Saving the Pins One Cushion at a Time.

Strawberry Patch

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.

Strawberry Details

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.

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About Patsye

I am an older woman and artist. I love to craft. I love to sew and knit and crochet and needlepoint. I love to paint and draw and make art with my hands. Being creative is what gets me up in the morning. Art is my tea, my fresh air, my good book, and my cats all rolled into one. I have much to share and hope you'll visit often.
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