Monday, October 10, 2011

A Number of Projects

I have been working on a number of projects; not all of them pictured below.   The Pin Pillows and Beggars Bags are being made as gifts for a Lace Guild convention in 2013.  I've included the direction for the Pin Pillows and if you would like the instructions for the bags it is available at the ASLacers web page Here.

Pin Pillow

1. Sew 2 pieces of cotton fabric together in a 3 ¾ inch circle, leaving a small opening.
2. Trim and clip the edges
3. Turn right-side out. Mark the center of the circle.
4. Stuff with batting until full, but not tight. (carded wool is best, but any stuffing will do)
5. Hand sew the opening closed
6. Using 1.5 yards of cross-stitch floss (3 strands) or craft pearl cotton and a large needle form petals.
7. Bring the thread up through the center, wrap around the outside and back through the center. Repeat for a total of 8 petals.

If desired make a “spiders web” in the center or add a button. 

Beggar's Bags

Halloween Table Runner


  1. Wow! Your creativity never ceases to amaze me. Along with that, I love your blog background - best one I've seen in ages! Hope you, Rick and the Boo are doing well. You've been on my mind. I hope to see you when I'm out to Utah in November.

  2. Lovely artistic times. I really love the runner, and I see what you mean about the pin cushions, fast but very cute. The ladies will be happy with their grab bags":)