Monday, 12 April 2010

Remember My Pincushion Swap?


Finally my recipient has received her gift and I can now safely reveal the contents of this wrapping.   

Well here is the pincushion I made for Frieda.  The idea came when googling, as you do, and I came across this similar one from this lovely blog.  I thought how very suitable for a pincushion I was sending all the way over the seas to the U.S.A. 

Now at the time I didn't know how to use the lettering on my fancy sewing machine, so I was kind of excited to finally be given the push I needed to work it out.  You wouldn't believe just how easy it is.  Just a few button pushes and out popped this lovely script writing.

Well I kind of got carried away and added a few more words on the back of the envelope. 

With Love xxx

And since I enjoyed making it so very much, I thought I'd make one for dear Kate as well. She's done such a brilliant job of organising this huge swap that I thought she deserved a wee gift too.  You are a real super trooper Kate!

She has just received it and I suddenly wondered if she knew to unwrap the fabric and bow?!  Here is her pincushion, similar to the one above but personalised for Kate.

The writing is a little difficult to read unless you know what it says, but I'm sure these ladies know exactly what's written.

Now does anyone know what tomorrow is?  It's a special day for me.  Tune in tomorrow for the answer.

11 comments:

Megan said...

they are absolutely gorgeous and such a clever idea. i wish my sewing machine could do those letters! your gift wrapping is so lovely too. look forward to finding out about tomorrow..!

Itch2stitch.com said...

That is beautiful! I can't wait to see what tomorrow brings! suzie xxx

Serenata said...

Wow those are fabulous Sarah - what a clever girl and a very clever machine!

Floss said...

Remarkable! Such a lovely pincushion, and great writing, Sarah.

sallgood said...

So cute! Such fun details!!
(And Happy Tomorrow!!)

Catherine said...

So gorgeous! Cx

Kate said...

Thank you sooooooooo much Sarah! It is the most beautiful pin cushion I have ever seen. I love it so much. Thanks also for the inspiration to try out the writing on my machine. X

Tania said...

I wandered over via Kate's. You are one clever chooky - gorgeous pin cushion action indeedy!

the textured leaf said...

That is the most amazing idea for a pin-cushion. I had to click on the thumbnail before I realised that the parcel 'was' the pin-cushion!

Jak said...

A lovely idea, love it. What type of sewing machine do you use?

Jak x

Stella said...

What a great idea!!! I'm feeling all nervous because I think I want to join the apron swap but it makes me feel a bit scared! Gahh!!!! Think I'm gonna do it! Really...