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from fabric to stitches

I see quilt and embroidery patterns everywhere.  I know lots of you see them too.  I had a lot of fun stitching up a little design I found in the Alice in Wonderland fabric a few weeks ago for my daughter's water bottle sleeve. 

So I did it again.

I made this hexagon flower by mistake (it turned out too large for something else) but I simply couldn't let it go to waste.  So I decided to make a pincushion.  They're fast and easy to whip up once (once all the hand work is done, that is).  This one finishes at a dainty 3.5" x 1".

Atusko Matsuyama has these cute little leafy/flowery/petaly things in the aqua fabric I used .  I knew they'd be easy to replicate with a few lazy daisy stitches and simple knots.  It only took me an hour or so to freestyle stitch the band to form the sides of the cushion.

I admit I didn't really like this cushion when I finished it last nite.  I dunno.  It didn't look like I imagined.  I think I was just tired because this morning when I popped it on top of that aqua cupcake stand (bought on impulse at Homesense in Canada - hoping I'd find a use for it on my blog some day!) I liked it a lot. :) 

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Reader Comments (28)

Your little pincushion is gorgous! But I can understand your not love it at first it's what happend to me this week with a quilt which I first feel in love when I've added the borders and the scrappy binding. Now it's a new favorite of mine:-)
January 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterHildy
if you should decide you don't love it after all, I'll be happy to take it off your hands! so sweet...
January 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterEllyn
Hi, its a darling little pin cushion. Soooo pretty. Regards Sharon
January 11, 2015 | Unregistered Commentersharon gibson
It is lovely and deserves to be liked.
January 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMelody
I've never been a big pincushion fan, but yours is so beautiful with the embroidery on the side and the fabric color combination, that I just might be pulled into trying one too.
January 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSigi G
Kristyne, I noticed immediately that you used the little 3 leafed flower from the fabric to embroider on the band, and the little white dots. I really think you are on to something great! It all goes together so perfectly, how could you not love it?! It's adorable!!! Dawn
January 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDawn H
I'm with Ellyn- we'll take it off your hands! It's LOVELy!
January 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAlicia
As always, I love your creations! You choose just the right color, fabrics, and decorations.
January 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl
I agree with everyone else, it is beyond adorable!!!!Loving how you are doing the little embroidery motifs! That little stand is perfect! I enjoyed it all, great to see you posting.
January 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBonnie Nyquist
I adore it! Its looks like candy! I want one! Directions pleaseeeee! Do you do tutorials? This is one I wanna do!
January 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterPamela
How perfectly adorable! I've loved every one you have made!
January 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKaren
What's not to like? It is darling and yes when things take longer than I like and annoy me, I tend to not like them, then we look with fresh eyes. :) SOOO pretty!
January 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterElaine
Sweet little pincushion! But more than that...lovely photography and sheer talent with how you stage/showcase your work. I'm in love with pastels, lace, buttons, polka dots....you get the idea. :)
January 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRobin Elaine
This is so pretty and I love your choice of colours!
January 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle
I love it!
January 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterArchie The Wonder Dog
It's really beautiful.
January 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterGillian
Love the colours. Am back in Australia now baking. Cant believe how cold it is in Calgary! But had fun at wedding held in Hertigage Park. Keep up creative works cheers Helen
January 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterHelen
This is cute!!! You always do beautiful work!
January 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBari Jo
Love it! You're always an inspiration and those wee projects (and stitches!) are the perfect anecdote for the cold winter days we've been having.
I've just finished piecing a new quilt top and, because the goal was a more masculine feel (read a dark paisley instead of floral-hee hee),my eye isn't used to it yet. It'll be a gift and I'm certain he will love it so that is more important. Another I recently did in yummy curry shades and cream will be going to dear friends this w/e. Can't wait to see their faces!
With life so busy and days so full, it's always a delight to see you!
January 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterHeather(mtl)
It came out darling! I love your special details!
January 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRenee
Saw this first thing this morning...made me smile and set the tone for this dreary winter day...makes me hopeful and excited for Spring!
January 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJeannie D
As always, your work is perfect and brings a smile to my face!! Would you mind doing up a quick tutorial for this one? And remember we talked about a book you're going to do on pincushions?!!! (okay, it was a while ago, I won't be upset if you don't remember!!).
Keep up your wonderful and inspiring work...it makes SO many people happy!
Hope you're settling in nicely and everything is gradually finding itself a new home.
January 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBarb
Absolutely adorable!!!
January 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCarol in E TN
So cute. With matching pins no less! :-)
January 16, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKatie
Beautiful as always. Thanks for sharing!!
January 16, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDonna
January 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTammy
Love that it is an upcycled block, that is is hexies, that is is round, AND the embroidery is the perfect touch! Your pincushions are an inspiration!
January 29, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRoxanne
I love it! You have a very interesting color sense, and this piece really brings that home. It would be so easy to use a pale pink, but you went for the really bright one, and it looks amazing!
July 3, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

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