Saturday, May 25, 2013

Needlecase with Heart Pincushion

Finally the last of the sewing for the bride to be and best of all it's not in green and orange.

The heart pincushion was something I added myself. The pattern and tutorial for this needle case can be found at Liz's blog here.

It looked too plain in just red so I picked out the white from the heart and did a couple of rows of running stitch around the edge.

I left the inside plain.

I love the little heart.

I was supposed to be visiting my daughter during this past week but I've been ill so couldn't make it. I was pretty bad for 5 days with sickness and diarrhea, the smell of food made me even worse so hubby had to order food from out for him and my son. One good thing came out of it though and that is that I was able to kick the smoking habit. I'm now on my 8th smoke free day. YAYYYY.

As you can imagine I wasn't able to sew for a few days but eventually made a start on a test bag that I'm testing for Katy Cameron over at The Littlest Thistle. Katy was looking for bag testers as a couple have had to drop out. I'm a bit behind on checking blogs so I don't know if she's found the testers she needs but if you're interested you could drop Katy an email. It's a gorgeous bag design and mine was coming along just fine when my new industrial sewing machine packed in on me. I carried on as much as I could with my ordinary sewing machine but reached the part of constructing the outer bag and because I used upholstery fabrics it wouldn't go through so I'm still waiting for the engineer to come and fix my machine.

I had a clutch waiting to be tested also by Gary Fletcher so got to that straight away and finished it yesterday. As soon as Gary's pattern is ready I'll post photos of mine for you to see.

Now I'm feeling better I'll be visiting my daughter in a few days and by the time I come back I'll be making another test bag plus hopefully finishing Katy's.

~ Maria ~


  1. I love the bridal collection you made! This needle holder is a brilliant idea. And congrats on 8th day! Keep it up :)

  2. oh no, sorry to hear you've been ill. Congrats on quitting smoking, I have too! I read a book: Alan Carr's Easy Way to Quit Smoking and, bizarrely, I stopped smoking, just like that!

    Love the needle keep, so pretty

  3. Hi Maria,
    I'm so sorry to hear you've been very sick~ :( Not fun! But glad you are better now..and can finally visit your dear daughter...and I bet she is glad to see you too!!!

    LOVE the pin cushion! I'll be trying this pattern! Cute little gifts~! Just add some needles, etc to it. ♥♥♥

  4. Sorry you've been sick, Maria, and sorry that you didn't get to visit your daughter. Quitting smoking is a great side effect though - congratulations - I know exactly how hard that is! It'll be 10 years for me this fall - I smoked for 29 years!!!

    LOVE the needlecase - I made a similar one several years ago but mine had a piece of felt (cut in the same shape as the needlecase, but smaller) on the inside to hold the needles. I made a bunch of them that year and gave them out as Christmas gifts :D The ones that were left over went to an animal shelter for fund-raising -- my niece (who ran the shelter) had no idea what it was for, and told a purchaser that she thought it might be a hotpad for hot pots, LOLLLLLL!

    Sorry about your new machine screwing up - is it under warranty? You haven't had it for very long - hopefully it'll be a quick fix and they'll get you back on the road with it!

  5. Hi Maria, all your latest creations are soooooooo beautiful! This needle case is lovely, what I liked in particular was the chef's hat and also the fabric flowers, you did a beautiful collection of items for the bride!!
    Glad to know you're already in good health, the good side of your illness was that you stopped smoking :), I wish you courage to keep you so, I quit smoking two months ago and I'm happy to go on, every day is a victory!
    Your bloggy friend, Marisa.

  6. Glad you got to work on another color. The heart is a great added touch to the needle book.

    I'm glad you are feeling better too and you quit smoking as well. Sometimes our body is speaking to us and telling us what to do and when we don't listen we get sick and that gets our attention.

    Hope your machine get better too, lol.

  7. Good Afternoon Maria, I am sorry to hear you have been unwell. I really, really like your needle case with the little heart, it is lovely.
    I know my daughters would love these as little gifts. So I am going to find some material and make them, one for each daughter.
    Maria, I have enjoyed my visit and I have become a new follower. I am looking forward to catching up with your posts.
    I would like to invite you to visit me at Ivy, Phyllis and Me! when you have the time as you will be most welcome.
    Best Wishes to you from England.

  8. Love your adorable needle case....the cute little red heart makes it!Glad I found your blog. I will be back to check out all of your creations.

  9. Hello Maria,
    this is such a lovely pincushion!
    Have a happy new week,
    gus to you,

  10. How annoying!! You've not long had your machine!!

    I wonder if you'll ever sew with orange and green in combination again, definitely not for a little while now I suspect. :)


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