Thursday, June 28, 2012


For the Swap
For Marti

For Lorraine

For Debi

We are having a wonderful swap at the Marie Antoinette Mail Art Group, hosted by Lorraine,  it is her first time hosting in the group and she has come up with this wonderful swap.  You make pincushions with salt dips, we have three partners.  I was a little nervous making my first one, but then I was hooked and could not stop making them, they are so much fun. I also had some little tea cups, and I had these vintage victorian match holders, I also have some other things I want to make pincushions with.   Thank you Lorraine for coming up with this wonderful swap and teaching us how to make these.   I hope you are having a wonderful week and thanks for visiting me today.  Hugs, Terri


Marie Costa said...

Oh, these are wonderful! So beautiful. Do you glue in the cushions?

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Oh, these are adorable. I've been stashing little glass items to do this for a "crafty affair" this fall. Hope I get Hot Glue Happy soon.
I always lot to see what your group is swapping always great projects. Enjoy the weekend

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

OK, how do I learn to make these?!? They are beautiful! What do you use as a filler?

Terri Gordon said...

Hi Ladies, No glue at all, if the sides of the item curve in or straight you just make the cloth tight. Start with a circle of fabric, you will have to adjust for each container, sew a running stitch around the edge and gather, stuff with fiber fill, make it tight, then I covered my ball with lace and gathered that. You make them a little larger so that they are tight and then you don't have to glue them in. I did not want to use glue because in the future you might want to take the pincushions out. These things are addicting, you will be going around your house looking for little containers to make pincushions with and it is hard to stop, have fun and I would love to see what you create. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Terri

Marti McClure said...

Hi Terri, You crazy pin cushion maker! I think it's great that you got so inspired by this swap that you can't stop making them. I am so lucky to get one of them, they are so adorable! Have a great weekend. ~Marti

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Thanks Terri!

Janny said...

They are wonderful!

Regards Janny

Jo said...

Your pincushions are soooo adorable! Thanks for the instructions in the comments section, I can feel a pincushion binge coming on!

Terri said...

Hello Terri,
I hope you are well and having a good summer : )
This swap of Lorianne's looks fabulous! What a great idea. I have made pin cushions of tea cups before, but never the other items. They look amazing! You always delight and amaze me with your beautiful creations.

Fleur de Bee said...

Terri you always make the most beautiful items!! You have won a FOLLOWER giveaway I held! Come visit my blog for details and congrats!!

xo Molly

Awishdream said...

Hi Terri! Love your blog!
Oh your pincushions are so dreamy! love them all! thanks for sharing them with us!
Mel :)

Crafty Delight said...

What a feast for the eyes! Love all the pincushions you created. Great job!

Sophie said...

Was sind das für herrliche Sachen. Wunderschön.

Sonnige Grüße

lambs and ivy designs said... sweet!!! I love those, each and every one of them!!!

Now that gives me something else to I mean collect until I have time to work on them! LOL

Have a wonderful weekend,

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

These are all just darling!!