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Pink floral pin cushions!

I’m very excited, just put up my first shop item. It’s a sweet little pink floral pin cushion. The top is made from durable quilting weight cotton and the cushion is filled with polyester stuffing all pulled together into a pretty flower shape by pink embroidery floss and buttons for decoration. I will be making some more to put into the shop, as well as some aprons (both half and full aprons). I haven’t decided yet if any hand knitted items will start making their way into the shop or not…

http://www.etsy.com/shop/Lacunacoiled

Pink floral pin cushion

Pink floral pin cushionPink floral pin cushion

http://www.etsy.com/shop/Lacunacoiled

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This one is mine!

Finished my girlie version, and this one is mine! I used petrol blue cotton drill for the solid colour and a floral from Tanya Whelan’s Ava Rose collection. I was going to put some frills on the bottom of the flap it to make it extra girlie but opted out at the last minute.

My laptop bag

My laptop bag


Next project is a tunic from the Sew Serendipity book. I bought the book nearly immediately following the book review from Flossie Teacakes. I don’t have a lot of time in the evenings for sewing in the next couple of days but hopefully have it done by the end of the weekend.

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Dan’s laptop bag

I’ve been working on this for a while now, there were absolutely TONS of pieces to cut out! I was following a pattern but he wanted stripes down the front flap and extra padding. The stripes weren’t hard to add in but because the padding had to go between the lining and the exterior I had to add in some binding along the top to close up the raw edges. I also spent a ridiculous amount of time trying to get the little side pocket just right… you know the pocket… that one on the side designed for mobile phones that no one ever uses? I’ve told Dan he has to use the little pocket regularly now to make it worth the aggravation of putting in on. 🙂

Here’s some pictures of it finished. Including one of the silly little pocket.
Dan's laptop bag

Dan's laptop bag

Dan's laptop bag