Tis the season to be…Stash Busting

16/08/2011 · 1 comment

in Craft,Crochet,Patterns

If you are not a knitter/crafter you will be horrified by this fact. Now is the time when people in the crafty way begin their…(sssshhh say it very quietly) Christmas gift projects. I know how dreadful! Can you really believe it? But it is true.

A friend of mine, Mrs McD has already begun. She has some super ideas. I know there are others out there too. I might post a few photos of projects completed by visitors to the blog using my patterns.

Now a lovely friend of mine Katie K, runs some very successful vintage and craft fairs. She put a call out to stall holders in my local area to say that she was planning an event in October. I got back to her immediately and said. ‘I won’t be able to do a stall of my own, as I don’t think I have the time at the moment’. It was like a little secret challenge to myself.

Now my mind can’t stop racing with little trinkety stuff to fill up the Christmas stocking. So first up.

I have been swatching some crochet granny motifs. Rather than put them in the bin or allow them to collect dust. I made this one into a rather jaunty pin cushion.

Firstly I marked out two squares of felt slightly bigger than the crochet square and cut the edges with pinking shears.

Then I tacked the motif to the felt using co-ordinating cotton.

I then sewed round the edges of the square on the sewing machine, leaving a small hole for the stuffing. This prototype was not particularly neat.

Finally taadahh! I am loving pin cushions at the moment, so much handier than racing round a little tin to pick up a pin.

I think more will follow to add to my accumulating stock for the Craft Fair. Lets hope they get snapped up, otherwise friends and family might find them in their stocking.

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