Hot! Lucky Cat Pincushion

As part of 30 Days of Pincushions, Anne 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. Additionally, she’s providing Sew Weekly readers with a 25% discount off anything from her shop during Spring. Instructions on the discount and how to win this pincushion can be found at the bottom of this post.

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: Anne Robishaw (aka Annie by family and friends)
Shop name: Blushful
Location:  The small coastal town of Belfast, Maine
How long on Etsy: I opened my storefront, Blushful, in September of 2010

Who (or what) is an inspiration for your pincushions?
Fat cats, cherry blossoms, Kokeshi dolls and my two wonderful daughters, all inspire my designs. I have always had cats around, mostly big plump ones since they make the best lap cats ever, especially in the long Maine winters! I love cherry blossoms. Have you ever visited Washington D.C. during cherry blossom season? Just try not being inspired by that! I stumbled across Japanese Kokeshi dolls while perusing on Etsy and fell in love with their sweet, simple design aesthetic. Finally, my two beautiful daughters show me art through a fresh and youthful perspective. Their art, inspires my art!

Why do you craft?
I craft because it’s magical, entertaining, rewarding and fulfilling.

Any new projects you want to tackle?
I am gearing up to create some fun, do-it-yourself patterns and kits. I would love for others to experience how easy, addicting and fun felt can be. It’s the perfect craft for any age.

Thanks, Anne ! Be sure to visit her Etsy shop and check out her other pincushions for sale! During Spring, Sew Weekly readers will receive 25% off their orders by using the discount code: TSW25 at checkout!

Want to win this pincushion?  Simply link to/reblog the No-Sew Hat Pincushion Tutorial on your own blog or site. Once you’ve done, that, post a link in the comments here.

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! 



Mena Trott

Mena Trott started The Sew Weekly to document her attempt to sew all of her own clothes in 2010. Since then, she's made over 125 outfits and has way more clothes than she needs.


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  1. This is so much fun!! Here’s my addition!!

  2. This is fun! I put a link and the small hat picture on my blog so it would bring them back here to see what all is here.

  3. Hi!
    I’d like to enter but I don’t have a blog. Can I tweet the giveaway instead?
    I love this fat kitty :)
    Look me up at DomDuguay

  4. Here’s my entry! I wrote about the too flippin’ cute kitty and the awesome hat pincushion tutorial. Thanks for the daily giveaway!

  5. This pincushion is adorable. I have a cat that fancies himself a sewer, so a cat pincushion would be the perfect complement.
    Here’s a link to my post about your hat pincushion tutorial:
    Here’s to some luck for a lucky cat pincushion!

  6. Sorry for me! No blog. I am a ‘reader of blogs tho’ .. and will retweet.

  7. I love this pincushion – it is sooo sweet. I’ve blogged here:

  8. Here’s my little blog! So cute – can’t wait to see the rest of them!

  9. Cute pincushion. I linked it on my blog!
    Thanks so much!!

  10. I am having massive cute overload.
    Linked to on blog: