If you could see my sewing room table right now you'd notice two things.
1. It's messy but colourful.
2. There are many fabrics in piles of two or three prints waiting to become the next pincushion.
I'm thoroughly enjoying this process as I'm discovering many fabric combinations I'd not considered before and once they have been placed int their own little pile on my sewing table I'm quite hesitant to remove them because I love them all.
This week 'love' is quite appropriately the letter L along with two lovely aqua toned prints which have partnered to give you our newest pincushion idea.
Stitched onto a cream cotton/linen blend background I rotary cut the completed block on a 45 degree angle before sewing a 1½” wide piece of aqua floral (from Tilda's Lemon Tree range) top and bottom. Then I added a 3" wide piece of aqua/green floral (from Tilda's Circus range) top and bottom again before cutting the top and bottom straight to give the front of the pincushion an angled appearance.
Because that Lemon Tree print really has impact with it's beautifully deep aqua background I decided to add a little loop to the side.
Now, the L must be for Ladybug, right?
Embroidered with a mix of chain stitch, backstitch, satin stitch, lazy daisy and french knots (plus a wee pink cross stitch) this tiny L shows you can add a lot of variety within a very small design.
This pattern is free until December 6th, along with the J and K patterns. Scroll my blog for those links if you missed the last two pincushions.
The patterns for A-E and F-I are available to purchase here in my shop for $2 a set.
There's a countdown to Christmas happening and when I was at sewing group this week I saw some beautiful handmade decorations. This reminded me I've not made a decoration for this year so had best get to it very soon.
In year's past I've designed some lovely ones which remind me of that year and the joys of our special day as a family with many or few around the table. If you'd like to make your own versions of my ornaments the patterns are temporarily HERE in my shop at the moment as instant downloads...
I hope your weekend is lovely, filled with all good things, people who care about you, something to sew and delicious comfort food that quite simply makes your heart smile.
Bless you heaps,
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