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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Little strawberry pincushions

I've always liked to make things, and I get that from my mom. When she was well, she was a beautiful seamstress, painter, and decorator. Also like Mom, I am not original; but I can copy a pattern. It fascinates me to read blogs by crafy women. I am often jealous that I can't come up with some of this stuff.

When I saw these strawberry pincushions on the Martha Stewart website, I knew I would have to make some. This past summer when I stitched these, I almost couldn't stop myself. Each one seemed cuter than the other; and with my stash of red scraps, I could have sewn all day long.

So then the question - what do I do with all these strawberries? There will be 20 women at my quilt group's retreat, so I have one for each quilter. I've wrapped them in tissue from a couple old patterns and tied them off with some red twist from Mom's embroidery stash.

17 comments:

Pokey said...

How cute these are! You have a perfect present, and I think your "wrapping is clever.
I often say of myself that I never create new, but I can improve an idea. I think you are like that, too, Mary.
May God bless your Sunday!
Love, pokey

Elizabethd said...

Perfect for little Christmas presents!

Sue said...

Those are so cute, Mary. I'm into making pincushions these days myself:)

Hope you are having a wonderful autumn.

Dolores said...

So cute!!!! I love your idea of wrapping them in a pattern....
Great little gifts!

Audrey said...

We will be so lucky to get one of these treasures!!

Karen Sue said...

Great Idea!! I like to have things at the table for all my friends when they come for the weekend, too.
My friend Lisa is the one who does our T-shirts and she is an artist - used to teach art..I was always says that she does them because she is the artsy one...I am the craftsy one. Study things up a lot to see if I can make it. Have a large stash of several materials - just in case I get snowed in.
I don't have Julie's email and didn't find a FACEBOOK for her, but if you could tell her we only got through day 2 of Eve, so next week we'll be doing day 3, maybe into day 4, but not farther than that.

Sewn With Grace said...

I just love these adorable berries and the special way that you wrapped them! What a kind and fun surprise for the ladies. Wish I was in your group! :) Thank you for your kind words today and for entering the giveaway. You are one of the blessings I have been given through blogging this past year! Have a great Monday!

Christine said...

They make gorgeous gifts all wrapped up in pattern paper! That was very clever of you!

Beverly said...

Those are so cute and wrapping them in pattern paper is so creative. If you don't mind, I will be using that creative idea. What sewer doesn't have tons of unused pattern paper.

Barb said...

Oh, they are beyond cute...very clever my friend. You are so creative, and wrapping them as you did is just perfect. Congrats on another well done project! Have a wonderful week, sending blessings your way from Central PA!

Kerrie said...

How cute! My Mom used to make them from red with white polka dot material and just fill a bowl with them. So cute! I still have some that she made.

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

Those are incredibly cute! What a great idea and little gift! :)

Cora said...

Sure wish I was in that group...these are too cute! and what a clever way to wrap them!!
Love it!

Linda said...

Awesome...I love your choice of wrapping paper too!

Angie Berry said...

Cute, cute, cute! I have been looking for strawberry pincushions at flea markets ever since I saw Blackbird Designs... http://blackbird-designs.blogspot.com/... do a blog post on them. She put them in a glass apothecary jar and it was so simple, yet so neat.

Great job on them! I love the creative way you wrapped them up, so very cute!

Leann said...

What a great idea - I love how you packaged them too! They will love them!

Leann

Linda Stubbs said...

Oh my Mary......perfect for a little giveaway party!!!!!! Everyone loves coming to your beautiful blog.....that would be another reason.....if not that....put them in a safe place and when you go to a quilt store give one to the owner and a worker. They loved to be papered!

Hugs and thank you soooooo for the CHRISTmas cookie for the cookbook. I am soooo excited. Can you tell?
Heart you sweet lady!
Linda