Hello my dear friends,
when I was a teenager and loved to sew my own clothes I bought myself my first pincushion.
You know, the old trusted helper in the shape of a tomato and it's little sidekick strawberry.
I still have and use it today and it has now inspired me to make my own design of it, just tweeked a little to make it my style. My favorite tomatoes are the heirlooms tomatoes, I just love the way they look so that is what I wanted to create, a heirloom tomato pincushion. It took me a few tryouts at first but once I had a shape that I was happy with and my first tomato 'grew' quickly.
I used some of the beautiful green velvet from the curtain valance I had found for the tomato and the little sidekick strawberry was made from some new red velvet. I filled both with crushed walnut shells to keep any needles and pins sharp and some hand dyed seam binding became the greenery. Hapy me of course I couldn't just make one tomato now, could I, so I 'grew' another one, this time from the that beautiful golden colored velvet.
And here is my newest 'harvest', my newest pincushions, my heirloom tomatoes.
Glorious in green ...
Karen yours are so much cuter and nicer material. I remember my mom and grandmother having one of the tomato pin cushions. I think every household had one or two. Great job with your creative self to make your version. Very pretty. xoxo KrisReplyDelete
Thank you so much for your kind words Kris. Hugs.ReplyDelete