Monday, September 9, 2013


 Well,  hello one and all!   It's bloghop time again and this one's all about pin cushions.  At least once a day I think how I really need to make some pincushions so I don't have to cart my one poor little beat up chicken back and forth from the sewing machine to the cutting table and then over to the ironing station.  Sometimes I even take him for a visit to the living room end table.  Then he gets to have a wet dog nose violate him!!!  So, anyway, that is why I thought it would be perfect to join this hop.
  I had huge plans to make several pincushions.  Well, you know what they say about the best laid plans!   So, I only got two made but, hey,  better than none so.....SUCCESSSSSSS!!  I gotta take what I can get sometimes. 
  The first one I made is from a tutorial I found on the Cutting Corners College by Riley Blake.  The tutorial was written by Vicki from the Quilting Lodge and called The Cube.
 I did alter the pockets a little according to what I wanted to put in it.
My next project included some fun little items you all might recognize.   Anyone anyone...???  Yes,  they are little felt M&Ms!  I'm not sure how popular they are outside of the US,  so if you've never heard of them, they are bits of chocolate with a candy coated shell.  So what would I make with these you ask ?!  I'll tell you!  Make a candy dish full of chocolate goodies into a pincushion!   And I had the perfect dish to put them in!  Here's my second creation...
BAHAHAHAHA, isn't that awesome? !  I'm going to send the candy dish pincushion to the funniest blogger I know.  I don't want to say who it is until she gets it.  I know with her sense of humor she will get a chuckle out of it.  And isn't it fun to send a friend a little pressie for no reason? .
  So,  thanks to Kristen for hosting this hop and to Mme Samm for creating all these great hops!   Here's the rest of today's Pin Up, I mean Pin It girls!
September 10

  Have fun hopping everyone! 

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Pin It Bloghop

September 10

September 16