bet you don't want to sew another pin cushion for quite a while! They are lovely, I would have a difficult time in choosing one.

twiggypeasticks said...

Sal you are so industrious, well done to you both for being such busy bees. Lots of luck for the sale, wish I could come but would be a fair commute from sunny West Yorkshire :) All your makes are gorgeous.
Twiggy x

Josie-Mary said...

It's best books in south street, paper backs are £2.99 but I think they have 20% off at the moment to clear stock. Not many craft books but the owner is really friendly & was looking out for knitting & crocheting books for me. They have another shop in Exmouth which will remain open, I guess it's only a train journey away.
Lovely pin cushions BTW :)

cocoa and blankets said...

they are lovely Sal...too nice to use..have you tried pumkin pin cushions....a circle of heavy felt fabric with a lighter on top then made into a phumpkin by sewing into the midle and puttin a button on either side to finish...they are really popular at craft fairs up here..loved the Cath stuff..they dont have the tins up north yet..they look fab..

Sally said...

You can always count on Mum/Mom coming to the rescue - no matter where, no matter when.

Alchamillamolly said...

Thank you for popping to see me - Yes the news about my precious Dad is better we had hoped. Isn't a Cath Kidston store a girly place to be and I have never been in one yet!!

Edward "Snippets" Scissorhands said...

It was only a matter of time before the cat was let out of the bag
(neatly created from off-cuts of CK fabric of course - the bag not the cat - else that would be Bagpuss, wouldn't it?)
It is I that makes all these lovely things whilst my wife drudges away teaching,cooking,washing,ironing,no not ironing - how silly, fencing,gardening mowing, hedge laying, servicing the car etc.
My hands are a blur as I snip here, stitch there, press this and trim that.
God! how I loathe the Neanderthal occupation of modern man, boozing, belching, watching the footy and rugger.
No it's needle craft for me every time.
Now I think I'll make a ruched bag for my medication

Simone said...

Good ol' Mum coming to the rescue!!!

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hi Sal,
These are 'sew' pretty! Love the little flower details.
(I've also been making pincushions for the fair! - But they are quite a bit different to yours. Hopefully customers will buy one from each of us...or more of course!! ;-))

Niki x