As much as I'd love to keep them, these sweet winged pin cushions will be flying to new homes soon. I have made them as gifts and I'm sure their cute little faces will bring a smile to their new owners. They are the other two pin cushions from this Heather Bailey pattern and were lots of fun to make just like their ladybird friend. I love all the details Heather puts in her patterns.
The bee was the easiest of all. I made her yesterday including choosing fabrics and cutting out. The detail on the wings is all done on the machine which of course is a lot quicker than by hand.
The butterfly was a different story just because of all the hand embroidery detail on the wings. I even did some embroidery while watching the girls take their first summer swim on Saturday at the local pool.
On the back of both of them is a little place between the middle of the wings and the body to hold a small pair of embroidery scissors. The wings are a handy place for needles and of course the body is the pin cushion.
And because I used quite a bit of felt for these projects I thought it was a good opportunity to show the latest addition to my felt stash. These lovely colourful bundles were purchased from Heather Bailey's online store and bought back from the States by my DH. I can get felt here in NZ but not always the right colour I want and the quality varies a lot as well. I often have to resort to buying acrylic and I hate the way acrylic feels and 'squeaks' when your rub it. You just can't beat natural fibres.
Her service is great and I just love the way they're packaged as well!