Seven not-so-edible pincushions!
The little strawberries are filled with emery.
The patterns/idea came from http://ideas.stitchcraftcreate.co.uk/fabric-cake-tutorial/ (the cake); http://thehappyzombie.com/blog/?p=322 (the whipped cream) and http://marthastewart.com/273284/strawberry-pincushions (the strawberry). Of course I made some minor changes to all the patterns.
These were positively addictive to make!
The pattern for these was found HERE (it's a PDF file). I also watched a you tube video to be sure I had it right. The PDF pattern called for a piece of quilt bat inside the ornament, but I saw several other patterns that didn't, so I didn't put any in mine either. I really don't think it is necessary to the overall look.
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I have searched for the right words to express my sorrow over the horrible events that happened in Paris over the weekend. One can only feel such sorrow for the people of France, and particularly those in Paris. I found a quote that I think is appropriate for the people of Paris ... "You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have". All we can do is pray.