Confession: I have a nasty streak!! I made a pin cushion which I sent to my BBF Barbara – “I’d rather stick pins in my eyes than darn socks!” on which I had used the lovely face stamped onto linen as I have here. This scrap of  fabric with the face has been in my stash for over a year I should think, and I have needed a new pincushion for a while now, so…

The lace sides were inspired by Take a Word this week, although I had thought of something else…

I converted, (or upcyled, or recycled) a linen dress into a summer top today, so I was in that sewing frame of mind anyway!

And I am still gravitating towards orange-coloured stuff! So although I can’t wear the colour, I can still enjoy it!

That scruffy strip along the bottom is some of the hand-dyed gauze bandage I made a couple of weeks ago. It’s still nice and bright and makes a cool embellishment. I’ve been reading Cath Kidston’s first book “in Print” which has given me loads of ideas – like I needed more!! Here’s a link to some of her more recent books.

Nick’s in Wales for a few days’ fishing and DD and I have stuff to do, so I expect it’ll continue to be a busy week ahead… Hope yours is peaceful!

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  1. A fun pin-cushion, Rosie. Your “stuff and cuffs” are adorable.

  2. Fantastic, Rosie. Very clever and beautiful created. Such a fun piece.

  3. Amazing creation, Rosie, love your digital sheets, too!

  4. it’s beautiful!!

  5. Love this!

  6. Stunning, fabulous idea and wonderful creation!!

  7. That’s the most beautiful pincushion I’ve ever seen Rosie!
    Love the red lace! xx

  8. Taluula

     /  April 11, 2011

    Well, Rosie, there is no doubt it’s an exquisite pincushion but how can you stick pins in her?!! Absolutely love your sense of humour!

  9. Love it, love it, LOVE it!!!! Waaaaay to adorable to use as a pin cushion, Rosie!!! Hugs, TErri xoxo

  10. What a riot! Love the idea and your description. Your friend will be thrilled.

  11. Good luck at you show, Rosie! The pin cushion is indeed unique. I could not bring myself to stick a pin in that beautiful face, however! Cuffs are yummy.

  12. I had a fun time looking at your lovely and fun creations!!!

  13. This is just wonderful, Rosie, and I love your humour!

  14. What a wonderful and most unusual pin cushion, Rosie. It is a lovely face. I’m not sure I could stick a pin anywhere on it.

  15. This has to be the most unique and scrumptious pin cushion I have ever seen. Rosie, you really ARE a legend. Fantastic work.

  16. Even our pincushions are soul sisters, thanks to you, Rosie! I LOVE my lady with pins in her eyes! And yours looks beautiful and sexy in her red lace! XOXO

  17. That’s fabulous fabric work, Rosie.

  18. Folk Heart

     /  April 13, 2011

    Love this so much! Faces on fabric are one of my very favorites. Really nice job!

  19. Effie

     /  April 14, 2011

    Fabulous… that’s a phrase I use a lot…

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