Thursday, April 21, 2011

A Couple of Pincushions

I've been having a little fun with my Bernina, and it's about time too!

For my 50th birthday the year before last, Colin bought me my new sewing machine, a Bernina Aurora 440!  I absolutely love it, but I'm ashamed to have to admit that I've not played with it very much!  At the moment I don't have anywhere where I can keep it out permanently, so that whenever I have a few spare moments I can have a play and learn new things.  A lot of the time it's just not worth setting it up and pulling out all the other paraphernalia just to have to pack it all up and put away again!   

I'm not very experienced with machine sewing, only ever using one for taking up hems, and for finishing the little pillows and drawstring bags/pouches which I have pictures of here on my blog.  This is the first time I've followed patterns for sewing with a machine and I'm so happy I didn't have any disasters, because it's now given me the incentive to try some of the patterns I've been collecting.  I know they're only a little something, but I'm so pleased with how these two little pincushions have turned out.

The first is 'Petite Gateau' a pattern by Fig Tree Threads.  I used four different prints from At Water's Edge by Blackbird Designs.  The second is called 'Square Deal Pincushion", a free pattern by Heather Bailey which you can download from her blog here.


Thank you for visiting and have a lovely Easter weekend.  Colin is still away working but should hopefully be home next weekend for a few weeks...YIPPEE!! :o)

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22 comments:

Ysabel said...

I love them!!! and I love the fabrics you used ;-)

Patty C. said...

Beautiful !!

JOLENE said...

They are both perfect and I love the pink one! Smiles....

♥ Nia said...

Both so adorable =)

Berit said...

Quite lovely~ I do love Fig Tree; have you seen Joanna's blog recently? They are offering a little scrappy bundle of fabrics which I think you might be interested in as you're practicing these little "makes". :)

Solstitches said...

I love them both and you did a fabulous job on the sewing.
I've made a few of the Petite Gateaux and know it's quite a tricky thing to put together.
I hope we are going to see lots more sewing projects from you.

Margaret

Michelle said...

Just lovely. I know what you mean about getting the sewing machine out, and then having to put it away again - I am the same with mine. Enjoy it though x

PuntiniPuntini said...

They are not only "little somethings", they are so cute... nice fabrics!! ^__^

Paola.

gracie said...

So adorable!

Theresa said...

These pin cushions are totally adorable!!!!!

fialka012 said...

❤ ✿ ❤

Nicole said...

Beautiful pin cushions Carol! I love the fabrics on both! :)

Julia said...

Hi Carol,

Thanks for your comments.

I love the 'Fig Tree' colours - makes a lovely little pin cushion!

Love Julia x

Sally said...

They are absolutely beautiful Carol.

elenamac said...

Both wonderful!I love the fabrics you've used!
Love
elena

♥marylin♥ said...

absolument merveilleux !
bisous

Julie said...

Super sewing Carol!

The Blissful Banter of a Creative Crafter said...

those are beautiful and sweet. Lovely work.
Analisa in Dubai

Isadarena said...

Both are just lovely, Carol :-))

ArchangelDecker said...

They are so pretty! You do such beautiful work! :)

Cross stitch said...

thank you for the link to the free pattern. Your pin cushions are lovely. I think I need to get me one of these sewing machines :-)

Marie-P said...

I love my Bernina they are GREAT machines!

You did a nice job on those pincushions.

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