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Getting To The Point

I’ve spent about 12 hours a day each day this week sewing. And in all that time I’ve smiled everytime I’ve reached for my beloved pin cushion. It’s the little things that delight! I had my heart set on one of these sweet little chinese pin cushions for a million years and this one came from my local chinese grocery. I love that place.

Despite having a bit of a wicked sense of humour I don’t think I’d cope too well stabbing these eyeball cushions with my pins – eeeee! I found these here.
And I totally love how these old dressing-table trinkets have been cleverly converted into pin cushions. Isn’t it adorable! I found this on Etsy, of course, at Anna Belle Art. I remember when I was a little girl and my dressing-table was my space to curate with my little treasures, all those daggy china and glass trinkets I adored. And back in those olden times I also remember that Easter Eggs would sometimes come in little china planters not unlike this lovely rabbit.
Aren’t granny squares the most versatile bit of crochet! This is also on Etsy by namolio.
This bit of complete gorgeousness is called 1940s Summer Picnic Tablecloth Pin Cushion by minus one. I just love these vintage colours. It’s all deee-vine!
Right, my afternoon tea break is over, so it’s back to the work room to keep making stuff.
March 12, 2010 - 6:50 am

Leah - I just did a little post about pin cushions too! I love the crochet one! It sounds like you are very busy!

March 12, 2010 - 6:38 am

frankie and ray - Oh my goodness! I had a little Chinese pin cushion exactly the same as your new one. Amazing they are still around. That brings back memories of learning to sew with my Oma (grandmother). I do love that laughing rabbit though, don’t you?

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