Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Blue Moon

This is my entry for the pincushion challenge. The theme is Winter Wonderland. I have been admiring the pincushions everyone has been making for several months and thought I'd give it a try.

I made it using wool I felted in the washer from old clothes from the thrift shop. The colors I had available dictated the palette (it was snowing and I did not want to make a trip to the store). I would have reached for pure white for the snowflakes and snowy ground, but I like how the blue flakes and the oatmeal ground looks even better. As I was embroidering all the snowflakes I started humming "Blue Moon" and suddenly I knew what I wanted to do with the top of the cushion.

I'm not sure how everyone gets their cushions to turn out so perfectly shaped. I'd like any hints anyone can offer on that. And what kind of stuffing is best? I used polyfil.

I totally get why so many crafters are addicted to making these! I love the feel of the wool, the sound of the cotton thread pulling through...very satisifying!


Plain Jane said...

Yup, working with wool felt is very satisfying! I'll find myself sitting and stitching on some little bit of it for hours...I do a wool felt art quilt lesson in my class. Anyway! I love your little pin cushion. It fits the theme perfectly. I'm afraid to look at the pincushion challenge for fear I'll get hooked too.

Sage said...

I have been working with wool felt this week for the first time. I love it. Wonderful pincushion.

Allison said...

Love the pin cushion. It is very cute!