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it all started with tiny pink flowers

I'm referring to this sweet new Tilda print that just so happens to be the perfect scale for 1/2" hexagons ...

... which just so happen to be the perfect size for a little hexagon pincushion.  (I made this one last year and finally got around to making another one ... for me this time.)

I added some linen, a hint of pink gingham & embroidery, and a mother-of-pearl button and then called it a day.

I filled it with ground walnut shells - as I do with all my pincushions because I love the weightiness and form you get with them - very different from toy stuffing.  (I get my shells in the reptile bedding department at a local pet supply shop.)

I even have the perfect pintoppers.  (You can find them here.)

Happy Monday, y'all!

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Reader Comments (28)

Gah! That is the most adorable fabric and pincushion. I have always stuffed my pincushions with copies amounts of fluff, but walnut shells? What a neat idea!!! Is this a *wack the shells myself* method or is there somewhere you buy this? Either way, I'm going to have to try this!
May 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCindy
Kristyne: You make the most beautiful little things!
May 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDebbie R
i love the shape too! beautiful work! ;p
May 12, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterina
I just have to tell you that I have been following your blog for several weeks now and am always blown away by your creativity and attention to detail. Great job! I believe I am not alone in wondering if you'd be interested in posting a tutorial on these pincushions.:)
May 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDenise
How great to know where to get those crushed walnut shells. Your pin cushion is charming.
May 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLorrie
I love EVERYTHING you do! I just want to come and sit and watch you work!
May 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLisa McGriff
I love the pincushion and the fabric and the cute littler pins. It's all so sweet!
May 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDH
So lovely - and thanks for the walnut shell tip xx
May 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterChris Porter
Nice! Are you on instagram? I made a hexagon pincushion a couple weeks ago! same greys & pinks too!

May 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCorina
Oh my gosh, that is too cute! Am getting ready to stitch some pin cushions - yours is perfect!
May 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea
Oh how sweet is that? Just perfect as usual. I use wground walnut shells also for that same reason,it adds weight and fils out the oincushion so nicely. I once had a pattern that said to use sand,what a mess!!!! I love the way you personalize every little detail!
May 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBonnie Nyquist
I have tried several times to make a hexagon pin cushion like these you make but can not figure out how to get the shape. Seems like mine is so much smaller. Would love a pattern or tutorial! As always your stuff is beautiful and I have found a new love again for hand work after following your blog.
May 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCarol
I've seen requests/inquiries for the pattern.... will you be granting our wishes? I'm itching to try one. I want to pair together some adorable tiny print fabric and my pure merino wool felt.
Love your sense of design and color...just beautiful.
May 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLJ
Tutorial please? ;-)
May 12, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterlori hunstad
Very pretty.
May 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLisa B
I am a huge fan of Tilda fabric - Is there a pattern for this gorgeous pincushion or is it your design?
May 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterWendy
It looks so great !
May 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHildy
Makes me proud to be a girlie girl :D
May 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBarb Colvin
May 13, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterjenni
Your pin cushion is so cute Kristyne!!! Love the fabric, such a pretty combination of colors!
May 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAudrey Ann
Just beautiful! xo
May 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSarah
Beautiful pincushion. A tutorial or pattern to buy to make this would be appreciated.
May 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterUrsula
Pinned this on Pinterest. Lovely fabric and design.
Love, love, love this little pincushion. Would love a tutorial!! and...info on the beautiful fabric please!
May 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJill
Such a gorgeous pin cushion!
Have a sweet day! x

I hope you don't mind but I sent you an email via your Big Cartel store,
May 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTorie Jayne
Your work is beautiful! but what a waste of time. Try Inklingo and watch your hexes and flowers form with just a running stitch.
May 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJudy Morin
Just found your great blog. Do you have a pattern for this? I would love to try and make some from vintage hexagon blocks I found at an antique store. Thanks.
May 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

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