Friday, August 5, 2011

Frilly Ribbons pincushion

The May kit from the Shabby Fabrics Pincushion Club (they still have some kits available if you are interested) was the Frilly Ribbons basket pincushion from Crabapple Hill Studio.

Frilly Ribbons basket pincushion, front view
There was a lot of handwork in this one. In fact, the only time I used my machine was in basting the ribbons to the main basket piece. Everything else was by hand. The kit didn't actually come with quite enough beads, so I went out and purchased the little glass fluted flower head beads to use around the top edge of the basket. I think they are a nice addition with all of the pearly pink seed beads.

Frilly Ribbons basket pincushion, close-up
I think it looks so fancy! So much so, that I felt the need to procure some pretty pins to go with it. (Is it weird that I feel like my regular pins aren't pretty enough for my pincushion?) I found these beautiful pins on Etsy, from Whimsical Wool. It is true that they aren't exactly practical-- but aren't they perfect with this pincushion? Love.


  1. You do wonderful work, this is just gorgeous.

  2. Love cute pincushions, but then I don't want to use them they are just to pretty!!

  3. This would be perfect to hold the rings at a wedding.

  4. They are perfect for your pincushion! And it turned out beautifully.

  5. Very pretty and yes, I would have to buy some different pins too. I have all those yellow flat head pin and they would certainly look tacky in that little basket.