Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Ladies... sharpen your needles.....

Crazy Pincushion Sew-A- Bit will 'officially' launch at the beginning of March......

Kaaren from The Painted Quilt has kindly said we can use her tutorial and design for this wonderful pincushion.... this is a picture of Kaaren's.....

Isn't is so-o-o-o-o-o lovely and fun?

of course... we will all be making ours the same but different...

So those who are joining in the fun you can start getting your bits and pieces...... we will all make a base which will be sent to the next person.... so even without your group names you can start whenever you like.....

There will be 4 or 5 people in each group.

I am away for a week but I will get the list out to you before March

We will be posting overseas sometimes so there is no problem starting early ..... we have representatives from Canada, Australia, USA - so we will have well travelled pincushions...

Gather your pieces of felt.. and some wadding to pin it to....
(I have also used a piece of felt as a backing to pin your felt .. or even some fabric will do)
.... don't feel you can't use what you have....

You can see instructions to make the base HERE on Kaaren's site.  At this stage MAKE YOUR BASE and BASTE THE EDGES.  That is what you will be sending on to the next person.......

Think about the size of the pincushion... remember we are posting overseas ... I would recommend about 6" diameter.  I used a small dessert bowl for a template.

 ~ these are waiting to be basted ~

The bases should be ready for posting to the next person at the beginning of March... and then on to the next person at fortnightly intervals....

at the end of the round your base will come back to you - with a new look and a backing

Don't be shy to show what you have made... I find even if I see a photograph the real thing is still a lovely surprise... or just a sneak peak if you like...... and let me know if you have posted it on your blog and I will do a link up each fortnight.  Or send me a picture to include.........
I have also started a Flckr group started to upload your pictures
Go HERE to look and upload

If there is anyone who wants to make on their own but keeping up with us - please join in with including your pictures

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  1. Sounds like fun Fiona. Can I put my name in?

  2. Hi Fiona,
    Originally I thought I'm already in a lot of swaps and I didn't want to over commit but I just can't resist. Is it too late to join in? If it's not please put me on the list.

  3. That's so exciting. Now what colours do I want to use???

  4. Oh - I can't wait to get started. The tutorial answered a lot of unasked questions I had.

    I do have one question still though - at the tutorial she speaks of a "theme" - are we having a theme or does each individual have a theme? or are we not even having a theme?

  5. I won't join in because I'm so overwhelmed at the moment but I will follow along with your progress here. This design is so fun and great, I may have to make one just for little old me!

  6. I am so excited about starting this fun project ,I love wool and I love these pincushions too . Thanks for organizing this Fiona.
    hugs Sheila

  7. Looks like a fun swap - have fun! And enjoy your week away, we want pictures, lol!

  8. I loved Kaaren's pincushion the first time I saw it on her blog. I wish I could join in but have to pass this time. Enjoy your week away! toni xxx

  9. Hi

    I did a round robin with 3 other friends. I've posted pictures on my own blog and also the Wool Crazy Sew Along blog.

    Each of us chose a theme. Mr. McGarrity's garden was one, Halloween was another Fall was a third and flowers and bugs was mine.

    check out detail pictures here

    I made mine into a sewing case, the other 3 gals still haven't finished theirs.

    Have fun!

  10. Hi Fiona, Just got to do some blog hopping and found your great swap you have organised. If it is not too late I too would love to join in.If you could let me know after you have time to settle back That would be great.
    (((HUGS))) Roz.

  11. Hi Fiona, Hope you are having a great trip and that you have a wonderful birthday.
    I made my tacked together pieces of felt and wool today and it's all ready to post when you return. What fun.
    Happy Birthday to You, Happy birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Fiona, Happy Birthday to you. (sung in a horrible off key voice but with heaps of good will.

  12. Looking forward to seeing what everyone does. Wish I had time to play!!
    xx, shell


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