sewandtellfridaysHappy New Year everyone! I have taken a vacation from blogging  since Christmas .... not because I had a vacation but because I was doing a major down size! I cannot even tell you how much work it was! But I am finally in my new space! I have a new sewing room that I need to organize. But I have made time for stitching!

I decided that in 2011, I will do another Dear Diary quilt. This quilt will be redwork blocks on white Kona cotton. Each week, I will stitch one block which will commemorate something going on in my life that week.

Since I just did the big downsize, the last few weeks I have focused on home. So I embroidered up this block.....


This is my Home "Tweet" Home block.

.... and I love the heart because "Home is where the heart is!"

The base pattern for this block came from Bad Girl Designs HERE.


I ♥ Redwork.


I recently stitched this trio of lavender pincushions.


I made Jazzy Jewels quilting pins to compliment my creations!


I ♥ the button in the middle of this one!


I sewed glass beads and pearls on the corners of this fussy cut beauty!


I ♥ the polka dot ribbon!

This cute set makes a great gift!


And last but not least, I made these hockey placements for my son's new apartment!

I know he will love them!

I made him some PJ pants from the same fabric and he loves the fabric!

Now I need to make some matching mug rugs with the fabric I have left!

I hope that you all had a great New Year celebration!

May your year be filled with lots of happy stitching moments!

Take care!



P.S. I will be linking up to the following linky parties throughout the next week.

Stop by and visit for tons of inspiration!!! - Sew & Tell Friday

Lit & Laundry - Finished for Friday

Skip to My Lou - Made By You Monday

Keeping It Simple - Motivate Me Monday

Quiltstory - Fabric Tuesday

Creative Itch - Sew Cute Tuesday

Night Owl Crafting - Hoo's Got Talent

Sew Much Ado - We Did It Wednesday

Wednesday at Tea Rose Home


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There is nothing more adorable than a handmade pincushion! I love to make these and I collect them. I ♥ them because they are small projects that you can often make in just one sitting! Sew cute! I want to start swapping handmade pincushions with people from around the world... just to see what they can create.

Here are a bunch of free pattern/tutorial links to get you inspired! Take a peek! With all these links, there has to be something here that will just take your breath away! Fun stuff! I always use these types of pincushions and I give them as gifts to my sewing friends! I will work my way through the list and post photos of my completed projects as I go along! If you make a pincushion from the list, please email me a pic and I will post it..... you can get famous LOL..... and others can be inspired by your creativity!

Have fun! Share..... Design..... Inspire..... Create!


Bitty Bug Pincushion - Such a adorable & easy lil bug ♥♥♥


Kootoyoo's Simple Square Pincushion

♥Super Speedy & ♥Super Cute


DIY Owl Pincushion - Scrappy Happy! Easy & Adorable!


Heather Bailey's Square Deal Pincushion


Jenny's Redwork Heart Pincushion - send me an email for instructions if you want to make this one!


Tipnut's Wild Flower Pincushion - I monogrammed my initial in the center!


Cool wrist pincushion - made by me!

Want a tutorial???? Just send me an email and ask!


Carla's Embroidered Scissor Fobs.... want instructions? Ask!

More Links:

Wee Folk Art Mini Pumpkins

Super Cute Owl Pincushion

Pretty Pincushion Basics

How About Orange Tiny Orange Pincushion Tutorial

Martha Stewart’s Homegrown Tomato Pincushions

Craft Blog's Fantabulous Pincushion Tutorial

Planet June's Square Wrist Pincushion

Craft Pudding's Baby Food Jar Pincushion

Martha Stewart’s Wool Sweater Tea Cup Pincushions

Martha Stewart's Leaf Pincushions

Bottlecap African Violet Pincushion Tutorial

Bottlecap Ladybug Pincushion Tutorial

Bottlecap Mushroom Pincushion Tutorial

Quiltmaker's Small Wonder Pin Blossom

The Purl Bee's Very Simple Pincushion

Very Big Jen's Eyeball Pincushion

Craftstylist's Soda Bottle Cap Pincushion

Paper.String.Cloth's Square Pincushion Tutorial

KQuilt Studio's Pincushion/Thread Catcher Tutorial

Fat Quater Shop's Homespun Hearts Pincushions

Cross Stitch Happy Busy Bees Pincushion

Marie Browning Create's Dress Form Pincushion

Urban Debris' Free Hedgie Pincushion

Wee Wonderfuls Pod Flowers Pincushios Tutorial

Monkeyroom’s Pincushion/Thread holder Tutorial


Little Paper Dog's Pincushion Jar Tutorial - Easy Peasy!!!

Craft Leftover's Mini 9 Patch Pincushion Hangup

Green Kitchen's Pincushion Wristlet

The Long Thread's Flowerpot Pincushion

Annie's Crazy World's Thumb Pincushion

Rozzieland's Sunny Wrist Pincushion Tutorial

Keyka Lou's Pincushion Cuff Tutorial

BHG's Patchwork Pincushion

UK Lass' Pear Pincushion

UK Lass' Apple Pincushion

Doll's Make Do Pincushion

My Byrd House's Mouse Pincushion

Bari J Scrappy Square Pincushion

Abyquilt Pincushion Tutorial

My Little Mochi's Wristlet Pincushion

Very Basic Bottlecap Pincushions

Tip Nut's Teacup & Saucer Pincushions

Tammy's Flower Pincushion


Creative Kismet's Patchwork Pincushion Tutorial - Love this one!

Helen Gibb's Half Doll Pincushions

Martha Stewart’s Strawberry Pincushions

Tipnut's Vintage Pincushion Sachet: Crochet Pattern

Polka Dot Pineapple's Blossom Pincushion

BHG's Felt Spring Hat Pincushion

Crazy Daisy Pin Cushion Pattern

Granny Square Pincushion

Crafster's Amish Puzzle Ball Pincushion

MMM Craft's Teacup Pincushion

Lucky Kate's Tick Tock Watch Wrist Pincushion

Toadstool Cottage & Mushroom House: Free Pattern & Tutorial

Craft Log's Easy Peasy Square Pincushion

DIY Style's Magnetic Wrist Pincushion

Calamity Jane's Log Cabin Pincushion

Patchwork Posse's Doily Pin Cushion Tutorial

Scrappy Happy Pretty Hex Pincushions

Scrappy Selvage Armrest Pincushion Tutorial

Embroideroo's Strawberry Pincushion Tutorial

Crocheted Flower Petal Pincushion Pattern

Matching Pegs Star Fruit Cushion Tutorial

Tipnut's Shamrock Pincushion

Crafty Pod's Yo-Yo Pincushion Tutorial

And for your pincushions, how about a tutorial to make cute little pins!

Wee Wonderful Shrinky Dink Pins

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