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 ...