Saturday, October 25, 2014

Scrap Strips....

In my venture to sort and tidy I found a whole bunch of 'scraps' which had been passed on to me .... so I have cut them all into 2 1/2" strips.....  I think this range was around a few years ago... it's very happy colours


I have some plain white I am going to use with it.... some day ....

Meanwhile.......  TA DA.... 

 I present the Mouse Pincushion


The pattern is by Natalie Bird


I love it


Found a perfect button for the top (as I didn't have a little fluffy ball)


Michelle showed us some lovely lace on her blog, and Teresa also did a little while ago....  (I have included links to their relevant posts should you want to have a look at what they showed)

I have a piece of this lace and I wondered how one gets to know how old it is...  I know it was used in the 1950's (on my mums wedding dress) but sadly never found out anything about it prior to that


there is quite a few tear hole (moths or such like have had a feast I think) in it 

Righto, Gotto Go - there still seems to be so much I want to do ....

30 comments:

  1. Hi Fiona wow love your mouse pin cushion and that is such a pretty lace.xx

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  2. haha, I have lots of those projects to do sometime :) That pin cushion is adorable, I love it

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  3. Very lovely pincushion. You are a clever clogs for matching the fabric at the scissor keep part!
    The 'Birdie' fabric (scraps) was one of my favourite ranges. I used it for several baby quilts. Lovely fresh clear colours.

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  4. WOW ! You mouse I'd gorgeous ..

    Oh those scraps with white would make a great fence and rail quilt...

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  5. Love your pincushion. I just cut my 3rd one out today. :). The lace is very pretty. Hugs, xx

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  6. Absolutely love your mouse pincushion, adorable. Lovely lace too, I love trying to find out the history behind the materials and tools, have a g reat weekend xcx

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  7. Those pieces of scraps are from very happy fabric. Love it and I can't wait to see what you have planned for it. Congrats on an adorable pincushion finished. It is so cute. I love all the little details and the fussy cut of the baskets for the scissors. Simply adorable. How big is it?

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  8. Just loving that pin cushion!! Was it as much work as it looks like it was? What fun, bright, and cheery scraps!! You're a lucky girl!

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  9. Love your pin cushions, fun pattern and lots of possibilities.

    Debbie

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  10. Your lace is very pretty, and your mouse pin cushion is adorable! I love that it has a place to put your little scissors.

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  11. Love your gifted scraps, they will look really pretty. The mouse pincushion is very cute, enjoy!

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  12. they don't look like scraps at all..so well organised in the strips.
    Your pin cushion looks fantastic!
    Love how you have fussy cut the scissor keeper part so that it pops into the basket perfectly.
    such delicate and pretty lace. Do you have a project in mind for it?

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  13. Those "scraps" look like they easily become a quilt. Nice to have them in order. Your pincushion is such a cute finish.....too pretty for pins.

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  14. Those scraps look like fun , I see a cute project in your future . Absolutely love your pincushion , wonderful job and love the button on top . Hugs Sheila

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  15. Lovely pin cushion Fiona...I saw that he other day for the first time

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  16. That pincushion is too sweet - and yes, perfect button for the top! Well done. The lace is beautiful!

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  17. oH my gosh I just love that pin cushion too. Beautiful job..

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  18. Gorgeous job on your pincushion Fiona.

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  19. Mousey pincushion is adorable and you did find the perfect button for the top. Your Mum's lace is beyond gorgeous! I am not sure how you date it.

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  20. Your mouse pincushion is just gorgeous! Love the button on the top.

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  21. Absolutely love the mouse pincushion, just a beautiful design and you have done it perfectly. Your mums lace is so pretty, very hard to find quality like that now days.

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  22. Gorgeous pin cushion Fiona, and finished with your own personal touch.

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  23. How lovely to find gorgeous scraps like that! Have fun.
    And well done on your finish with the mouse pincushion. It looks amazing!!
    The lace is beautiful. Hope you find some info about it.

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  24. Oh I love the mouse pincushion. How fun you got to spend a day with Marina. Gorgeous lace.

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  25. I would say those strips are around 4 years old. I've been sewing for 4 years and a layer cake of that line was the first fabric I bought!

    Love the mouse pincushion, such lovely work!

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  26. The pincushion turned out super cute Fiona, well done... have fun with those strips when you get to them!

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  27. Too cute!!! I'm severely tempted by this pattern, now that I'm seeing you girls finishing them!

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