Friday, August 6, 2010

Rolled Felt Peppermint Pincushion

Rolled Felt Peppermint Pincushions would make cheap inexpensive table favors for your holiday get together with your quilt guild or sewing friends. You can whip up dozens of these in no time.


Toss a few buttons (Christmas themed would be really cute) near each pincushion and this could round out your table vignette.


I used a combination of the Sweet Sugarplums tutorial and the Rolled Felt Pincushion tutorial to create these playful pincushions.

I don't know if this is true for you, but the week has whizzed by very fast for me. This is about the time of year that I start thinking about Christmas. The holidays will be before us sooner than can be imagined and I feel the panic that this time of year usually brings. I have begun to think about holiday gift giving and what I will be making this year.

I think that a set of hexagon flower mug rugs would make a cute and useful gift.


I wish you a very creative and productive weekend. Just for the record, there are only 141 days until Christmas. Don't panic! Start working on those gifts today because handmade takes so much more time than store bought!

Aloha!

20 comments:

Cyndi loves to stitch said...

really cute cute pincushion. You have the cutest ideas.......i still love the mice.

Linda Gilbert said...

My new DDIL came and spent Christmas for the first time with us lst last year and she loved the (my) home crafted goods best of all so your ideas are inspirational. Thanks for sharing

Merry said...

What a terrific and cute idea the pincushions are.

Barb said...

How cute!!!!!

Sonia said...

Oi Arlette....realmente estou amando tudo aqui. Suas artes são lindissimas.Parabéns. Eu amo hexagonos (aqui dizemos jardim da vovó).Bj
Sônia

sweetiepie said...

Lettie, those peppermint candies look good enough to eat. I love the pin cushions!!!

Take care.

Lynn Weathers said...

141 days until Christmas! I'm also feeling the pinch and have started my gift giving list.

Your pin cushion is super cute! Thanks for the great idea.

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Love the mug mats! Thanks for the reminder, too! I'm not getting caught short this year...at least, I'm not planning on it.
xoxo
Donna

Rumi said...

Oh Oh, now I'm panicing...only 141 days! Better get crackin'

Thanks for the cute ideas.

Annette said...

That pinchion is so beautifull....

Michele said...

Hi Arlette!

I like your crafts and, in fact your blog, very very much. I wanted to let you know that I posted a crafty project on my blog yesterday that is inspired by your jeans coasters. Thank you so much for the inspiration!

michele (michelemademe.blogspot.com)

Puuhapetenvaimo said...

Just wanted to let you know I love your blog and have linked to it in my Finnish scrapbooking/crafts blog. Thanks for preparing all these lovely tutorials.

I'll be trying the mice pincushion some day but first I'll be making yards of t-shirt yarn as I just sorted out the closets.

astrid said...

I love your blog, you have so much fantastic ideas.

Becky R said...

Lettie, was just looking at your post with the pincushion you had stitched little fabric yoyos on the each of the curved sections - think it was 2009. I think you called it something about got milk?
Anyway, what kind of tips can you share for sewing a yoyo down on something? Yours looks so smooth without seeing the stitches. I figure there must be a secret to get that look!

Rhonda said...

Arlette,
I just love your blog. I missed the chance to win a floor buddy. I want so badly to give these to a friend for her birthday. I live in Georgia. Do you know where I can purchase these on the internet? I just gotta have some! Thanks, Rhonda
dunnfamily@tds.net

GÖNÜL said...

sevgili arlette çok güzel bir keçe çalışması şeker kadar çok tatlı
sevgiler..

la.daridari said...

I made some felt trivets with the same technique of pincushions!
http://ladaridari.blogspot.com/2010/06/tutorial-felt-trivet.html
Daria

jodi@sewpictureperfect.com said...

Lettie! It's been a long time since I visited. And I am in love with these pincushions! Adorable!

Manoli C. said...

Todos tus alfileteros son preciosos. Gracias por mostrarlos.
Saludos!!!

creativity amongst chaos said...

Lettie, Just found you. Just look at all of those tutorials! Girl, you are so wonderful to post them for us. I plan on doing up a few of your projects, just beautiful things. I gotta send you some of my girls PINcess pins to adorn all of your amazing pincushions! I need your address!!! Hugs, -Cori