Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Pincushions & Ribbons...
I have been enjoying Madamm Samm's newest blog hop all about pincushions. I did not participate however I have truly been inspired by how creative and clever so many others have been with making pincushions. A few months ago I was able to meet Carole Sidlow of RibbonStore.com right here locally while she was participating in a show. Tanya of BeedandNeedle knows her and recommended her lovely supplies. I was smitten! Thank you Tanya.
Now if you sew you probably have pincushions. One can never have too many pincushions for the purpose of comforting needles and pins.
This is a lovely Truffle pincushion handmade by Carole and purchased by me. It is small and delicate and made with the finest materials. I fell in love with it. This is like a delicious pastry and jewel all rolled into one beautiful little work of art. She has every color imaginable. I must have been channeling my mother with this purple version.
Some of the gorgeous ribbons and lace I just had to acquire.
Here are some hand-dyed velvets and ribbons that just had to come home with me too. Carole was a doll. You can purchase lots of beautiful supplies right from her website or from her store in the Las Vegas area.
This "pin-it" hop ends today however I know you will find lots of fabulous and fun inspiration if you check it out. This community of talented and creative souls is an endless source of bliss. The world truly is much more accessible with our blogging sphere.
It isn't too early to begin those little gifts made from the heart that we like to share with others.
Falling into Autumn is very evident today. The temperatures are only in the mid-70's and there is a steady breeze allowing leaves and cedar pods to rain from above.
Off to my little slice of sewing heaven. I am busy with some quick little giftie items. It helped me to actually make a list of some of the many things I have in my head but somehow never think of when I should. Now I merely check my list and focus on what I want to accomplish. Nothing new...not reinventing the wheel...just being organized and managing my time more wisely. Great concept I am trying to embrace and utilize!
May you find yourself enjoying your time and creative pursuits...