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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Velvet Strawberries ~ My Second Harvest

Hello my dear friends,

as I told you in my last post here are more of my velvet strawberry pincushions! It seems once I started it I was drawn into a spell ~ well I basically just wanted to make more! So I did!!

And here are my newest creations. I made three more so far, each one in a different way but yet just as pretty as the previous ones.

My first strawberry of this post ...

 This one was made from a vintage tan velvet and embellished with lace and a little bumblebee charm to give it the right touch. I decided not to use french knots with my smaller strawberries.

My second strawberry ...

If I were to give this pincushion a  name I would call it "Black Beauty".

The crystal you see on the pincushion was not something I had originally thought of but it was  something I had to do after I had a tiny accident with my glue. A tiny droplet of glue had gotten onto the velvet where it wasn't meant to be and I couldn't not fix it ~ so now this strawberry has a gem! I thought it was better than throwing the entire piece into the trash. What do you think? I think it suits the look of this pincushion.

 My third strawberry ...


I used a few old tiny glistening earrings and a flower charm to embellish this pincushion as well as some old lace.

I hope you have liked my latest creations. I am currently working on my last and final strawberry pincushion right now (well for the time being) and I am so in love with it already and I can't wait to share it with all you lovely bloggers ... in my next post!

I hope you are well and life is treating you kind.

Have a peaceful and creative day,

Karen B.


  1. your strawberry pincushions are beautiful Karen. Love them. Such a wonderful idea. The velvet makes they so speciel

  2. Wow, they are gorgeous and so elegant!

  3. Your strawberries are fabulous and the happy accident of the gem is perfect on Black Beauty. Keep cultivating your strawberry crop...

  4. The third one is my absolute favorite!!! So beautiful. What is the brass finding you are using on the the tops of these? They are stunning!

  5. Sorry I miss counted it is the last one the blue/ green with the bit of tatting!!!! Oh I love it!

  6. I have now caught up with my reading of your posts and I see where you found the brass pieces at the antique store along with some other treasures. They are just perfect for these little strawberries. Good Find!

  7. Your strawberry's are so beautiful! I love the little charms on them, especially the flowers. Yum!