Monday, July 13, 2015

Jeanette Douglas Spring Quaker Pincushion

Jeanette Douglas has designed a few small kits and let me just say they are awesome!  I ordered a few of them a few weeks ago and below is the first one that I stitched.

The kit included the floss for the cording, the buttons, the linen, and the felt backing fabric.  All of this for just $15 CDN at Traditional Stitches.  I think that's a pretty good deal.  I only ordered the scissor fob from this series, but I think I'll have to get the other two because I loved stitching it and putting it together so much.  

Below is a close-up of the front:  (sorry for the blurriness. I used the macro function on my camera, but it didn't seem to work.)

And the back....:

After I stitched the cute little Quaker design, I knew I would have to finish it right away...  I want to finish everything lately.  This was only my second time making twisted cording and I still can't believe I have put off making this stuff for so long.  Jeanette includes complete finishing instructions with the kit too.

Well, there you have it.  A cute little scissor fob and it only took a day or so to make.  If you haven't seen Jeanette Douglas' little kits, you should check out her site.  I've been enjoying kits a lot lately and I will probably get a few more of these.  They are such cute quick little projects.


Justine said...

That's very pretty, and excellent value too!

Dani - tkdchick said...

I just love Jeannette's stuff and that is so cool and beautifully finished!

Aurelia Eglantine said...

Such a cute finish!!! I love the way it looks like a flower :) And your cording turned out so pretty, with the two colours like that! I've never tried a two-tone one, but now I think I'm going to have to do so ;) It's so nice when kits come with everything you need, as it's so fun to final-finish something fast and just have it *done*!