Saturday, 22 March 2014

Pincushions Galore!

Just a very quick post, before I go to make dinner, to share with you the sweet little lavender scented patchwork pincushions I've just made from vintage French and English fabrics.

From my stash I found some lovely vintage French blue Toile de Jouy which I combined with vintage ticking and linen, and some English vintage pink and pale turquoise toile fabric.....the fabrics are so pretty.

Filled with soft filling and a little lavender, they just need the open bit stitched together which I shall do tomorrow in natural light.

They will then be listed in my Etsy Shop.

The little hessian pincushions below were put into my Etsy Shop today.

They are made with vintage white linen and backed with blue and cream striped ticking, and the frayed  hessian patches are stamped with sewing-themed words, and stitched to the linen with red stitches.

They too have a little lavender inside to give a gentle lavender scent when in use.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!


  1. You have been busy - they're lovely.

  2. Beautiful! I hope that they are really popular in your shop, they deserve to be! xx

  3. Gorgeous Gill! As well as useful aren't pincushions just the prettiest little things. :)

  4. Beautiful pincushions Gilly - gorgeous fabrics, very classy and smart! Joy xo

  5. Hello Gilly

    I love your colour combinations and the texture of your fabrics. Great work

    Have a lovely weekend


  6. They are really pretty. And useful too. Hope you're having a great weekend. X

  7. Love these, and I also loved you're little patchwork stitching in you last post....gosh, you're so good! :) x

  8. Sweet little pincushions, love the blue Toile de Jouy and a great idea adding some lavender to the stuffing. See you in the week.
    Jane xx

  9. These are lovely and I'll bet they smell sew good :)
    I have a thing for pin cushions.
    Happy Sunday.
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

  10. Lovely work Gill, I particularly like the hessian ones. Have a wonderful Sunday. Hope the weather is warming up a little for you. We had an attempt at snow this morning, but thankfully the sun came out. Much love, Linda x

  11. Love them Gill!!!!! I am sure they will popular in your shop.
    xx Shari

  12. Wow, you have been busy, they are lovely.

  13. Beautiful, just beautiful! I love the patchwork, such lovely combinations of pattern and texture. And the hessian ones are just darling! Great idea to add a little lavender, these are very special little makes! Chrissie x

  14. thats a lot of work but its lovely to see and smells great I think love the fabrics

  15. They are lovely - you have a gift for combining the right fabrics. Natural light is so essential for doing anything intricate I find, but we will soon have a bit more of it after this weekend when the clocks go forward! xCathy

  16. These are so gorgeous and I especially love the use of the feedsacks, it just gives it that extra something special xoxo


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