Thursday, September 29, 2011

Who Doesn't Love a Pincushion?

I adore antique and antique-style pincushions. They, much like dolls of days gone by, have a certain charm; especially the rpimitive ones. I sewed these pincushions entirely by hand a few months ago. Each one was sewn from reproduction prints and is stuffed with wool roving to keep needles and pins rust-free. It also gives them a nice weighty feel, like their antique counterparts.

The first is an orange calico bird perched atop a brown printed pincushion. It is about 4 1/2 inches from beak to tail, and the pincushion beneath it is of the same length. At its widest, it is about 3 1/4 inches wide. The bird is also stuffed with wool.
The second pincushion is a small blue print pincushion stitched to a brown print pincushion. the smaller is about 2 1/4 inches long and 2 inches wide. The larger is about 3 1/2 inches long and 3 inches wide.
Even if you're not an avid seamstress, these adorable pincushions would be lovely accents in any primitive home decor!
These pincushions are for sale on my Etsy!