Lovely Lilac Pincushion
As part of 30 Days of Pincushions, Shelley has generously provided this pincushion for one Sew Weekly reader to win! Additionally, she’s providing Sew Weekly readers with a 10% discount off anything at her shop. Instructions on the discount and how to win this pincushion can be found at the bottom of this post.
Shop name: Spincushions
Location: Narrawong, Victoria, Australia
How long on Etsy: Since July 2010
How did you start making them? Selling on etsy?
I received a book with pincushions to make in it for my birthday one year and just could not stop making them. I began by giving them all my friends, family, work colleagues and acquaintances, but you can only give so many away. Everyone I know has one now. I tried a couple of markets which did well, but living in the country there are not many about, so I did some online research & discovered etsy.
Any new projects you want to tackle?
I am pretty fascinated by amigurumi at the moment. I have begun teaching myself to crochet and my aim is to make some cuteness when my skills get beyond granny squares. I am getting there! I have my eye on a few patterns on etsy.
What do you love making most?
Pincushions! I have gone off a few creating tangents since I started making pincushions, but none of them satisfy me like making pincushions. I love creating new designs; rarely do I re-make a design exactly. Each one evolves with new details as I go. The appeal for me is in the materials. Felt is such a wonderful material to work with in so many vibrant colours. I also love embroidery thread. I am very well stocked with almost every colour known to man. I find the process of hand sewing very therapeutic. Joy is in every step for me. All the way from idea to preparation to the construction.
Thanks, Shelley! Be sure to visit her Etsy shop and check out her other pincushions for sale! Sew Weekly readers will receive 10% off their orders during the month of April by using the discount code: SEWWEEKLY at checkout.
Want to win this pincushion? You just have to answer the following question:
Do you enjoy hand sewing? Is there a part of sewing that’s therapeutic for you?
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!