With all my other sewing projects going on I’ve fallen a little behind on my Happily Ever After SAL. It has been nice to pick it up again in the evenings and slow down for a bit. Here is June’s block – The Little House on the Prairie. I’ve not actually read this story so will have to add it to my reading list. Although I’ve not read a book since I was pregnant so it may be a while before I do, but it is always something Mabel and I could read together, that would be nice!
Day 15 – I think this is my favourite pinnie so far! Such cute fabric, all I did was add a little embroidery embellishment and a little bit of zakka tape.
Day 16 – Onto a super simple one! This is a cheater print that I’ve just quilted. Simple but effective I think!
Day 17 – My followers will recognise the little needlebook here, you may also remember that it had a cast off attempt! Well when I discovered it again, I thought it would make a perfect little pinnie and so it didn’t go to waste after all!
Day 18 – Another simple one, I feel like maybe I should have added some little embroidery or something, but being short on time, it had to do. I think it still looks cute though!
Day 19 – My first attempt at sewing illustration Inspired by @zeriano. Don’t look too closely! I may invest in a free motion embroidery foot. Definitely going to try some more of this style of work it was lots of fun!
Day 20 – A simple 9 patch made with beautiful Pam Kitty and Lecien fabrics, I love the combination of that blue with the white!
Day 21 – Who doesn’t love Miffy! I’ve had this sweet fabric in my stash for ages and hardly used it! I think I may have to make something else too. Especially as little Mabel really took an interest in this pinnie!
So just over a week to go and I have a whole lot of pinnies! Set for life I reckon, I think there may have to be a giveaway soon!
My round-up of week 2 of the Pinnie Parade! So far I’m still managing to post a pinnie a day even while being away! I’m actually really enjoying this. It’s a great way to use up all those little scraps and revisit fabrics you forgot you had because they have been retired to the scrap box.
Day 8- I think this one may be too cute to stick pins in though!
Day 9 – A pinnie to represent being home again. We had a lovely time away with my family, and I’m missing them already, but it is good to be home again. The pattern for this is by Retro Mama.
Day 10 – This one is entirely pieced by hand. The squares were put together using English Paper Piecing and I hand quilted it on the long journey home. It’s a little scruffier than I like, but I love the colour combo!
Day 11 – Buried in my scrap box was two little bits of embroidery I had completely forgotten about! Here is the first one, a little fairy that I probably had in mind for a Christmas decoration or something. In fact since posting it on Instagram someone had the great idea of turning it into a tooth fairy pillow for Mabel! I think that’s a lovely idea and will be doing that! I can’t remember where I got the embroidery pattern from, but more than likely it was Pinterest!
Day 12 – Another hexie flower! Because you can never have too many hexie pincushions!!
Day 13 – This is a teeny tiny 2 inch square! I completely improvised with this one, and that was quite fun to do. I didn’t plan for it to be quite so small but I kind of like that it is small, it’s perfect for my tiny applique pins!
Day 14 – Probably my favourite of the week. I had to make a big brother for the little duck! I’d not used of any of this fabric before, so it was nice to cut into it with a project in mind.
Over on Instagram we’re having a pin cushion sew-along. A pinnie a day for a month.
It has been lots of fun joining in but also seeing everybody else’s creations.
I thought I’d share with you my pincushions from the first 7 days.
Day 1 – This is actually one from a couple of years ago. Some of you may even recognise it. Made with beautiful Tilda fabrics.
Day 2 – This is a super teeny one made from little Moda scraps. The plan is to make most of these using scraps from my ever growing scrap box.
Day 3 – I love this sweet November books fabric I’ll be so sad once it’s all used up, but at least I’ll have some cute things to look at!
Day 4 – Another one made entirely from my scrappy collection. I think it reminds me of the American flag a little.
Day 5 – This is the one I use everyday and the one I love most.
Day 6 – Not technically designed in my mind as a pincushion but it certainly makes a super sweet one! We’re away at the moment so I am having to dig from the archives for some of these. You remember my blog post about this one!
Day 7 – This one is in my disaster pile,certainly not one I’m proud of. It turned out a very funny shape! But I think the cute hedgehogs make up for it!
That’s it! I hope I can carry on for the whole month. It’s certainly a fun challenge. Follow me on Instagram @what_saysie_makes to see my daily updates.