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Monday, January 23, 2012

Velvet Strawberries

Hello my dear friends,

remember a few days ago I shared some beautiful velvet with you and also some 'brass things' I had found in an antique store? ... Well, I took both and turned them into a new creation ...

... velvet strawberries

... to be precise ~ velvet strawberry pincushions!

I made many of these pincushions a few years ago but in a primitive style which was from cotton, baked and grundged with coffee.

These are some of my 'leftovers' from primitive days of crafting.

My primitive strawberries.

Looking at my velvet I remembered seeing the most beautiful Victorian strawberry pincushions somewhere that were just breath taking. They were so lovely ~ made from the gorgeous velvet and either embroidered with details in gold thread or embellished with little silver or gold trinkets and charms. I loved the look of them so much I decided to try and make my own. My daughter Caylagh thinks 'they are not my thing' ~ I think it's because of the colors but I do like the look of them. Maybe not breath taking but nice, and nice it good enough for me! Again I took many pictures for you so you don't miss a thing.

This is my first velvet strawberry ...

... made from rose colored velvet ~ so delicate!

And this is my second velvet strawberry ...

... this one is made from the salmon colored velvet ~ so vibrant!

After making my first two I got a bit carried away. After searching through my fabric chest I found some more velvet in different colors and made a few more of this lovely berries. Each one is different from the other and I even ventured out of my color comfort zone for these .... but that is for my next post ~ I hope to see you there.

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

Have a peaceful and creative day,

Karen B.


  1. LOVE them!!!!!!!!!
    ~Debra xxx

  2. LOve velvet sewing items and your strawberries are beautiful. Your pink is gorgeous. These are such fun to make and use. Sea Witch

  3. I love the pink one the most. You want my mailing address so you can mail them to me? LOL!!! Just kidding. This was a great idea.

  4. Very pretty. Kudos to you for making something beautiful out of those brass thingies:)

  5. These are fantastic! I especially love the first one with the tassel. I recently found a stash of some similar brass things. Now I know what to do with them!

  6. Your strawberries are wonderful. I love both the primitives and the fancy velvets. Hugs...

  7. I love them! The first and last one are my favorites.Hugs,Jen

  8. Love the pink strawberry with the pretty green ribbon.