Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Pincushions

This is made with Yellow Poppy ribbon and a Liberty fabric my sister in law Cherry brought me from England.

This one is made with one of my favorite Kaffe Fasset prints, and the new Butterfly ribbon I did for Renaissance Ribbons.

I have been making sachet/pincushions for about a year now, inspired by the unmatchable pincushions by Sue Gower of Nifty Thrifty Dry Goods, who sells buttons, trimmings, and ribbons, including my LFN Artist's Ribbons. She makes wonderful pincushions from vintage textiles and vintage buttons, and stuffs them so full of lavender they are rock hard. Maili Powell of Soutache in Chicago (fabulous trim store) also makes pincushions like this: she & I have a great time trading ribbon ideas on a regular basis and I hope to post some of her ribbon creations in the future. But here are pictures of my pincushions for now.

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