Ten Minute Pincushion and Izzy Update

After knocking over
the pin cushion below
for the 100th time,
I decided to make the one above.
I'm calling it my 10 minute pincushion.

Goodbye unstable cutesy heart pincushion.

I used:

circle of felted wool from a sweater
of a family member I want to remember

candle holder turned upside down


strong thread

I ran a running stitch
around the edge of the circle
with very strong
nylon upholstery thread
and then pulled it tight
so it gathered over the wooden circle
with stuffing underneath.

The sweater had a pocket,
so I cut around that closely
and pinned it to the pin cushion
as a holder for thread and thimble.

A new pack of pins
and I'm ready for action.

Below are two Izzy candidates...
I am still making decisions between
Body #9 and Body #12,
head #9 and head #13
Thigh #3 and Thigh #5....

Decisions, decisions!

Have a great day!


Lauren said...

Oh Dixie, I LOve the pin Cushion make dos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!The shape of the head on your mini Izzy is GREAT!!!!! On your large Izzy you are doing a two part leg, are there Izzys done like this? I think i would love to try this!!!
Many Hugs,
using my daughters acct
I so wish she would log out...UGH!

Christine Crocker said...

what a wonderful pincushion, I love it. Especially that it's made from a sweater of someone you love.

your doll babies are so wonderful,Dixie.
Just beautiful.

Dixie Redmond said...

The new pincushion is so great! Doesn't knock over and I can always find my thimble. Yay for change!

Thanks, Jackie and Christe for your encouraging words. :-)


Lisa said...

Smart idea!

"Do not let what you cannot do
keep you from doing what you can do."

John Wooden