Monday, March 3, 2014

Pincushions!

Hello, Dear Ones!
I felt the 'need' to slip behind my sewing machine again and decided to make some more pincushions.

 These are really very easy to make. Just cut two circles of fabric, place right sides together and sew together leaving a little opening so you can stuff it.
I use the polyester stuffing. Then slip stitched up the open end.
 I use a 'doll making' needle for this part because the eye is big and the needle is longer and sturdier than a regular sewing needle. I take a long piece of embroidery floss and use the entire six strands and tie a good sized knot on the end. Thread the needle and insert it in the center of the pincushion and stick it straight up til it comes out of the middle of the top part. To make each little puff, bring the thread up from the middle, around the outside edge and then insert the needle back into the center. Make sure you're holding the floss tightly to make the little puffs.
Repeat for each little puff. I made these two pincushions with eight puffs each but you could make as many puffs as you like. Eight probably being the most you would want to have. I like a little something in the center top of my pincushions so I crocheted a little flower and just hot glued them down. Too lazy to sew them down. What? My most dainty talented fingers were tired! :)
 I couldn't stop so I made a smaller one and used a button from my mother's button jar. She would have loved this! :)
Well, there you have it, my little pincushions trying their best to look like Mickey Mouse!

I'm joining Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday 
Smiling Sally for Blue Monday

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Mickey Mouse Theme Song

 Who's the leader of the club
That's made for you and me
M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E
Hey! there, Hi! there, Ho! there
You're as welcome as can be
M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E

Mickey Mouse!

Mickey Mouse!

Forever let us hold our banner
High! High! High! High!

Come along and sing a song
And join the jamboree!
M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E

Mickey Mouse club
We'll have fun
We'll be new faces
High! High! High! High!

We'll do things and
We'll go places
All around the world
We'll go marching

Who's the leader of the club
That's made for you and me
M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E
Hey! there, Hi! there, Ho! there
You're as welcome as can be
M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E

Mickey Mouse!

Mickey Mouse!

Forever let us hold our banner
High! High! High! High!

Come along and sing a song
And join the jamboree!
M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E
~ sung by my pincushions