I need pattern weights. I’ve been using some old, rusting paint tins as weights, and they’re really just not cute. My original plan was to make some really quick weights filled with beans or something, but then I saw (and bought) the book “Super Cute Pincushions” at the bookstore. Pincushions are way more useful than tiny bean bags. I have a few small embroideries completed, so I stitched some pincushions up using quilting scraps for the back. These are all filled with fine sand, so they have some heft for keeping patterns in place, but I’ll get a lot more use out of them as pincushions — and my pins will stay nice and sharp.
- The hedgehog and chicken are embroidered from Aneela Hoey patterns from her book “Little Stitches“.
- The brain and uterus are Jenny Hart patterns downloaded from sublimestitching.com.
- The Day of the Dead skull is from Kate Haxell’s book “Super-Cute Pincushions”.
I haven’t made such small circular things before. I definitely need to work on my curves. My uterus is especially wonky… Well, not MY uterus — I’m sure that’s fine. I also found out that I hate embroidering on felt. HATE. It feels gushy and weird. The only one on felt is the skull — the others are regular fabric, which works just fine. No more felt.
I’ll be making more of these — “Super-Cute Pincushions” has a ton of great patterns I still need to embroider 🙂