MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

A blog about my interests, which include fabric landscapes and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Another project

As promised, here's the reveal of what I was doing with that little tidbit I showed you last time...

This is a pincushion I created for including in the  Perfectly Pleasing Pincushion Parade hosted by 'My Sister Made Me Do It'.      

Be sure to click on the link above and check out all the other fun pincushions
included in the parade.  (Note:  new entries will be added until
June 19, so be sure to check back often!).

Mine measures approximately 15" high and uses a silver wine goblet as the base and also features a crazy quilted skirt.  The instructions to make one of your very own will appear in an upcoming issue of 'Crazy Quilt Quarterly' Magazine.  


- Many of us have a collection of vintage linens stuck in a box or drawer somewhere and don't know what to do with them.  There might be some ideas HERE that you might like to explore.

- Her site also had THIS which could be another use for those linens?

- If you'd like to create a fairy garden, have a look at the ideas HERE.  

- HERE is a cute little fellow you might like to make.

Today's quote..."Silver is purified in fire and so are we.  It is in the most trying times that our real character is shaped and revealed"

30 comments:

  1. What a clever pincushion and how convenient that a wine goblet is the base. I like the little storage pockets and the crazy quilt skirt. So pretty and so useful.

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    1. Thank you! That wine goblet has been sitting on a shelf in my sewing room for years holding various things throughout that time. Too pretty to get rid of and yet not really serving much purpose. The pincushion challenge was just the incentive I needed!

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  2. What a lovely pincushion. I especially like the pockets for popping things in. xx

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    1. Pockets come in handy wherever they are! Thank you.

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  3. Three things....love your banner pic, really want to make that pincushions and I need to buy some plush and visit Fluffmonger again and make some of her Christmas ornaments...too cute :)

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    1. Glad you like the banner picture - thought it was time to change it out. Oh goodness - I'm not thinking about Christmas yet but I know I should be. One wonders what it will be like this year with all that's been happening in the world.

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  4. So that is what that sneek peek turned into! How adorable is that? Thank you so much for entering the parade with us, and as always, thanks for the interesting links!

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    1. Thanks! It was fun to make and even better that I finally found a use for that wine goblet! Glad you like the links.

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    2. Love your mannequin pincushion, Mary Anne. The fabric for the bodice is pretty and the skirt with your signature crazy quilted skirt is sweet. The skirt with the pockets to hold all those sewing accourtrements is fabulous. Love this idea.

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    3. Thanks Kim - I can't make too much without adding an element of crazy quilting so this is no exception I guess.

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  5. Love your pincushion! The apron especially has a nolstagic vibe.

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    1. The apron used some vintage 'stuff' I had in my stash so another win. Anything to use up stash!

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  6. Hi Maryanne oh wow your pin cushion is amazing and very cute,thankyou my friend for sharing it with us xx

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    1. I had fun making it and the parade was an added incentive. Finally found a use for that goblet after hanging onto it for all these years.

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  7. I just love your pincushion because it is so unique and that's always a favorite of mine. I also love the links you provided for us. Thank you so much.

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    1. Thank you - glad you like it (and the links!). I have fun searching them out and hope that sometimes they come in handy for someone.

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  8. How cute is that!! I'm so glad you joined the parade and shared your lovely pincushion with us!! Thanks for sharing the links, too!! :)

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    1. Thank you for dropping by Sara - the parade is great fun!

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  9. What a super cute pincushion!! Love the useful apron!! xx

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    1. Thanks Joy - I felt it needed the apron and that then evolved into adding the pockets so it would serve a useful purpose.

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  10. Beautiful Mannequin Pincushion...

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    1. Thank you for dropping in Maria - glad you like my pincushion!

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  11. Love the Banner! What a wonderful and attractive way to re-purpose the goblet. You have great ideas.

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    1. Thanks! Just wish my great ideas would sometimes happen a little faster....that goblet has been sitting on my shelf for too many years to count.

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  12. I love your CQ Dress Form Pincushion on a silver goblet. Such a fun and practical project. Great links and thank you dear. Your Vintage Truck Landscape as your banner is breathtaking! Staying well and safe I hope...<3

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    1. The pincushion was fun to make (not that I NEED another pincushion!!). Glad you like the banner - not sure if I want my work to show up quite that large because all my mistakes will show.

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  13. Love your pincushion, it´s beautiful and such a good idea to use a goblet as a base.

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    1. Thanks Sheryl! I'm happy to finally have a good use for that goblet. It's one of those things I didn't want to part with but it didn't serve any real purpose other than gathering dust.

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  14. Precioso maniquí, me encanta! el tema del maniquí para alfileteros es precioso
    Besos

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