Sunday, 5 May 2013

My first pincushion ...???

This is one of my typical slooooow projects. It took me some weeks to develop it and to choose how to complete it....Different ideas populated my head for days: this morning the simplest one won!

All started with some blues and stripes...




...and I added some orange to liven up the project in progress...


some close ups...





with a darker hue of blue (and folding the stripy rectangle in half) I started to join the sides with a border in single crochets...



....and before the last stitches, I filled it with some toy stuffing...



Even the orange piece (folded in half, too) has been sewn crocheting some single crochet stitches....




Two pieces...


...became one!!! Have a look :




I really love the lace effect of the roof and its emptiness!!!

I tried some cross stitching in the front of the house....


.....well????
I think I will use it as a pincushion, but the possibilities are more : decoration (I've added a loop on the top of the roof to hang it somewhere!), a lavender sachet, a soft toy, a......?????

xxxx Alessandra

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15 comments:

  1. How fun....it's so cool to give wings to your creativity and see where it takes us ..fun And very cute result ! :)

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  2. Oh this is too cute ALe and yes, so many things you could do with it.....x

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  3. Ale!!!!! I looooooooooooooooooove it! Congratulations for your work!

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  4. Love it, Ale! <3 And thanks so much for all your comments! :)

    xxx Lucia

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  5. You really do come up with the simplest ideas that are so very effective. Cute pincushion house. :) Best wishes, Tammy

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  6. This is great! Love the blue/orange combo!
    Kate :}

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  7. So darn cute Ale!!! xo Heather

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  8. Hi there, I just found your blog and really love it! I am moving to Jakarta soon and wanted to ask you if yarn suitable for knitting is readily available there and if there is a good variety. I love to knit and know I cannot possibly bring yarn with me (unless I leave everything behind!) so I'm really hoping there are some good suppliers there. Thanks :)

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  9. So cute! The roof is a funny idea :-)

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  10. How did I miss this!!!

    It is adorable!

    You DO have some good ideas :-)

    keep well

    Amanda x

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  11. adorable! could be used for so many things really, though certainly a hanging pin cushion would be very handy! thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

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