Funky, Felt Pincushion
As part of 30 Days of Pincushions, Dawn has generously provided this pincushion for one Sew Weekly reader to win! Instructions on how to win it can be found at the bottom of this post.
Name: Dawn Parizek
Shop name: Dawnorama
Location: Des Moines, IA
How long on Etsy: Almost 1 year
Describe your aesthetic in three words:
Funky, Colorful and Modern
Who (or what) is an inspiration for your pincushions?
My inspiritaion would have to be my Grandma Helen. She was a very creative, crafty gal. She could make something beautiful out of anything. Be it a walnut, an old, plastic dish soap bottle, or a tin can lid. She made all of my Barbie doll’s clothes… and they were groovy, 70’s clothes. She was awesome. I think that she’d love my pincushions.
How did you start making them?
I kind of stumbled onto making the pincushions. I had been to a crafting slumber party with some girlfriends, and we just sat around the table with a huge pile of felt, some embroidery floss and buttons, sewing up whatever come to mind. I went and bought some felt of my own and just started sewing. It started with felt yo-yos that I thought would be cute hair accesories… and just blossomed into pincushions. Now I can’t stop!
Thanks, Dawn! Be sure to visit her Etsy shop and check out her other pincushions for sale!
Want to win this pincushion? You just have to answer the following question:
Did any of your childhood dolls have any homemade (made by you or someone else) clothes?
Each giveaway is open for twenty-four hours from the time of posting. Please only post one comment in each thread. Winners will be announced each Monday in April. Winners can only win once but are encouraged to answer all the questions!