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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Room For Improvement ...

Hello my dear friends,

when I am creative I always try do my best to make an idea of mine come to life and I am sure that I am a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to it. It could just be a stitch or two out of place and if I don't like it, it just doesn't happen. I have taken apart and redone some of my creations several times. What I have realized these days is that with some things I have made it takes a while for me to see that there is still some room for improvement even though I do like my design overall. It doesn't have to be an entire redo, but just something that gives a piece that final touch or more detail. That is what happened with the piece I am re-sharing with you today.

I had made two pincushions and I was quite happy with them at first. I don't know why but a few days ago I was looking at these particular pincushions and my thoughts went with the 'there is always room for improvement' thing and maybe a little more detail is the right way to go, and in my eyes these two piece did need a little more work after all. So I sat down, thought for a while, and started to work on the first one of the two pincushions again. I finished adding a few more details to the first one and I am much happier with it now.

Adding more detail was all that was needed to make this pincushion that tiny bit better and prettier to me and I think that when it comes to enhancing the look of this creation, the small improvements I made really complete it now.

Here is a photo of one of my berry pincushions before ...

... and this is what it looks like now!

What do you think?

 I added the green cap (little leaves that live on the top of it) to the strawberry. I used the same beautiful green sari silk ribbon to make it and hand stitched them. Looking at the strawberry now, I realize that is actually something that I missed adding right from the beginning of making this pincushion.

In my eyes, my berry now looks even more like a strawberry than it did before and I am so much happier with it too. I am working on my other berry pincushion as I am writing this and hopefully I will be able to give it that special little touch to make it that tiny bit nicer than it already was. So do come back and see what I have done to it if you would like to know how it ends up!

I am planning to relist this pincushion and a few other ones in my Etsy shop this weekend if nothing comes in between.

Thank you for taking the time to visit me here today and I hope you have enjoyed your short stay.

I hope you are well my dear friends and life is treating you kind.

Have a peaceful and creative day.


  1. Oh Karen, your stitchwork is so beautiful! I have to smile thinking what gorgeous work you do -and yet you find ways to add even more detail : ) I truly like it both "before" and "after"!! Love the creams for the base,the cotton lace and the beautiful greens to compliment. Wishing you a beautiful Spring time ahead~
    Hugs, karen o