Saturday, February 22, 2014

FNSI and a new cushion....

I have always loved crazy patch but never been brave enough to try... so imagine my pleasure when Christine presented me with this gorgeous cushion made with velvet, silk, gold thread and other plushness and indulgence....  just look at all the texture in the different fabrics....


It was lovely to have this with me whilst I enjoyed FNSI with lots of you.... thanks Wendy for having us... vanilla slice is a favourite of mine too!

I stuffed this pincushion.... a UFO which only needed stuffing and stitching up the hole....


... that took 10 minutes or less even though it is quite a bit fat pincushion .....


... then I finished the binding on a secret swap giftie....


... and then I carried on with my pretty girlie quilt applique....


... oh ... and did I mention the size of my lovely little crazy patch cushion?


I have had the fortune to see quite a bit of Christine's beautiful miniature work.... so pleased to have one of my own now.... 


the scissor fob cushion is filled with emery sand so it sharpens the needle too....

Righto, Gotto Go.... need to check on Hubz... he is bottling the Irish Stout today.....


(yes... the brewery is also the laundry!)

39 comments:

WoolenSails said...

Beautiful pin cushions and nice as a scissor fob too.

Debbie

Jeanette said...

Lovely crazy patch cushion. Love your pincushion. Hugs, xx.

Helen said...

Your pincushion looks so cute and the crazy patch is gorgeous :-)

Jane said...

Love your pin cushion, and the scissor fob is gorgeous. I love the way she's done the corners

Susan said...

Wow, I can't believe it's so small. Beautiful miniature work. Why do we leave some projects so close to finished? Looks like you had a productive night.

marina said...

what a gorgeous crazy fob! Your pin cushion is beautiful
Good progress on your applique.
enjoy your stout

Elyte said...

Well, you tricked me with that cute little cushion.
Been doing a lot of laundry lately?

Anonymous said...

oh my Fiona you do such beautiful work and that is so tiny for crazy patchwork,unreal,lol where else would you have a brewery,lol,have a lovely evening my friend.xx

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

LOL What a night Fiona with lots achieved!

Jennifer said...

What a sweet little cushion......beautifully made!

Michelle Ridgway said...

How sweet is that little scissor fob. Lucky you! Looks like you had a very productive evening.

KaHolly said...

That scissor fob is a cutie!! I just love it. You were able to accomplish quite a lot! It's so good to set a certain time aside to tackle these little finishes. FNSI is such a good idea.

Terry said...

What a lovely pincushion! And that scissors fob is adorable! :0)

Anonymous said...

Lovely finish!!!! DH's wine finds its way upstairs when the basement is not warm enough. He feels that wine takes a lot less care than beer or stout and I/we enjoy the fruit(s) of his labors!! LOL! Hugs........

Wonky Girl said...

Such pretty lovelies today! I especially enjoyed your fat pincushion. Oh, and how nice to be gifted with that little crazy patch scissor fob :-)

Christine M said...

Lovely pin cushion Fiona. How cute is that tiny crazy scissor fob!

Sue SA said...

Good idea having emery in the pin cushion, that might be easier to source then crushed walnut shells. Love both your pin cushions. We should have a show and tell of pin cushions on day!

Sheila said...

The crazy oatch pincushion is just gorgeous , how talented Christine is :-) Your pincushion is very sweet too and a nice finish . Enjoy your handwork it looks so nice. hugs Sheila

Anita said...

Hi Fiona,
The crazy patch is pretty unreal!!! I have always admired it too. Haven't really dabbled in it myself yet but so will one day.
Cheers, Anita.

Bev C said...

Hello Fiona,

Lucky lucky you, love what Christine has gifted you. You got a lot done FNSI, hope the beer production is going well. Now I am not sure if Vanilla Slice and Beer go together but you could always try!!!

Happy days.
Bev.

Raewyn said...

Gorgeous tiny little wee scissor fob! What a special gift. Looks like you had a fruitful night finishing up a few projects - always a good feeling.

Maria said...

lots of going on at your place...
how cute is that tiny crazy patch...
enjoy your brew...

Wendy said...

Your mini crazy patch is gorgeous ... so tiny! Love the pincushion you stuffed to, very pretty. xx

Kim said...

Lovely work you were very busy. The scissor fob is just great.

Chrissie said...

Lovely scissor fob, its fiddly doing patchwork in miniature but the result,ts are so worth it. A very busy evening, nice to get some finishes.

Chrissie said...

Lovely scissor fob, its fiddly doing patchwork in miniature but the result,ts are so worth it. A very busy evening, nice to get some finishes.

Chrissie said...

Lovely scissor fob, its fiddly doing patchwork in miniature but the result,ts are so worth it. A very busy evening, nice to get some finishes.

Chrissie said...

Lovely scissor fob, its fiddly doing patchwork in miniature but the result,ts are so worth it. A very busy evening, nice to get some finishes.

Chrissie said...

Lovely scissor fob, its fiddly doing patchwork in miniature but the result,ts are so worth it. A very busy evening, nice to get some finishes.

Cheryl said...

What a gorgeous crazy patch scissor fob Fiona. Bet you were thrilled.

Christine said...

Happy Birthday crazy patchwork friend. :D

Barb said...

As always, I am never disappointed when I come here

Farm Gate Creations said...

So much loveliness....now I know why your rushing off...nothing like a bit Irish stout to get you on the move.

Maria said...

Ha ha! Fiona, you fooled me; I thought that it was a full sized cushion! :-)
Love all your FNSI projects too! A home brewing DH...how clever of him!

Anthea said...

Oh my gosh Fiona - that little pincushion is a cutie - and so darn small! Well Done!!
Um, be careful not to confuse the things in the laundry - don't drink the machine liquid or put the stout in the washer, LOL x

Melody said...

Adorable crazy patchwork

rozhearts said...

This is my first visit to your blog . You sure have been a busy lady. I just love the little pin cushion. These little miniature creations are a real treasures to have.
HUGS Roz.

Lin said...

That little crazy pincushion is absolutely delightful. xx

Karen said...

I am still catching up on posts.
Love the little cushion fob. It looks lovely.
Great to finish the pin cushion. I like those little jobs.
The applique is looking gorgeous.

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