September 17, 2013

Pin It Blog Hop - Thoughtful Pincushions

Today's the day!
It's my turn for the Pin It Pincushion Blog Hop!



Special thanks to Madame Samm and Kristen from Meadowbrook
for cheering us on, as we finish the hop today.

I thought and thought about what sort of pincushion
to make for my stop on the blog hop...
until I came up with my Thoughtful Pincushions.


For quite a while now,
I've had a wonderful piece of fabric from Susan Branch's
Martha's Vineyard fabric line,
printed with all sorts of little quotes and sayings.

{I used a bit of it for my zakka pot holders last year.}


I took some time to fussy cut all of the
sentiments into little squares and rectangles.


I chose my most favorite one,
about rainy days, and decided to turn it into
a lovely pincushion to keep for myself.


It was fun and easy to add some little bright scraps
and a frame of fabric.


I used a fun stripe for the backing and added my label.


I plumped it up with plenty of polyfil,
and I love love love how it turned out!


Once it was finished,
I couldn't wait to make more of them!
Here's one I just knew my sister Susie
would love.

{Hop on over to Susie's Sunroom today and see her Pin It pincushions, too!  
They are berry berry sweet!}

"When you come right down to it, the secret of having it all is believing that you do."

I love the polka dots with the little button print and the 30's style
floral fabric on the back.


Even if you don't have this hard-to-find panel
of sweet sayings,
text prints lend themselves nicely to pincushions.

Here's one I made from some cooking themed fabrics.


As I worked with the various little thoughts,
many friends and family members came to my mind.


I know some of my favorite sewists will enjoy
a little something I've made especially for them.


My mom thinks I should keep this one for myself, too!

{tee hee}

"Housework, when done correctly, can kill you."
I wonder who could find these tucked inside their Christmas boxes?


In just a bit of leisure time, I made
this whole collection of bright and happy pincushions.


Don't you think they will make thoughtful presents?
What a great way to let someone special know you are thinking of her.

If you liked these pincushions,
you might be glad to know I've made many different kinds of pinnies!
You can find more in this post,
as well as in lots of other posts from the past on my blog.

Check out all of these blogs, too, 
for more great pinnie inspiration today!

September 17
Life in the Scrapatch
Why-Knot-Kwilt
Amy Made That...by eamylove --- You Are Here!
Michelle's Romantic Tangle
Quiltscapes
Kwilty Pleasures
Words and Stitches
Val's Quilting Studio
Les Quilts
Sew Peace to Peace
Bumbleberry Stitches
Susie's Sunroom
Quilts From My Crayon Box
Quarter Incher
I Like to QuiltBlog
Just Quilt It
Sew We Quilt

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94 comments:

  1. I love Susan Branch fabric...and have some of the same you used. I may just be using it to make a few pin cushions. Thanks for the great idea! :)

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  2. I have never seen these prints - how sweet they are and make for some very special pincushions.

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  3. OMG! I love love Susan Branch. i just finished her latest book "A Fine Romance" falling in love with the English Countryside" Your pincushions are so sdorable. I love every one of them. Thanks for sharing.
    I peeked around your blog a little and loved it. i am a new follower.
    xo jan@sewandsowfarm.blogspot.com

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  4. Sew cute! I love all the little sayings on the Susan Branch fabric. Your pincushions really are pretty and plump little cushions. What lovely gifts you have made. I am sure they will be much appreciated ... :) Pat

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  5. What sweet little sentiments - didn't they turn out just darling! I know your sister will love hers too.

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  6. What a beautil fabriks you have ! You make very nice pinchusions!

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  7. That rainy day saying is going to stick with me. :-)

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  8. Beautiful pin cushions, love the sayings! Thank you for sharing.

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  9. They are all lovely - I love the nice bright colours and fabrics you have used. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. It's lovely. I like to look at your nice pictures too.

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  11. Love your pincushions and the fun sayings!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  12. All your pincushions are so cute and full of nice saying. Thanks for sharing

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  13. I just LOVE your pincushions, featuring these beautiful sayings and gorgeous fabrics! And especially my gift, so plump and pink and polka dotty! You chose perfect fabrics to go with the sayings!

    Susie
    ( one lucky sister!)

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  14. And another great idea! What a fabulous pincushions! I love them. Love the sayings, love the fabrics, LOVE them. Thank you for showing them off!

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  15. these will make lovely little gifts....very cute.

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  16. I love them they are so supercute. I beg everybody will look for this fabric......

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  17. The fabric is great and your pincushions very nice! Thanks!

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  18. Absolutely lovely way to use that special fabric. I know I would be pleased with such a thoughtful gift.

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  19. Wow! You were very busy; can see why housework takes second stage! They are all beautiful. Makes me want to go look for my own stash of printed mini panels. What a great idea. Thanks so much for the idea and for sharing everything today.

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  20. They really are adoreble, love them all.

    Warm regards from Holland,
    Marga♥

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  21. Love them all! I need some of that fabric! I visited the link you gave and found that sweet linen pincushion. That is linen isn't it?? The pale cornflower blue and natural one. Love that!

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  22. Love these :-) Great fabric to start with and you have made such wonderful gifts from them.

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  23. These are great....love you little verses.

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  24. I just love them all !!!!! Especially the housework one !!!! So true ! What a fun blog hop ... I spent more time this week hopping instead of creating !!!

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  25. What a wonderful group of pincushions. They are all so beautiful. Great job.

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  26. They are all so sweet and beautifully made. Great idea to feature the images and sayings on pincushions!

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  27. Susan branch would be tickled to see your collection, very lovejly

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  28. Wow that is one great stash of adorable pin cushions you created. They are truly great.

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  29. OMG! Your pin cushions are so cute!! I absolutely love all those little sayings. What a great use of a fun panel!!

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  30. I love the idea of having sayings on them...yours are just beautiful!

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  31. These are wonderful, what a great panel to work with, and your fabric choices with it are perfect!

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  32. Those are darling and will make incredible gifts.

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  33. Darling pincushions, really lovely gifts.
    Thanks for beeing part of this hop.

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  34. Your pin cushions are very lovely !

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  35. Such a perfect way to use that great fabric... I just love these!

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  36. What a great idea! Thank you for sharing!!

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  37. Cute idea. I loved reading them. They will make perfect little gifts.

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  38. They are adorable and yes they would make great gifts or stocking stuffers.

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  39. Yes they are adorable and a very thoughtful gift for people you love. Thanks for sharing.

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  40. These are very cute and very thoughtful to give them away. I know they will be appreciated.

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  41. Thanks for sharing all your pincushions. I love all of them.

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  42. Love your sweet pincushions! I believe whomever receives one will be well pleased.

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  43. What a great use of that wonderful fabric. Love reading all the pincushions!!

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  44. Oh my, I love, love, love your pin cushions! Your quotes with sweet pictures printed on fabric combined with matching fabric are gorgeous, absolutely fabulous! I'm in love with your rainy day! Thanks for sharing.

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  45. What a wonderful assortment of pincushions, each one special and unique.

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  46. Great pincushions! Love them all! Great job!

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  47. I love your pincushions--what a great way to keep a favorite quote in front of you. Your family/friends will love receiving them! Beautiful work.

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  48. These are beautiful and yes, they will be PERFECT for gifts! Wow!

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  49. Love the pincushions. very cute.

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  50. Little snippets of fabric and thread and thoughtful love have resulted in beautiful little comforting pincushions for needles and pins. These are truly handmade gifts for giving to loved ones. Lovely hop. Creative Bliss...

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  51. What wonderful pin cushions. Love the little words of wisdom. They will definately make for fabulous little gifties at Christmas!

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  52. I love your pincushions! Great gifts for sure.

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  53. Hi!!! These are all very sweet!!! Wonderful gifts!!! Thank You

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  54. Amy, I so love your little pincushions. The fussy cuts made them so special. I have never seen Susan Branch fabric before and will have to look into that. Do you make your own labels and if so would you mind telling me how. I really, really, enjoyed your blog.

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  55. Amy, I should have recognize Susan's artwork but didn't right away. Doesn't she do the most marvelous work? Your have a real flair with your pincushions (These and the ones from the other post, too.) I think your fabrics are chosen so well - and Susan's...outstanding. Just plain beautiful!!

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  56. Those are just too cute. Love your little labels on the back too.

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  57. Just adorable! I just love the colors and "vintage" feel the little messages give them. Great job Amy!

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  58. How lovely and looks like you are set for stocking stuffers or gifties for fellow sew-ists and crafters. Enjoy your day in the spotlight!

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  59. They are all very lovely.
    p.s. The housework one should go to Susie!!!
    xxx

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  60. I love your pin cushions. ANd that cute fabric with all the sayings. What a sweet way to brighten someone's day.

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  61. I love your choice of fabrics and text fabric. Nice job
    Gmama Jane

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  62. These are beautiful. makes me feel good about hanging onto some old fabric pieces

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  63. Darling pin cushions and a very clever use of your sayings. I love your colors too. Thanks for sharing:)

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  64. Those are just all so precious! Love that fabric with all the sayings!

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  65. They are gorgeous! Love the one about the housework, LOL... Thank you for sharing... I always love to see the fabrics you use... and I can say this time that some of them are in my stash too ;)

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  66. Holy cow you've been a stitching wizard. These are darling and so many of them. Wow.

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  68. I am just in love with your pincushions. I am a big fan of Susan Branch and I love how you used her fabric!
    Thanks for sharing .
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  69. Those are awesome, love the fabric

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  70. The sayings are wonderful and your fabric choices perfect. These will make for lovely gifts!

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  71. I love the ALL! I've not seen this fabric before!

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  72. Great pincushions....love all the fabrics! Thanks for sharing with us.

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  73. You did awesome!! I love everyone of them! but then I love everything you make!!

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  74. cute pin cushions... a great way to use those little patches .... and I have a few to use. I think there will be more pin cushions in my future.
    thanks for sharing

    institchesandseams@hotmail.ca

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  75. Beautiful pincushions and those fabrics are so neat!!

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  76. The cute little sayings make wonderful pin cushions. They turn some scraps into unique pin cushions. Thanks for sharing.

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  77. Dear Amy, your color combinations are lovely, I'm learning from every post. And...your mother is right!

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  78. These are beautiful and are wonderful gifts. Great job selecting fabrics. Thanks for sharing these works of art.

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  79. They are ALL so beautiful! My favorite one is the one your mother said you should keep. But, just in case you decide to give that one away, too, I will send you my address! :-)

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  80. Very berry indeed! Love them all! :D

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  81. these are cute! love it, and great photos too..... where did you get your labels made?

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  82. What a great collection of pincushions. These will be fabulous for gifts!

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  83. Those are so darling! It's so hard to choose, but I think maybe the little tea kettle with the words, "it's time to dance" might be my favorite!

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  84. I really like these simple pinnies. Great way to use a special fussy cut piece. Great job.

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