Made entirely from recycled fabrics, these strawberries remind me of my Grandmother’s pincushion. I distinctly recall all the fuzzy had come off her’s, except for under the leaves on the top. I wonder what happened to it, and can’t bear the thought that it might have wound up in the trash upon her death. It takes a woman to appreciate the value of such an item, and though I’m fairly sure she didn’t make it, it still has meaning to me because I remember all the clothes and quilts she made with it.
So these are dedicated to my dearest Grandmother Z, who I am sure would love the idea that everything old is new again.
The pattern is from Martha Stewart. I printed it out at 150%, so they are a handful in size. Filled with snowy white St. Augustine sand, the fabric is velvet upcycled from a Goodwill Simply Shabby Chic shower curtain (enough fabric to make 75 of these if I had the strength). These are real fresh water pearls about 6mm’s rescued from a broken strand, and the leaves are from a Goodwill wool sweater that I recently felted and have found many uses for. The Chinese carry-out boxes came from a yard sale, and they will be perfect for staging my “handmades” when the shooth opens.