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)