Sunday, October 30, 2011

Crochet Pincushion plus....

I love to make thread crochet motifs, but I really find it hard to find a way to use them. I only like to make one of any design...not into crocheted doilies, tablecloths and such. I was browsing for something else entirely when I found these gorgeous pincushions at this Etsy seller, Namolio. Not sure of the details on how she attaches the motifs, but I decided to make something on that order. I cut two felt circles, used blanket stitch to sew them together and stuffed them. Then I sewed my motif on top, just tacking at each of the eight vertices of this octagonal design. I did it in a hurry so the sewing was pretty sloppy, but as a proof of concept, I'm pleased.




I've been keeping up with the Great Escape SAL in the Stitch Specialits Yahoo group. You can see the model on the home page. Each installment uses a different embroidery stitch and some are quite tricky to do well. My stitches are not really very even and someone said my owl probably has ruffled feathers. I'll go along with that. We've had 4 installments so far and the owl is starting to look like an owl. The fabric I'm using is a light blue violet, not this harsh blue that my camera chose!





Another browsing around session brought me to a cute sampler I fell in love with. It's called 'A Sea of Red, White and Blue' by Tonia Pappan of Oakhaven designs. I've finished the stitching and hope to make it into an art quilt for AAQI. Just waiting for Tonia to grant permission. Don't you just love the little guy with the spyglass. Little does he know that giant bird is right behind him!

26 comments:

Jackie said...

Great projects Annie! I love them all but the Sea of Red, White and Blue is fantastic! Love it!

Robin said...

Your crocheted pincushion is darling and I love the ruffled owl feathers. Bravo on the Sea of Red, White and Blue and what a wonderful cause. Hope you get permission from the designer.

staci said...

Awesome pincushion, love it!

Miss 376 said...

wow, that pincushion is spectacular, beautiful colours

Jan said...

Interesting idea for a pincushion. Love Sea of Red, White and Blue. It's just adorable.

Theresa said...

Gorgeous pieces!!!!! They are all so unique~~~~ Love that red white and blue~~

nima said...

wow...i love the pincushion...and beautiful finishing too

Ranae said...

Looks like you did a fab job on the pincushion
I have been seeing that Great Escape all over blogland today
Sea of Red, White and Blue is so sweet

Myra said...

I love your pincushion! I think you did a fabulous job with it. Your R,W,&Blue piece is wonderful. All those little motifs are so cute.

Deb said...

I love your crocheted pincushion. I've been wanting to make a few of them, but just haven't had the time. I'm glad that you explained how to do them because I was somewhat at a loss as to how.

I love your stitching as well!

Anne said...

Love that pincushion!! It's so sweet!! I've been wanting to get back into crocheting and have been inspired by so many cute things...including your pincushion :D.

Lovely progress on the owl and congrats on your very vibrant finish! I love the little guy with his spyscope!!

mainely stitching said...

I just LOVE that crocheted pincushion! The crochet is so airy and delicate. What a wonderful way to show it off AND make it useful!! :)

Your cross stitch and embroidery look pretty darn fabulous, too!

Lois said...

What lovely projects! Your crocheted pincushion is so pretty.

Gina E. said...

Great idea for your mini crocheted pieces! And that red white and blue picture is absolutely stunning.

CATHI said...

The Oakhaven design is really beautiful!

Cathi

Carol said...

My, you've been busy, Annie--love all the projects, both stitched and crocheted. I've never seen that cute red, white, and blue (with a bit of green and flesh color) before. What a fun piece that must have been to stitch. My eye went right to the little guy with his spyglass as well--too cute!

Annette said...

So you have been busy..
Love that crochte pieces, beautifull made, lovely colors no sloppyness to see from here..
Great job on your stitching pieces!!

♥ Nia said...

Your pincushion looks lovely Annie =)
You've been busy!! :D
hahahah The little guy is spying in the wrong direction! He should turn :p LOL
Looking for to see more on your Great Escape SAL! :)

Have a spooky night!! :D

kasia2609 said...

Bardzo ładne prace.Pozdrawiam serdecznie.

Nancy said...

I have a heart shaped vintage pincushion using the same idea as you did, and I love it - got it at a yard sale a few years ago and couldn't believe someone was parting with it! Your owl stitchery is wonderful, and I love Sea of Red, White and Blue! Tania's designs are so fun!

ncscoelho said...

Annie, wonderful work!! Loved the pincushion and the little sailor's design...
Keep on doing those fabulous artpieces - we love them.

Pumpkin said...

Looks like you've continued to be a busy girl! Great projects Annie :o)

Melanie said...

Great stuff!! I just love what you did with the pincushion. It's ADORABLE.

Anne said...

Love how your owl is coming along Annie. Hope to see it as you work on it. :)

Mylene said...

Love your crocheted pincushion...gorgeous!

Siobhan said...

You never cease to amaze me with your creativity! I love your crocheted pin cushion. My husband's aunt, God rest her soul, made us some very pretty doilies like that--crochet with fine thread--but in purple and orange. I never quite understood her color concept but treasure them all the same. Your red, white & blue piece is adorable!